Three Great Snacks From Snack Girl Readers

June 9, 2014   16 Comments

A few weeks ago, Snack Girl asked for photos of favorite snacks with my book in the background.

Snacks From Snack Girl Readers

I received some great snack ideas and posted are the winners of snack packs from Natural Delights Medjool dates.

The photo above is from Jenny:

My favorite snack isn't very complex or sexy, but I love a handful of almonds, walnuts, and broken pieces of Brown Rice Triscuits with Sea Salt and Black Pepper. I feel like a rock star when I get those Omega 3s each day!

These two recipes are from Jeanne. She should get extra credit for submitting two don’t you think?

Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

1.6 from 24 reviews

(serves 2)

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4 corn tortillas
1/2 lime
Kosher salt, or coarse sea salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub both sides of each tortilla with the cut lime. Stack the tortillas and cut into 1/8ths using a pizza cutter or large knife. Spread into a single layer on a broiler pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake for 10 minutes, or until crisp and just starting to brown at the edges. Let cool fully before storing in an airtight container.

Creamy Salsa Dip

2 tablespoons salsa (I used salsa from a jar, but you could use homemade)
2 tablespoons cottage cheese purée (recipe below)

Mix until combined and serve with a side of chips.

The base for the creamy salsa is made by pureeing 1/2 cup low fat (1%) cottage cheese with 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar (May add more to taste) and white part only of a finely diced scallion.

This also makes an excellent low fat topping for a baked potato.

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

This snack below is from Belinda and it is one that I have featured on the site. See: Refreshing Breakfast On A Stick.

We still have some more snack packs to giveaway. To enter, comment with your favorite snack ideas. Contest will end at midnight, June 9th – open to residents of USA and Canada only. Snack Girl will e-mail the winners directly.

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I am struggling to loose weight. God does not want this for me. I went from 300 to 228 up and down over many years. I am 72, and now the extra weight has "benched" me! I want to live a vibrant life. I am a joyous blessed person! Your Emails mean so much to me! Your humor and kindness show through, and your ideas are priceless! hugs

Lillian, we all struggle. I sometimes laugh when I think that I would love to be the weight I was when I complained about the weight that I was. Seriously, I am trying to focus on healthy eating. Limiting processed foods, maxing out vegetables and fresh fruit. Be good to yourself.

True thoughts. I am at a weight right now I dreamed of being at one time, but it's higher than I've been, so I'm depressed.

Lillian, I am 63. I retired, joined the local Y and my local Weight Watchers. I have lost 94 pounds and am 11 pounds from goal, which I WILL make. Has it been difficult? Yes. Am I thrilled? Oh, yes! Now, listen to this part. I am nothing special. If I can do it, anyone can. You must change your life. Just do it, and keep doing it. I only do water aerobics, as I have much

arthritis. I have 2 joint replacements. I wanted to have a life, again. I just did a segway tour of La Jolla, which was unbelievably fun! I never, ever would have been able to do that at my high weight! (There is a weight limit). I wanted to be able to travel without being told I need s seatbelt extender! Well, I just returned from a wonderful trip to Alaska! Four flights, no problems at all! Your life is waiting! Or is it "weighting"? Find your mojo! There's nothing more worth it! Great times ahead that have nothing to do with food!

Hi ya'll,

I am 34 years old and currently weigh 180 pounds. In 2010 I weighed 305 pounds give or take, the home scale would not give my weight, only an error message. I had been obese all of my life and felt so embarrassed and less of a person. I began to limit each meal to 8 grams of fat and snacks to 3 grams. I began exercising at home everday for an hour. It took two years to lose and I have maintained for two years. It's a meal by meal struggle, definitely mind over matter. I look and feel great! I love snack girl tips, use them daily! Thank you.

Thank you Susan.. You are encouraging me to. I am trying to find my mojo. 17 pounds have crepe back on me, I am 60 and just don't want the rest of my life to pass me by and not live it. You inspire me. :) kathy

I have recently had to change a lot of my usual meals and snacks to try to mostly eat "low FODMAP foods" so I feel less gassy and other bad gastrointestinal things. This includes a lot less nuts, plus my bf is allergic to many things that I try not to eat either. I like a fiber or protein bar as my afternoon snack. I found the Glutino Banana Chocolate bars (100 Cals) and Larabar Peanut butter cookie (220 cals, three ingredients) to be good.

I, too, have been overweight all my life. I have a great, happy life but the weight sadness consumed me, so I went on anti-depressants (Zoloft.) And guess what the side effect of Zoloft is? Unrelenting, endless weight gain! So, I was sad because I was overweight and was taking pills that made me heavier--but the pills are totally addictive and when I tried, with a doctor's advice, to get off them, I was truly suicidal from the withdrawal. Eventually, I researched it online and have been off Zoloft since the first of the year. AND I have been steadily and losing a pound a week. I tell you this because doctors prescribe anti-depressants like they are Tic Tacs. And so many of us are "hooked." But if you are on an anti-depressant, consider weaning. Weight loss is so much easier without them. Best, best wishes!

My favorite snacks are yougurt popsicles: mix greek yogurt and fruit juice and freeze in cups, veggies and ranch dip (dry ranch mix in greek yogurt), and apples with 1T almond butter.

I like a combination of sunflower seeds and sesame sticks to snack on at my desk at work when lunch was early and dinner is late.

My favorite snack is a banana mixed with cherry yogurt and cheerios.

My very, very, very favorite snack? Chips. Can't break it, love them to pieces. But I thankfully love other foods too! My current favorite snack (since I'm super duper pregnant) are cauliflower wings. Equal parts "milk" (I use almond, but you omnivores could probably swap it) and flour with a teensy bit of garlic powder maybe makes a great batter that you dump your cauliflower into. You mix it up till its coated and bake it at 375 for 30ish minutes (I'm being super technical here, yeah?), coat it with your favorite wing sauce (I use Thug Kitchen's recipe), and bake for another ten. I can eat an entire head of cauliflower this way (then again, I can eat a head of roasted cauliflower in one sitting too!). Yum and done, vitamins and fiberous goodies in my belly!

My favorite snack hummus and pita chips, or a green apple with almond butter

My favorite snack is fat free greek yogurt mixed with a portion of crunchy peanut butter.

I have so many favorite healthy snacks, but recently I've been enjoying handfuls of cashews and raisins, or fresh broccoli and carrots with roasted red pepper hummus.

My snack is actually a pretty healthy treat that satisfies my sweet cravings while I'm trying to lose weight. I have it about once a week, so I get to look forward to it. I mash up a ripe banana and a half, or two and mix in one tablespoon of organic creamy peanut butter and a teaspoon of hazelnut cocoa spread, then put it in the freezer for a couple ours. It makes a very healthy sort of ice cream that you can sit and eat, that isn't gone in one bite!

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