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jneptune Amateur 21 posts since
Sep 24, 2009
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Nov 17, 2009 10:07 AM


I typically have well-balanced, healthy meals, but I am always hungry and I snack often between meals. I love trail mix, dried fruit, and any mixed nuts but they are all pretty expensive unless on sale. I hate to go for the sweets and processed snack foods all the time, but quite honestly fruit and vegetables are only satisfying when I eat a ton of them and that can be expensive as well.


What kind of snacks can/should I look for that are healthy, satisfying, and not too pricey?

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  • KIKat Expert 27 posts since
    Sep 18, 2009
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    1. Jan 19, 2010 8:13 PM (in response to jneptune)
    Re: Snacks?

    You can make your own energy bars.




    Energy Bar Recipe 1

    • 2 dozen dried figs
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 4 Tbsp. orange juice
    • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
    • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
    • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
    • 2 egg whites (or egg substitute)
    • 1 cup oat bran

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Instructions: mix figs, honey, OJ and lemon juice in a food processor. Mix all other ingredients separately (except oat bran). Combine 2 mixtures, roll into 20 balls, coat with oat bran, and bake at 350 deg for 10-15 minutes. Store finished product in the refrigerator. Nutrition Facts per bar: 150 Calories | 4 gr. Protein | 1 gr. fat | 36 gr. Carbohydrate

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  • upbeat Rookie 4 posts since
    Jan 28, 2010
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    2. Jan 28, 2010 1:10 PM (in response to KIKat)
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