Low calorie snack ideas - help!

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Muddysnowdrop Fri 01-Mar-19 11:39:36

Desperate for suggestions to lure me away from snacking in the evening on cereal bars and rich tea biscuits? (These in themselves are my attempt to wean myself off chocolate).
If anyone suggests a bag of baby spinach I may cry..
Is fruit the only low cal option?

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JRMisOdious Fri 01-Mar-19 11:42:03

Lidl Skyr yoghurt, strawberry and vanilla ones really good.
Do you like savouries? Beef jerky, sweet and salt popcorn.

BabyBlackCat Fri 01-Mar-19 11:47:05

Low-fat yogurt, I like the Muller light ones! Sweet fruits like Strawberries? Popcorn, baked crisps? Low fat Ice Cream? The Breyers I’ve cream is lovely, especially the caramel cake one grin

FashionFoodLaughs Fri 01-Mar-19 11:49:00

Protein based stuff works for me - Skyr yogurt with agave nectar (like honey) with a sprinkling of fruit and nuts is a favourite. Have chopped fruit ready in the fridge. Maybe you could make your own Nakd bars (recipes online) although for me I have to limit any snacks in the house (regardless of how healthy they are) otherwise I’ll binge on them.

TeaforTwoBiscuitOrThree Fri 01-Mar-19 11:52:33

I second Skyr yogurt (Aldi has a cheap one).
carrots with humus dip
dark chocolate (the darker, the better)
oat cakes

MammaMia19 Fri 01-Mar-19 11:53:16

Babybel, tomato, cucumber and carrots sticks
Low cal yoghurt
10cal jelly pots
Hoummous and veg sticks

Or if you enjoy snacking, try and have a smaller meal in the day to save calories for the evening

Muddysnowdrop Fri 01-Mar-19 11:55:44

These are great, thank you!
Savoury is ok but have a very sweet tooth. The stuff I'm eating now would be ok if I just had one a night, but I need more! A 10 cal jelly sounds the bomb smile

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padegoke Fri 01-Mar-19 21:11:23

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Applesaregreenandred Fri 01-Mar-19 21:24:39

WW fromage frais with berries on the bottom - only 50 cal

Walkers Snaps - only 65 cal

Mini packs of chocolate buttons - around 80 cal eat them very slowly

Bubba1234 Fri 01-Mar-19 21:29:09

Mushroom soup believe it or not
Very very filling but very low calorie
Kept me going all day !

Fivefootoffun Fri 01-Mar-19 21:32:12

Ice lolly? Mini twister is 37 cals

Sugar free jelly

Sweet popcorn (60 Cals for a small bag)

Flump - 30 calories - lovely heated in microwave for a few seconds

Low cal hot choc

Melon, berries etc

Nice glass soda water with sugar free elderflower cordial and lots of ice

Muller light and free coconut yoghurts - 60 cals and really filling

Muddysnowdrop Fri 01-Mar-19 21:49:25

These are great! Have had popcorn tonight but spoiled it with some wine blush Friday necessities.
Am compiling a shopping list from all the suggestions...

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JRMisOdious Fri 01-Mar-19 22:36:08

Sweet tooth. So, take the small pack of chocolate buttons mentioned above, melt them in microwave for 45 seconds or so with just a few drops of black coffee, stir then dip a whole punnet of room temperature strawberries in the goo one by one and enjoy.

bluechameleon Fri 01-Mar-19 22:48:08

I tend to have a mixture of fruit, nuts and dark chocolate. I started at 70% cocoa and have worked my way up to 85%. The higher cocoa ones taste bitter if you aren't used to them. I also like the Nairns biscuits which are healthier than ordinary biscuits - my favourites are the coconut and chia seed ones. What works best for me is to make up a bowl of my snacks for the evening so I can control my portions. If I have the packet next to me I'll keep helping myself.

RaskolnikovsGarret Sun 03-Mar-19 09:29:21

Recently discovered.

One m and s mini pavlova nest (18 calories)
Half tablespoon Greek yoghurt
One or two raspberries
Drop of raspberry sauce.

Think it comes to fewer than 40 calories. Absolutely delicious.

And I triple the above for a breakfast.

Muddysnowdrop Sun 03-Mar-19 10:44:39

Wow, off to shops today with a new list, thanks again.
<wondering what deleted comment said - just stop snacking you fat cow, perhaps? I’ve heard worse>

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IheartCaptainHolt Sun 03-Mar-19 10:49:50

Pink and whites are great for a sweet snack. Even better when microwaved for 10 seconds so the marshmallow goes all gooey

RaskolnikovsGarret Sun 03-Mar-19 11:19:57

I think that poster was posting weight loss ads on various threads.

Blondie1984 Sun 03-Mar-19 17:58:26

1 sachet of low cal hot chocolate mixed into 0% fat Greek yoghurt or Skyr OR mixed into porridge with 20g oats

Frozen grapes

Frozen Curly Wurly

Bowl of strawberries with Choc Shot

Skinny Syrup drizzled over fruit

Baked apple with low cal ice cream like Halo Top vanilla

Buy the Sugar Free jelly sachets, make up the full amount and a pint is 40cals

TickVG Sun 03-Mar-19 19:21:39

Love these suggestions. Am definitely going to try the chocolate porridge smileBaby gherkins, olives and raspberries is my current go to in the day. If you can 'afford' the calories a v small stick of cheese (20g) or a hard boiled egg or 2 can be even better as they won't spike your hunger later in the way that carby/sugary things will. Saying that, my evening post dinner treat is a fun size packet of maltesers. 99 calories, and I have with a cup of tea so they sort of melt in my mouth, I savour the taste and then once the tea is over it signifies an end to eating for the day.

Muddysnowdrop Sun 03-Mar-19 19:35:36

That's what I really need, just to have a cut off point I don't eat after. And to stick to it!

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