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Readers Respond: What do you actually snack on?

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Tasty but bad for me

Well, in the name of honesty: Veggie hot dogs, Daiya vegan cheese, fried U-don noodles sprinkled with sea salt and shredded nori, crackers and hummus, chips and salsa/guacamole, raw cashews, way too much almond milk, occasionally popcorn with evoo, salt, and pepper, vegan multi-grain bread with raspberry honey and almond/hazelnut/fruit butter, occasionally chips, veggie samosas, and occasionally chocolate, if it doesn't contain animal products other than a bit of dairy.
—Guest Veggie_junk_food

Sometimes I just want chips...

I do my share of good-for-me veggies and fruits, but sometimes, I just want crunchy and salty CHIPS! I have found 'Beanitos' Pinto Bean & Flax Chips hit the spot! Corn free, low GI, high fiber, gluten free, 4 gm protein, and tasty! I am lucky to live near Ann Arbor, MI, where we have great grocery stores that offer tons of good choices: Arbor Farms, Trader Joe's, Plum Market, TWO Whole Food and even our big chains are on the right path.
—Guest Susan


We bought a Nesco dehydrator. Now we snack on bananas, apples, pears and cantaloup. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and stevia on the bananas.. wow, sweet. Worth buying a dehydrator.
—Guest larry

Frozen Grapes

Frozen red grapes make a wonderful summertime snack. Wash and dry the grapes, spread them on a cookie sheet, and place it in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Grapes can then be placed in freezer bags and enjoyed whenever you like.

Sweet or salty snacks

I love chips but have been off them for 4 months now and I replace them with no salted crackers and vegetables slices (cucumbers, celery, carrots, peppers) which I dip in hummus. I enjoy a piece of chocolate now and then but most of the time I replace it with cut off fruit, or fruit salad home made (put your favorite fruits) or dried cranberries with no salt mix nuts.
—Guest Nuts, cucumbers, cranberries

I snack on popcorn!

I pop popcorn in either coconut oil or peanut oil with just a little sea salt. I also love dark chocolate with nuts.....yum!
—Guest Popcorn and nuts

Evening snacks

I like veggies with bean dip. (salsa, refried beans and some nutritional yeast, than heat slightly) Yum! Or veggies and apple wedges with natural almond butter to dip. Or raisins, peanuts and a small amount dark chocolate chips. All good!
—Guest here it is


I love the cocoa almonds after dinner. I have to confess that I cannot give up potato chips. If someone has a suggestion on a substitute I would love to hear it!
—Guest Vegan

Trail mix...homemade

First thought is always going to be fruit...pears, bananas, grapes, and watermelon are the first choices! But for crunchy, sweet and satisfying...I love to get a variety of ingredients from the market...usually contains someting like raw cashews, dried bananas, pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds, raw almonds, dried cranberries, dried pineapple...and the real 'swee't satisfier...yogurt covered raisins...m-m-m-m-m! A couple of small handfuls is all it takes and I'm back on track!
—Guest Irish54

What I snack on.

Not a very healthy snack, soy meat, crackers, vegan cheese and olives. Very high in salt, and very addictive. I really need to switch to something else after work, or skip the pre-dinner nosh entirely.
—Guest Soy meat and crackers

Snacks with a dip

Pretzels or tortilla chips with hummus or Tofutti's herb "cream cheese" spread. Chips and salsa/guac is my favorite!! I also love apples with nut butter or veggies with hummus. Trail mix is my energizer go to.
—Guest College Veggie

What do you actually snack on?

Cocoa dusted figs; tastes like a chocolate truffle. Or macadamia nuts or any kind of nuts. I especially love those that are covered in dark chocolate!
—Guest Kristine

veggie snack

Whole green beans, sprayed with little evoo then coated with sesame seeds just put in a bowl for grabbing. Smushed ripe strawberries, blended with a little plain yogurt, then frozen slightly, then spoon into bowl like sorbet. Add honey or sweetnlo if wish sweeter.
—Guest carol

easy and healthy

I make my own no-oil, no egg chocolate cake (got the recipe from you). Whenever I need a snack just a slice is very satisfying.The rest stays safely in the fridge.
—Guest choco-cake


An oatmeal biscuit. Then another. Then a slice of Quorn ham on a linseed bread slice. With mustard. Bread w Vegemite, Australia's main cultural gift to the world. Fresh peas in microwave 8 mins; add vinegar, fresh mint from my garden, olive oil. Last night's fried broccoli left in frying pan; scoop up w fingers. Yum. And so on, throughout the day.
—Guest trevor

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