100 calorie packs?

By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2012-08-09 00:29:02 -0500
Started 2012-07-19 11:47:06 -0500

I've been sticking to the same snacks lately and ir's starting to get a bit boring. I need some new tastes for quick, easy snacks. Something I can throw in my bag and not worry about my BG spiking. I'm also going on an 8 hour boat trip in August and need non-perishables to take with me.

Any suggestions?

14 replies

sammyjohnston 2012-07-23 11:22:32 -0500 Report

I always stock up on sugar free or diabetic friendly products. Anything that contains high fructose or other sugars send the BS soaring. I also stick to powder packets for my drinks (Vitazest and crystal light are my favorite brands because both are sugar free), I carry them on me throught the day and add them to water wherever I go

Lizardfan 2012-07-22 11:14:57 -0500 Report

I never eat the 100 calorie packs or sugar free products. Usually the carbs are the same, so I just use portion control and have the regular if I want that. There are some great suggestions here, I use a lot of them already. Thanks everyone!

Lizardfan 2012-07-25 17:54:38 -0500 Report

Just re-read this and realized I do drink sugar free diet coke! And iced tea, so my reply wasn't correct. I meant that I do not buy sugar free snacks, cookies, that type of thing. sorry!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-20 12:21:25 -0500 Report

Go to your local supermarket and comb the bakery dept. I have found sugar free blueberry muffins and cookies. I asked if they contained sugar and was told they were made with Equal and Splenda. If you have a local bakery ask them to add sugar free products. I did that at the Amish Market and the lady added sugar free chocolate chip cookies, muffins, and fruit pies. She could not keep the items on the shelf. It was a diabetics dream come true. She also had cakes made with soy flour and soy milk, they contained very little sugar or no sugar but the frosting on some of the cakes added just enough sweetness. I mainly bought the unfrosted ones and they did nothing to my blood sugar levels. I tested 2 hours after eating a piece of yellow cake with chocolate frosting and the unfrosted cake.

If you bake make fruit pies with no sugar, the sweetness of the fruit is all you need. I can't taste the difference. I would buy a dozen sugar free chocolate chip cookies, separate them and freeze them. When I wanted a cookie, I would take one out, thaw it in the oven and enjoyed it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-19 22:06:53 -0500 Report

For the boat trip take an isolated lunch cooler that you can put one of those freezer packs in. You can put cheese with crackers or apple slices, nuts, boiled peeled eggs, carrots sticks, and you can still carry your 100 calorie snack packs. They usually serve some kind of food on those kinds of trips and they should also have bottled water.

melissa5786 2012-07-20 07:08:38 -0500 Report

It's actually a charter boat. I'm going salmon fishing with my boyfried, his brother and father.. So, they won't have any refreshments. We are going whale watching, too.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-20 12:12:13 -0500 Report

Awesome. I saw whales jumping in the Pacific from a tour bus on California's Coastal Highway. It was magnificent. In that case, ask your boyfriend if they are taking a cooler. You will have to take bottled water and a hat. I spent summers fishing in the Chesapeake Bay on my uncles boat and we always took a cooler with food, water and soda. If you take a cooler, you can take a better selection of foods you can safely eat. You can also take a separate small lunch bag with nuts, crackers, and your snack packs. Please put emergency information in your purse if you are carrying one with your meter and any medications you will need for the day. If something happens they will have access to your doctors phone number. More importantly have fun.

ShellyLargent 2012-07-19 16:18:41 -0500 Report

Ladies' Home Journal posted a list of 200 snacks that are under 100 calories: http://www.lhj.com/recipes/healthy/eating/200... Most look to be fresh and not pre-packaged items, but at least it gives you some more options to choose from. There are no carb counts on the list, but I think most could easily be looked up if needed.

GabbyPA 2012-07-19 17:33:01 -0500 Report

That is a big list. One of the things mentioned is Beef Jerky. That sounds good and is non perishable. Just avoid the barbeque ones. An 8 hour trip should allow you to use a little cooler for veggies or something. If you can handle them, the small lunch bag size chip bags can work out. I have to be careful with those, but on a trip, they are easy and portion controlled.

Plus there are a lot of 100 cal packs of almost any cookie or cracker. I think what you might want to target is the carb count as well.

Nick1962 2012-07-19 15:00:56 -0500 Report

locarbarbie has some good suggestions. Some of the prepackaged individual cheese snacks don't need constant refrigeration. I've always got a bag of salt & pepper pistacios around and there's always a few bacgs of nuts and individually wrapped beef jerkey/beef steak snacks in my truck (I'm a protein hound).

locarbarbie 2012-07-19 14:17:38 -0500 Report

How about pickles, olives, almond or peanut butter sandwiched between thin apple slices (soak apples in cold lemon water 1st to avoid turning brown), string cheese. small cup or baggie of mixed berries, nuts such as pistachios, walnuts or almonds to name a few. It would be easier to expand on some choices if you had a cooler of some kind, then you could include hard boiled or deviled eggs etc. Hope this helps.

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