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6/13/12 8:26 P

everyone mentioned my go to snacks...

I did want to mention these awesome containers though

You can buy them on Amazon. I adore them!

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6/13/12 5:42 P

I always bring a banana, an apple, a cheese stick, or a mini babybel cheese (when they're on sale & I have a coupon). Another idea could be to measure out 1/4 cup of pistachios or another nut and put it into a ziplock bag. Nuts can be 200 calories per 1/4 cup serving, but they are the "good fats" and fats will make you feel fuller longer and give you that feeling of satiety.

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6/13/12 5:37 P

I pack meals/snacks for on-the-go all the time. I have an insulated tote and reusable ice packs which really expands the available options.

You could pack things like wraps/sandwiches, slaw (made with a healthy recipe), salad, a marinated veg salad (like tomato, cucumber, onion, celery, chickpeas with dill....or tomato, corn, black beans, green/red peppers with Mexican seasoning), pasta salad with lots of veggies, carrot/apple salad, sliced raw veggies with bean dip/hummus. And, of course, fruit or nuts make a great snack too.

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6/13/12 2:50 P

Maybe some granola? There are some great recipes on here for some.

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6/13/12 2:47 P

string cheese or babybel, apples or bananas, a little baggie of cereal (I usually do multi-grain cheerios, original or peanut butter), a small bean salad. ElaineHN on sparkrecipes has a recipe for this amazing Bean, corn and tomato salad that I bring with me in a small tupperware container.

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6/13/12 2:37 P

I freeze fruit then take it with me. by the time I"m ready to eat it, it's ready. sometimes I"ll add frozen blueberries or strawberries to sugar free lemonade they work like ice cubes and add some pizazz. :) If you don't want frozen fruit many others work well apples grapes bananas etc and those you can grab and go

peanut butter and whole grain crackers, applesauce, nuts, i make my own trail mix so i have control what's in it, I use the spark recipe calculator to help with this process.

I think one of the important things for me is to bring something that has carbs and protein becaue i feel fuller and more balanced when i do it that way.

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6/12/12 4:14 P

Fruits, nuts, protein bars, veggies, cheese sticks

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6/12/12 4:07 P

I love Kar's Almond Cashew Raisin packs.

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6/12/12 3:49 P

I would think most fruits would be ok - apples, bananas, peaches, grapes. Some of the berries are a little dainty, but they'd probably be ok packed in a container inside of a bag, out of direct sunlight.

What about getting one of those insulated lunch containers? Some of them are fairly small, and if you throw a baggie full of ice in, probably pretty much anything you want to take would be fine for a couple of hours. And then you could put the ice in your water to cool it back off :)

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6/12/12 3:29 P

I realized today that the snack I took to the pool was a walloping 220 calories and really wasn't that filling! I love to go over to the Y and then to the pool in the summer. Sometimes, I walk down the street to the lake and hang out there. I need ideas for snacks that I can take with me in my bag and won't spoil in the sun. I am usually there for just a couple of hours to relax and read. I always take water with me, but I am stumped on nutritious snack food ideas that pack well.

Any ideas out there?

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