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#1 *-*

Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

http://www.greatist.com/health/88-unexpect...-100-calories/#



#2 abeni

Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:29 AM

Thats a great list! I find I always get a bit confused about what constitutes a healthy snack, so i just eat fruit all the time, which gets boring fast, then i pig out on chips and ice cream and other junk.  Happy to see a list that has chocolate on it several times!

#3 Dionysus

Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:57 AM

QUOTE
Goldfish: About 40 fishies


hmmm....


LOL

#4 kpingitquiet

Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:12 AM



not...



#5 Dionysus

Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:14 AM

ahhh


lol

#6 kpingitquiet

Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:24 AM

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#7 GIO

Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:34 AM

Oh, hahaha.

That's like in the West Wing when Danny buys CJ a real life goldfish.

#8 ShopgirlX

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:13 AM

Wow some of those are rreeeeaaallly unhealthy choices, under 100 cals or not!! ph34r.gif

#9 kpingitquiet

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE (shopgirl76 @ 19/01/2012, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow some of those are rreeeeaaallly unhealthy choices, under 100 cals or not!! ph34r.gif

Ok, I'll bite. What are the ones you find really unhealthy? Obviously not all are celery and oatbran but I don't see any that are omgkillyou. Chips and salsa are probably the worst on there, but salsa is very healthy (it's just tomato and onion, peppers, lime, etc) and US tortilla chips are different than Aussie ones. They don't have flavor coatings and you can get them baked, not fried. Goldfish aren't spectacular, but also far from bad in small doses.

#10 Stinkermouse

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:30 AM

Not a healthy choice but one I bought the other day in Coles.  Raspberry French Twists at 30 cal a piece.  They were very delicious!

#11 ShopgirlX

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (kpingitquiet @ 19/01/2012, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, I'll bite. What are the ones you find really unhealthy?



Lots of chocolate - albeit dark.  Lots of peanut butter.  Whipped topping?  Chocolate sauce, chocolate pudding, marshmallows, jelly beans, lemonade, cheese.  I see that it's trying to sneak in some 'treats' and keep them under 100cal but there's no real nutritional value in some of that stuff, IMHO.

There are also undoubtedly healthy options in there using fresh fruit and vegies and nothing processed.


ETA quote.

Edited by shopgirl76, 19 January 2012 - 10:38 AM.


#12 kpingitquiet

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE (shopgirl76 @ 19/01/2012, 11:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lots of chocolate - albeit dark.  Lots of peanut butter.  Whipped topping?  Chocolate sauce, chocolate pudding, marshmallows, jelly beans, lemonade, cheese.  I see that it's trying to sneak in some 'treats' and keep them under 100cal but there's no real nutritional value in some of that stuff, IMHO.

There are also undoubtedly healthy options in there using fresh fruit and vegies and nothing processed.


ETA quote.

Chocolate in the amounts shown is not harmful and can be beneficial. Coco nibs are not bad at ALL. Peanut butter isn't unhealthy. It's ground peanuts unsure.gif unless you get the sugary kind or eat jars at a time? US Lemonade is not the same as Aussie lemonade, nor is US chocolate pudding the same. Cheese is perfectly healthy in small doses. Yes, jellybeans and marshmallows are sugar, so I'll give ya that. But these are small portion snacks, not entire meals. They're meant to kill cravings to keep you from gorging at meals or on big unhealthy things. Not all food has to have optimal nutritional balance. Some food is just for fun.

#13 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

OP - you might also be interested in this... Meals / snack under 250 calories

I got bored of eating the same old same old so complied a list of under 250 calorie meals and snacks.

#14 KC-

Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

Healthy is relative though and I think we get far too caught up with the idea that fresh fruit and veg are always the healthy option.

For me a chocolate nut bar is a far better snack than a green apple (as long as its the right brand!).

I get the positive fats from the nuts, and the necessary protein, with far fewer carbs and sugars than i would from an apple.

The protein will keep me feeling fuller for longer, and the chocolate won't make me feel like I'm depriving myself.
To be honest, the bars are a bit too sweet for me, so they more than satisfy my cravings for sugar so there's no way I want any more sugar afterwards.

Conversely an apple is very high in carbs and sugars, provides no protein and would make me still feel hungry and unsatisfied after it!

#15 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

QUOTE (Cathode @ 19/01/2012, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OP - you might also be interested in this... Meals / snack under 250 calories

I got bored of eating the same old same old so complied a list of under 250 calorie meals and snacks.


Thank you, Cathode.  That is really helpful.  I particularly like your salad dressings.  A nice dressing always makes a bowl of salad feel more impressive.

#16 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (Alacritous~Andy @ 19/01/2012, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you, Cathode.  That is really helpful.  I particularly like your salad dressings.  A nice dressing always makes a bowl of salad feel more impressive.


There is actually a pretty good magazine called Diabetic Living (I have Type II). If you are ever looking for healthy low calorie or low fat/sugar options it is a great resource. All recipes are broken down into nutritional values and calorie content as well. And they are inventive. Not just same old crap.




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