Afternoon Munchies

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2017-09-15 18:06:26 -0500
Started 2017-09-03 10:56:42 -0500

You know what I am talking about. 3:00 pm rolls around and you know you just had lunch and dinner will be made when you get home, but your tummy is just bugging you. How do you snack without blowing your daily carb count out of the water?

A hand full of nuts is good, but can get boring if you do this snacking daily.
Maybe a cheese stick or a hand full of berries.

Here are some different ideas of some snacks that can stave off the hunger and not raise the glucose.

I will post my favorite recipe here from her list:
Cheater Deviled Eggs
Makes 6 servings
Total carbohydrates: less than 1 gram per serving
Hands-on time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 15 minutes

If true deviled eggs were a practical snack, I would eat them every day. But they don’t actually keep well enough to be a go-to, and they’re too fiddly to make fresh daily. These, however, are entirely practical, and I do eat one most days. The idea is that you hard-boil some eggs (perfectly) and whisk up some deviled-egg-style dressing, and then you keep both in the fridge. Come snack time, you simply cut open an egg and top each half with a spoonful of dressing (you can also pack some up this way to take to work or school). So delicious and satisfying that you will almost not notice that you cheated. (The eggs shown here are made with curry powder and yellow mustard, which is one of my favorite combinations of add-ins.)

¼ cup Hellman’s or Best Foods real mayonnaise
½ teaspoon kosher salt—or more to taste
1 teaspoon white vinegar
6 Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs (see below)

Optional add-ins:
½ teaspoon curry powder, celery seed, or smoked paprika
1 teaspoon hot sauce, horseradish, or yellow, Dijon, or grainy mustard
1 tablespoon capers or finely chopped dill pickles or pickled jalapenos
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, celery leaves, or parsley, or snipped chives

I vote to add in some curry powder and top it with some cilantro. YUM

7 replies

taylor_c_1234 2017-09-13 13:05:50 -0500 Report

I just recently bought a greek yogurt based ranch that's awesome! I usually dip my carrot chips in it which makes for a quick and easy snack.

NewSong53 2017-09-06 09:08:15 -0500 Report

Those deviled eggs sound yummy! I think I'll add that to my snackables. I've recently started snacking on plain greek yogurt and red or black seedless grapes. I use 1/2 cup of each and stir them together and it's delicious! I've heard hummus is a great dip for veggies and once I research the carb content I plan to use baby carrots or celery and hummus as a snack. Another snack I like is nuts, like raw walnuts or shelled sunflower seeds. And if I have any made, I like to eat a cup of coleslaw (I go light on the mayo with a bit of vinegar and am looking into lower carb options as a dressing — I'm not fond of anything too vinegary).

Thanks for starting this discussion and I hope more people with post their favorite snacks because it gets boring eating the same stuff over and over just because it's "safe".

msann 2017-09-04 10:26:03 -0500 Report

sounds good Gabby but i am not a muncher or snacker i really dont be hungrey now after my insulin and weight loss went down but i will save it thanks

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-09-04 10:11:16 -0500 Report

I threw out the Hellman's Mayo and switched to Duke's much creamier. I tend to go for Graham Crackers or tuna salad or just plain crackers. I can no longer have cheese. I also go for yogurt or maybe a glass of tea.

That time of the day can drive you crazy.

Pegsy 2017-09-03 15:12:08 -0500 Report

If it involves a recipe it's too much of a hassle for me when it comes to snacks. Cheese sticks, nuts or veggies with low carb dip are staples for me. Sometimes it's just a spoonful of peanut butter. I'm lazy that way. I try not to snack anyway. I seem to have better glucose control if I don't.

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