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Joyless Snack No. 157: nuts

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JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:13:52

In an attempt to be more healthy, and cut down on my chocolate consumption, I've been having a mid morning snack of nuts and raisins. Today, for some reason, I decided not to add the raisins, and even though they're roasted nuts, they're just soooo tedious.

themildmanneredaxemurderer Mon 03-Nov-08 11:15:18

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purplemonkeydishwasher Mon 03-Nov-08 11:15:42

you should dip them in chocohhhhh never mind! wink

MrsMattie Mon 03-Nov-08 11:16:11

'Replace your morning coffee & chocolate biscuits with a nice handful of nuts and a glass of water'. They always say this in diet guides, don't they? What a load of bollocks!

JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:17:09

Damn - I got all excited there, thinking that was a tip. But thanks for the warning, mildmannered. Baked chickpeas, eh hmm. Whoever thought that one up? Maybe the same person who tries to kid us that Carob is like chocolate.

themildmanneredaxemurderer Mon 03-Nov-08 11:18:24

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themildmanneredaxemurderer Mon 03-Nov-08 11:18:55

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JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:19:25


pigleto Mon 03-Nov-08 11:19:28

I like nuts. But those dried soya beans are a bit challenging.

JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:20:27

Ah - Xpost grin. Oh well, you have to try these things, don't you. Just in case they're delicious <heads to chocolate machine to buy a Twix>.

JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:21:44

pigleto, I like nuts too, but somehow the dried fruit with them makes all the difference when I'm having them as a snack.

TheArmadillo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:22:37

what about mixing them up with spices and things.

Plain nuts are just dull.

scattercushion Mon 03-Nov-08 11:24:04

those 'healthy alternatives' articles make me laugh - swap pizza for lettuce. Swap chips for chippings.

themildmanneredaxemurderer Mon 03-Nov-08 11:26:45

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JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:32:28

lol grin

themildmanneredaxemurderer Mon 03-Nov-08 11:35:40

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TigerFeet Mon 03-Nov-08 11:36:41

<<<roffles at thread title>>>


If a nut is to be palatable it must be roasted and salted - thereby undoing all the good nutrition you could potentially be getting into yourself.

JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:37:13

I quite like Ryvita, but only with loads of butter on it, which kind of defeats the object of it. I even like celery, and cottage cheese. Maybe I need to bring in cottage cheese...

Rubyrubyruby Mon 03-Nov-08 11:39:11

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themildmanneredaxemurderer Mon 03-Nov-08 11:44:18

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FourArms Mon 03-Nov-08 11:46:06

I love nuts - plain / roasted / salted... I even love a handful of seeds though, so maybe I'm a bit sad. hmm

Rubyrubyruby Mon 03-Nov-08 11:46:52

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girlandboy Mon 03-Nov-08 11:49:10

Ah yes, the cottage cheese simili!!! Put me off forever too.

On the other hand, I do enjoy plain cashew nuts <creeps away in shame>>

snowleopard Mon 03-Nov-08 11:49:28

Nuts are hugely calorific aren't they though? To avoid eating too much chocolate, my preferred joyless snack is leftover cooked veg - I try to make too much so there are leftovers in the fridge. A nice cold carrot, sprout or mange tout can actually be delicious. Really!

JackieNo Mon 03-Nov-08 11:52:06

I really like cottage cheese - especially mixed with a can of sweetcorn blush. Not sure I could do cold sprouts.

I am getting over a stomach bug thing, so maybe it's just that. I've been having the darn nuts/raisins combo every day for blimmin ages without any problems, it's just today that I'm a bit jaded.

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