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What are your favourite GUILT-FREE SNACKS when you're dieting?

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franch Sat 15-Sep-07 14:45:42

Has to be instant, not some fancy thing I have to prepare. Healthy is ideal, but I'm also prepared to eat a one or two nasty processed 'diet' snacks in the short term IF they taste good enough to help me give up the endless chocolate I've been stuffing down.

Particularly interested in stuff to beat sugar cravings

Carmenere Sat 15-Sep-07 14:58:05

M&S do a fruit jelly that is pretty low in calories(under 100)

cornsilk Sat 15-Sep-07 15:01:29

Del monte orange juice ice lollies are gorgeous. Buy one get one free at Tescos!I have them at night when I'm watching TV and fancy something sweet.

DarthVader Sat 15-Sep-07 15:07:43

nuts and seeds
fruit
options hot chocolate
low fat yoghurts
kofta

DarthVader Sat 15-Sep-07 15:07:53

also prawns

fireflyfairy2 Sat 15-Sep-07 15:09:24

I love celery with dairylea & a grape on top

Also fruit pastille lollies are lovely too!

Chocolate mousse is tasty & low in fat if you manage to get the right brand!

franch Sat 15-Sep-07 15:16:34

FFF2, can you recommend a good choc mousse? Tried the weightwatchers one the other day and had some real chocolate straight afterwards blush

Trouble is I'm a green&black's addict so anything else just tastes like sugar

franch Sat 15-Sep-07 15:16:59

Thanks all for the other suggestions - some great ones here

fireflyfairy2 Sat 15-Sep-07 15:18:42

I've had M&S ones & Tesco ones & they were both lovely

cornsilk Sat 15-Sep-07 15:19:00

Stay away from chocolate anything except hot chocolate drinks - it's too moreish! Pineapple cottage cheese on ryvita is lovely. M& S cottage cheese is nice. Can buy low cal version but I always go for full fat - not much difference and tastes nicer.

cornsilk Sat 15-Sep-07 15:19:34

cous cous

foxybrown Sat 15-Sep-07 15:33:40

pretzels
Rosemary Connollys Chocolate Mousse is rich and chocolatey. And the pots are quite big. grin
carrot sticks ready chopped, in the fridge, ready for grabbing
Green and Blacks dark chocolate
NoNo Flatbreads

Pruners Sat 15-Sep-07 15:35:14

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ejt1764 Sat 15-Sep-07 16:11:04

home made popcorn ... yum!

fedda Sat 15-Sep-07 18:27:46

fruit salad

vegetable salad with lemon juice

home made quick soup (chopped, carrots, frozen peas, green beans, celery, anything which doesn't take long to cook) with ground coriander, ground soices and mixed herbs

bowl of poriage

whole fruit

smoothies

carrot, celery sticks, cucumber slices

nuts, seeds

Bellyhangingover Sat 15-Sep-07 18:32:02

raisins
bowl of branflakes
cereal bar (made from oats)
my evening treat... mini milks (only 30 cals each) ... sometimes i have 3!!!

Tottie32 Sun 16-Sep-07 14:52:06

i have a options hot chob in the evening

you could freeze the choc mousse- lasts longer.... think cadburys do some

roisin Sun 16-Sep-07 15:06:39

G&B do these tiny little wrapped squares of chocolate - about 4.5g each.

I'm quite happy to have just one of these (plain chocolate) as a special treat. I'd rather have that than something larger supposed to be pseudo chocolate lookalikey thing.

franch Sun 16-Sep-07 15:12:42

Thanks all.

roisin you have more self-control than me grin

bumperlicious Sun 16-Sep-07 15:22:41

definitely recommend M&S count on us chocolate mousses, and I'm not really a mousse fan! What about low fat ice cream with a small bit of chocolate or chocolate sauce on top, or marshmallows?

Sheherazadethegoat Sun 16-Sep-07 15:28:05

oatcakes, fruit, dried fruit

normal hot chocolate with skimmed milk (drink it by the gallon and still managed to lose weight)

Peachy Sun 16-Sep-07 15:29:06

Caramel jumbo snack a jack topped with sliced banana- yummy

Peachy Sun 16-Sep-07 15:31:45

And don't forget G&B do a hot choc drink, for a mid road

Options choc drinks- I sued to have one instead of dessert each night

Dip berries ion dark melted G&B- yummy

Lidl do these iced fruit sundae things in their freezer section that WW Instructor used to rave about, delicious- also those frozen fresli desserts

bumperlicious Sun 16-Sep-07 15:32:14

I also find coco pops a good low fat substitute for a choccie fix! But has to be Kellogs, not cheap cardboardy stuff!

Peachy Sun 16-Sep-07 15:39:10

If you go on smartfreestuff website, they've an offer for free snackajacks.

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