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Just wondering if you have a wonder healthy snack which is on a par with chocolate???

(47 Posts)
Illustrationaddict Fri 15-Mar-13 14:32:32

I was just wondering, as I reached for my second kitkat of the day, does anyone have a wonder snack, one which tastes as good as say a chocolate bar or bag of crisps which doesn't leave you feeling full of guilty calories?

Something which would be perfect for you just to grab whilst DD is on a mission to not go to sleep or be put down, so you really don't have the energy or enthusiasm to make something? Please don't say a piece of fruit or a yoghurt, whilst these are great they really don't scratch that 'indulgence itch'

Nicknamenotavailableeither Fri 15-Mar-13 14:44:37

I don't but I'm hoping you get done replies! grin

Nicknamenotavailableeither Fri 15-Mar-13 14:45:04


Gales Fri 15-Mar-13 14:47:26

I'm not sure it's really on a par, but I keep a vat of homemade soup. Can warm mug full up in the microwave in seconds.

Hot soup is comfort food like chocolate...kind of?

PoptartPoptart Fri 15-Mar-13 15:54:02

Chocolate covered rice cakes satisfy my sweet chocolate cravings and they are not very high in calories. Also, a curly wurly as they take ages to chew and are not as bad in calories as a regular bar of chocolate.

ihatethecold Fri 15-Mar-13 16:08:57

Propercorn popcorn.
It's so nice. A big bag is about 79p and its under 100 cals.
I love the sweet/salty one.

FranKatzenjammer Fri 15-Mar-13 16:10:55

Dried mango or dried cranberries.

newgirl Fri 15-Mar-13 16:15:02

I think old classics can help here - rich tea dunked in tea mmmm I like a fig roll or three too

WyrdMother Fri 15-Mar-13 16:20:47

Celery dipped in caramelised onion humus. I've a vague idea that humus is fatty but I think the celery balances that out nicely and it's lush.

KatoPotato Fri 15-Mar-13 16:24:04

Peanut butter on apple!

BettyandDon Fri 15-Mar-13 16:49:39

I'm currently having savoury flavoured almonds - sea salt or BBQ flavour as replacements for crisps as I'm on a low carb diet. Only allowed a few but they do nick that craving.

I bought sugar free sweets once online and gave myself a horrid tummy ache.

Sugar-free jelly is quite good though. I have these instead of desserts. Think they are 10 cals .

QuickLookBusy Fri 15-Mar-13 16:53:42

A teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter is great. It takes a long time to chew so its pretty satisfying.

Also agree with homemade soup. I make a pan of veg soup and have a small bowl full does really well as a snack.

PurplePidjin Fri 15-Mar-13 18:51:53

Yoghurt covered raisins.

<lurks for other ideas due to caffeine-related gripe issues in ebf baby>

Illustrationaddict Fri 15-Mar-13 19:19:43

Thanks ladies, some great ideas smile

InNeedOfBrandy Fri 15-Mar-13 19:25:24

If you freeze chocolate buttons in small handful sizes when you really feel like chocolate you can have some and it takes ages and ages to eat because it's frozen. Can't articulate what I'm trying to say properly but you get my drift?

Feilefoo Fri 15-Mar-13 19:26:45

I love dates. I know, they are fruit, but soooo sugary and sooo delicious!

MrsTwgtwf Fri 15-Mar-13 19:32:21

Love these. Mmmmmm.

colditz Fri 15-Mar-13 19:33:21

Definitely steamed mushrooms - have you tried them?

Lol just kidding

Fisharefriendsnotfood Fri 15-Mar-13 19:35:14

I have replaced chocolate with really cold red grapes for my kids-in-bed-relax snack.. Almost as good grin

Dededum Fri 15-Mar-13 19:36:01

Cashew nuts, dried mango is yummy and very addictive.

kernowmissvyghen Fri 15-Mar-13 19:39:27

these are delicious

snice Fri 15-Mar-13 19:40:55

dried apple rings-do them yourself in oven sprinkled first with a bit of cinammon

KurriKurri Fri 15-Mar-13 20:23:06

snice - what temperature oven and for how long? - they sound nice smile

How calorific is liquorice? would that be a good substitute?

If you like chocolate though, I would have just one square of really good dark chocolate a day - supposed to be good for you anyway, so you don't have to feel guilty grin

ninja Fri 15-Mar-13 20:25:09

Dried mando is great, personally I love crackers and cheese (but rack up the calories with them)

snice Fri 15-Mar-13 20:49:57

here you go KurriKurri

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