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ideas for low fat snacks that will fool dh into thinking they are what he wants....

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CountessDracula Tue 23-May-06 09:42:03

dh yesterday decided he was going on 6 week healthy binge and as I am going shopping today I said I would get really healthy stuff.

Prob is I know him and he likes to PICK when he gets in as we eat quite late (and NO we can't eat earlier!)


I need some nice things for him to pick on. I said carrots this am, he said ahh yes get me some humous then - I said NO it's fattening and he instantly whinged <rolling eyeballs>

so any ideas? Low fat dips would be good but must be yummy

Enid Tue 23-May-06 09:43:08

lo fat hummus

rice crackers

yog dip

Enid Tue 23-May-06 09:43:28

hard boiled egg and dukkah

moondog Tue 23-May-06 09:44:39

Baba ganoush
Cherry toms
Parma ham

Put any vegetables in a vinaigrette and the whole virtual low fat thing disappears.

Tell him how attrative (ie even more) he will be with a few less lbs.
My dh has just lost 2 stone with me taking this approach. He's gorgeous now!

CountessDracula Tue 23-May-06 09:49:58

Oh he has good intentions

I tell him to eat a banana at 5pm then that will stop him being so hungry when he gets in. I think it is force of habit more than anything tbh

What is dukkah?

Chloe55 Tue 23-May-06 10:17:07

I get DH Walkers Lites or Golden Wonder Lites - I knwo not particularly healthy but he is a huge crisp fan and at least he is having 1/2 the fat.

oliveoil Tue 23-May-06 10:18:55

agree on banana

I eat one at 4pm on the way home

Kelly1978 Tue 23-May-06 10:19:24

my dp likes celery and carrot with dip, he's happy to use low fat philedelphia mixed with some garlic.

Mixed beans salad? Nice with a little oil, herbs and mint.

Uwila Tue 23-May-06 10:39:53

CD, you can puree beans/lentils to thicken a dip. Just don't add the butter/oil/chees/other fat source.

Does he like spicy food? I like refried beans and salsa. I use celery in place of fatty totilla chip. Or toasted pita bread makes a good chip.

Onion soup mix (if you can find it -- may have to go to US) and fat free yogurt makes a good onion dip.

Orlando Tue 23-May-06 10:46:17

In sainsburys they have some crisp-type things, but they're called something pittas... you can get them in sour cream and chive or wholewheat. They're in big bags, in the crisps aisle and I think are less than 3% fat. I gave up the Friday night Kettle chip fest a few weeks ago and have found these to be a pretty good substitute-- around quarter of the calories. low fat guacamole is fab with them, but not necessary. Pretzel-type crisps are also good.

CountessDracula Tue 23-May-06 10:47:05

thanks all very useful!

compo Tue 23-May-06 10:49:14

how about getting a large carton of Innocent smoothie - a glass of that will fill him up til dinner

prettybird Tue 23-May-06 11:12:31

Get low GI stuff - rough oatcakes and lo-fat hummus is a "good" GI snack.

slug Wed 24-May-06 12:57:00


Jahan Wed 24-May-06 14:13:26

I find if you prepare/peel and slice any fruit and put it on a plate, its instantly more attractive.

MrsBadgerTheCelloPedaller Wed 24-May-06 14:17:53


DH is a convert since he gave up smoking - great in-car snack

Uwila Wed 24-May-06 15:55:55


jellyjelly Wed 24-May-06 18:54:50

south africa dried cured meat think it tastes liek very very hard salami. Made from beef that is cured and dried as a presevative.

Havent had it.

foxinsocks Wed 24-May-06 18:57:38

I love biltong but don't think it is ultra healthy (re the original post for healthy snacks). It's pure red meat and from memory, has quite a high salt content.

foxinsocks Wed 24-May-06 18:59:02

well red meat if it is beef or game if it is ostrich or kudu

FrannyandZooey Wed 24-May-06 19:03:17

I think hummus in moderation is fine. It is a healthy food - you don't have to eat all low fat foods to lose weight, just eat fewer calories than you burn.

A couple of tablespoons of hummus and a plate full of crudites would be a great snack IMO. Eating small amounts of healthy fats such as olive oil helps your body feel satiated and stops you getting that low mood associated with dieting.

MrsBadgerTheCelloPedaller Thu 25-May-06 09:53:22

biltong - can indeed be a bit salty and is obv not as good as snacking on fruit/veg, but is actually very low fat/high protein if you buy the lean stuff (we get a low-salt beef one from Yorkshire, randomly).

Was just adding it to the ideas list because it was so successful for filling DH's peanut-butter-and-crisps niche - he finds eating protein snacks keep him full for longer than carbs, and describes it as a Manly Snack for Men, which makes me snigger.

foxinsocks Thu 25-May-06 09:55:08

oh yes, tis a very manly snack! wasn't meaning to have a go at your biltong loving snackster just wanted to point out the salt thing as many peeps don't even know what it is! (I love the biltong sticks that you can get mmmmmm)

MrsBadgerTheCelloPedaller Thu 25-May-06 09:58:45

ooh, not tried the sticks...
[wirtes on shopping list...]

foxinsocks Thu 25-May-06 09:59:49

they are more chewy - I find I wolf the little strips down too quickly

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