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syn-free snack ideas for waking hungry in the night

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rubybloom2 Wed 22-Jun-16 03:31:03

I'm breastfeeding my four-month old and been doing SW for about 10 days, lost 1.5lb so far.
My little one has started waking in the night for a feed again since her jabs last week and I find myself absolutely famished! I can't get back to sleep unless I eat. I'm here snacking on ryvita with ff cottage cheese, so nothing naughty, but I'm frustrated it's using some of my HE allowance from the next day.
Any ideas on syn-free savoury snacks i could have instead?
During the day I'm having 6 x HE and most of my syns.

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SpoonfulOfJam Thu 23-Jun-16 15:01:58

Are you finding yourself short of HEs? I'm bf and really struggle to manage 4 HEAs.

Cold sandwich meat or chicken drumsticks if it's protein you crave.
Carrot and cucumber sticks.
Hard boiled eggs.

I find a bowl of weetabix before bed usually keeps me going.

rubybloom2 Fri 24-Jun-16 07:27:36

I would definitely struggle with 4!
I believe my allowance is 6 HEx -due to exclusively breastfeeding a four to six month-old.
I've been making some syn-free chips before bed!

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MammyHester9116 Fri 24-Jun-16 12:11:49

I am BF and struggling with he too.
I'm not keen on milk (only on my cereal and in tea so not the full allowance anyway) and it seems bad to eat loads of cheese!

I have porridge for breakfast but seems strange to have another cereal as a snack!

How are you getting your he???

Could you have some of the breakfast bars by the bed to eat? Alpen?

rubybloom2 Fri 24-Jun-16 17:31:49

I love cheese so the HEx As are no problem really! I'd normally have toast for breakfast but have switched to porridge and cereal to get an A & B in first thing, then maybe a soup or salad (with olive oil dressing) for lunch, with ryvita or kingsmill wholemeal thin filled with ff cottage cheese.
I'm really having to plan out meals though and get caught out if I'm out and about without a healthy snack to hand!

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pippinandtog Tue 28-Jun-16 19:33:05

Try syn free quiche/ savoury "muffins"- nice recipes on SW website and not too much trouble to make.
Buy Little Book of Light Bites at your SW group for lots of ideas, some really quick and simple.

Bambamboo Wed 29-Jun-16 21:41:25

This is what I'm really finding hard after feeding my 6 month old I'm starving confused x

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