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Old 01-18-2010, 07:10 PM   #61
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I've stopped bringing snacks to work as I found I would eat them because they were there rather than because I was actually hungry .

Babybel or other cheese
Salami sticks or ham
Berries with cream (after induction)
HB eggs

If I do get really hungry @ work I go across the road to the take-away shop and get chicken, Kabana (spicy sausage) or roast meat.

Hubby quite likes terriyaki meatballs for snacking:-

1pound hamburger
1 sml spring onion, finely chopped
30ml Soy Sauce
1tsp garlic
1tsp ginger (we don't like ginger so I use extra garlic )
Chinese 5-Spice (optional)

Mix ingredients together, form into meatballs and fry in a little oil.
I'm going to have to make those meatballs! Thanks so much for posting the ingredients!
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:37 PM   #62
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No problem Stephanie, they are a firm favourite in our house even DD loves them. And I believe they are induction friendly to boot!
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:37 PM   #63
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I work from home but when I am traveling or will be out for the day I keep cheese crackers in a ziplock that I can grab and take with me. This is a pretty classic lc "recipe but for those who haven't tried these you really should. They are fabulous!

The original recipe calls for American cheese but I buy light cheese slices and microwave them until lightly crispy. I don't use light or low fat cheese to lower fat or calories but the light cheese work SO much better than full fat. It's a whole different end product. You can use American cheese for this but I don't like that nearly as much as real cheese. Anyway, I just cut up the cheese slices into 4 or 6 or 9 pieces and zap on parchment in the microwave. I sometimes spread peanut butter on then and make little cheese cracker sandwiches. I sometimes top with spreadable cheese or with turkey slices or tuna or whatever.

I make sandwiches with full slices of cheese and love that. I microwave until still gooey in the center then let them cool a bit on the parchment. The cheese is still soft and pliable and makes a great sandwich. Fill with whatever you like. Very portable.

The best cheese IMO is the light cheese slices from Trader Joes especially the Havarti. Their light cheddar works well too. Kraft 2% slices work well but I prefer TJ's light cheese slices for this application.

My other fav is green bean fries. So portable and so yummy. One of my very favorite LC treats for sure! Other than that I use all the other things everyone else is taking along. Love olives and nuts especially. I also keep canned smoked clams with me at all times.

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:54 PM   #64
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I've brought cheese chips to work as well, totall forgot about them before .

I've never used cheese slices to make these though. I've always used fresh grated cheese, favouites are any red cheese (red lester, rubicon red), parmesan or tasty/vintage cheddar.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:18 AM   #65
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I usually keep salty snacks at work for some reason. Pickles, green olives, almonds, pepper jack cheese, pepporoni slices...etc. They definitely help me drink more water!
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:06 AM   #66
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There are some excellent ideas in this thread! Marking my spot
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:37 AM   #67
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Currently, my snacks that I bring to school (things rotate, I don't have all of this in my bag at once, though I do aspire to that level of grandma-dom) are:

1. homemade beef jerky (I marinate in a combination of worstechire sauce, soy, fish sauce, lapsang souchong tea for smokiness, a boatload of Korean chile powder, and a drop or 2 of stevia)
2. crispy nuts
3. Roasted seaweed (SO glad that I figured out how to do this without corn/soybean oil or MSG, which both tend to be in the Japanese/Korean versions)
4. berries
5. yogurt
6. apple and almond butter
7. cheese, every now and again--I like really hard/really aged (like real parmigiano-reggiano) so that I get more flavor for the buck

Good for the long lecture when the blood sugar is dropping for no reason and hunger is taking over. I've noticed the lower carb I am, the more that when I get hungry, I am all of a sudden HUNGRY.

But the best thing for me about lc is that I can totally forget stuff is in my bag/stashed there. Cool beans.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:43 AM   #68
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"cheese zits"
One slice of american cheese cut into 9 pieces (i use kraft deli, it claims to have less carbs then generic)
Place them on a piece of parchment paper.
Ad a small pinch of salt to the top of each.
Microwave 40 to 60 seconds depending on your microwave (mine takes about 45)
If they come out a little brown cook them a little less, but they are still good.
They come out tasting just like the commercial "cheez its" and i'm pretty sure you could bag them up and they would be okay at room temperature for several days.
I brought them to work the other day and nobody could believe that they were just a slice of american cheese in the microwave. They all thought their must be more to the recipe.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:06 AM   #69
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Cheese
Celery/cream cheese
Ham or Turkey & cheese roll ups
Avacado
Slim Jims/Jerkey
Cucumber slices in vinegrette dressing...
Nuts/Seeds (but be careful how much you take..only take a little)
Atkins Shake
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:10 AM   #70
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Two cups frozen green beans...three ( or more:blush tablespoons olive oil. Roast at 350 for 45-60 minutes....Stir occasionally so everything gets evenly coated with oil and evenly browned.

When they come out of the oven, I sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and garlic powder. You can dip them in LC ketchup like french fries.
I made these last night and they were so good!
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:12 AM   #71
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Green apples, almonds, and hardboiled eggs.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:19 PM   #72
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I had some radishes the other day as a snack. Pretty tasty with a little salt on em, and VLC.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:25 PM   #73
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I'm not a big snacker but I always have snack type food with me just in case:

Beef Jerky
Yogurt
Various Nuts
Calbee Snapea Crisps w/Hummus (Snapea crisps taste like veggie flavored cheese puffs
Green Apple Slices
Atkins Endulge Bars (The coconut one is awesome taste like an almond joy)
Deviled Eggs
Veggies w/Ranch
Cheese
Cherry Tomatoes and Sea Salt
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drool! sounds good.

Do you use frozen or canned green beans?
OMG they are so good--my daughter loves em too. I make mine with frozen green beans in the microwave. I use olive oil salt pepper and garlic and cook them for about 30 min (depending on how many beans and yor microwave) they look awful and taste SOOOO good!
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Bacon in a ziploc when I run errands.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:45 PM   #76
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I am curious about where to find the Nori that you use for the roasted seaweed. I would like to try it.
Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:46 PM   #77
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Did anyone ever notice the snacky type foods are so sodium filled? It sucks because I retain water so badly.

Besides the above suggestions, I have been bringing protein powder bars to work (that I make). I made a new batch yesterday and they taste like brownies and vanilla cake! (2 diff batches.)

2 eggs
3 scoops whey protein powder (vanilla)
1 stick butter
1/2 cup sweetener (I use liquid sweet n low)

Melt butter, add eggs, whey protein powder and sweetener. Mix well and put in a 6x6 baking dish. Cook on 325 for about 15-20 minutes. Makes 9 servings. Each serving has about 1g carb per piece, depending on the whey protein powder you use.

For the chocolate:
2 eggs
2.5 scoops whey protein powder
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
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I'm about to have some with coffee!
Ms. Woods--
do you have to keep them in the freezer? Do they travel well?
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:27 PM   #78
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No you don't have to keep them in the freezer. The ones I made that had 1 egg in them traveled very well and lasted a week out of the fridge. These above, well, they didn't last that long!
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:28 AM   #79
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chicken parts is the easiest for me.

i can eat it cold or nuke it hot.. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Call me weird, but I love cold scrambled eggs. I could eat them every day I think.

I'm marking my spot here too!
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:25 AM   #81
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One thing that really "tides me over" is my work version of cream of chicken soup.

An ounce or two of half and half in a cup of hot water
Add some granulated chicken boullion (I try not to add too much because of the sodium)

Very satisfying!!!!
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:30 AM   #82
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I am curious about where to find the Nori that you use for the roasted seaweed. I would like to try it.
Thanks.
Near about every East Asian (Korean/Japanese/Chinese) market will have it--usually there's a whole aisle of seaweed, and it'll be labeled "sushi nori." It's unroasted and unseasoned and not that great on its own (it's good, of course, in sushi). Then, nearby or in the snack aisle, there will be packaged roasted seasoned nori, which often contains vegetable oils and MSG, which I don't eat.

Health food stores usually have sushi nori, and there it costs a lot more, if you live in a place with no Asian American population.
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Mrs. Songbird...that sounds great...I often sip on Beef broth as it's satisfyng yet L/C and Low calorie. I'm going to try this creamy chicken, though.
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How many carbs are there in a serving of roasted green beans...and what is your typical serving size...I just made some but I don't know if I should have weighed them before I roasted them or weigh them after since they shrink a good amount. Thanks.
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No you don't have to keep them in the freezer. The ones I made that had 1 egg in them traveled very well and lasted a week out of the fridge. These above, well, they didn't last that long!
Hmmmm. I may have to give that a shot, then. Could you provide the recipe for the ones that lasted out of the fridge? It'd be really helpful for road trips...
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Same recipe Erica, just use 1 egg instead of 2.
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Same recipe Erica, just use 1 egg instead of 2.
Thank you kindly, Ms. Woods! This is really helpful!
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Thank you Oyvey for the info. Since I am new to this area I am not aware of any asian markets. I will have to do a search. There are a couple of health food stores but you are right that the prices at those are high.
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I like to vary snacks to not get bored, to not exceed the limits of certain foods and to stay on plan. Sometimes its nuts and sometimes it's other items. What do you take?

I would take almonds, Lara Bars (organic raw fruit/nut bars), fruit, veggies, string cheese, etc.
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Afuentes, I am curious as to what Dr. Simeon's hCG protocol is. Can you give me a brief overview? Thank you!
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