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What are you snacking on?

Old 03-07-06, 09:58 AM
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What are you snacking on?

I have recently discovered that I probably should be snacking more during the day. But I have zero imagination so I was wondering what sort of things you all take to snack on. Things that stand up well to the abuse of bike bag life.
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Old 03-07-06, 11:04 AM
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I'm not truly car free....but i do bike commute and tend to leave the truck parked for days at a time...


that said, my snacks usually run toward high protien low damage factor foods.
Peanuts in the shell
carrots
celery
apples, oranges, or yogurt (if i'm taking along my lunchbox)
peanut butter crackers (in a hard sided box)
granola
ginger snap cookies dont break easily
dark chocolate on fairly cool days
single mix packs of drink powder that i can pour into a 16oz water (lemonade and peach tea flavored from walmart are cheap and tasty)
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Old 03-07-06, 11:12 AM
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Apples, peanuts, jellybeans, minibagels with peanut butter and my all time favorite doughnuts.
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Old 03-07-06, 11:24 AM
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I got used to carrying apples, bananas and other fruits in my lunch, that I keep for the afternoon when the cravings start..

Another thing I recently discovered are those. They are so tasty, and kill the cravings...
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Old 03-07-06, 11:35 AM
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Lately I've been really into getting as much food in one sitting as possible
pears
cheese
slice of a baguette
peanut butter
pb&j
I buy raw nuts and toast some of them
sourdough bread
honey with bread & pb
slices of toasted (or not) baguette, honey, cheese, toasted hazelnuts
make popcorn the night before and make a little chili and lime sauce for dipping.

Ok so some of these are a bit on the eccentric side for some but after years of snacking I needed more than my old staples.
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Old 03-07-06, 12:38 PM
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I just stopped at the City Market on my pre-work ride. I had a spinach pie and a sun-dried tomato & cream cheese pie, both made beautifully by Mrs. Seif. I also bought some of her healthy food for my meal at work later tonight, since I didn't have time to cook this morning. God bless Mrs. Seif and her healthy delicious food!
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Old 03-07-06, 09:32 PM
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fruit when I am good,


sesame seed bars and muffin bars when I am lazy
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Old 03-08-06, 08:48 AM
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My weaknesses are yellow corn tortilla chips with salsa, cashews and chip nuts.

Unfortunately, I don't eat cashews very often because they're so expensive.

Chip nuts are peanuts encased in a potato chip crust, and come in many different flavours. SO GOOD.
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Old 03-08-06, 09:50 AM
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Rice, edamame (cheap from Trader Joe's), and soy sauce. I carry it in jars saved from peanut butter and such.
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Apples (alone, or with peanut butter or cheese), oranges, bananas, prunes, apricots, macadamias (got them cheap), and of course gorp - Good Old Raisins and Peanuts - I like to add M&Ms, and currently, some macadamias. I also was recommended some pretty good granola - Kroger brand "100% Natural Cereal". While they last - Girl Scout cookies. I also know where the Frito-Lay guy dumps his out-of-date chips, so always have lots of those available, but I try to limit my chip intake somewhat.

PS Roody : You mention City Market; CM here is a grocery store, same thing as Kroger's and King Soopers. Is that what your CM is?

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Old 03-10-06, 12:08 PM
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Attercoppe - Where do you get macadamia nuts on the cheap?
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Old 03-10-06, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by attercoppe
PS Roody : You mention City Market; CM here is a grocery store, same thing as Kroger's and King Soopers. Is that what your CM is?
No, it's a year-round indoor farmer's market. These are great places to shop if your city has one.
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Old 03-10-06, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by joesmohello
Attercoppe - Where do you get macadamia nuts on the cheap?
At my aforementioned City Market - a chain grocery store. I got two one-pound bags for $2.99 each - but they're not normally (anywhere near) that cheap, these were on clearance. I guess they're not carrying that particular brand anymore (they just did a major overhaul of our store, rearranging everything and adding a few thousand SKUs).
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Old 03-11-06, 12:52 PM
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My City Market had shelled black walnuts on sale, a big bag for $7. That's a great snack too! So i bought a bag.
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Old 03-11-06, 03:37 PM
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I'm not a big snacker between meals, but I am fond of a trail mix I put together myself, I put unsalted walnuts, slivered almonds, unsalted peanuts, rasins. I put this in a zip lock and put it in my shirt pocket, from riidng it shakes it up to make a well mixed trail mix.

Other things I munch on are apples, pears, bannanas, yogart and sometimes Peanut butter sandwhiches. It just depends on what bag or pack i take along. At the very least I usually have the trail mix on hand, its a good simple high protein susataining snack.
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I like

kiwis
medjool dates
bananas
fresh figs
flax seeds
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Old 03-14-06, 02:40 PM
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I'll usually throw together some cookies every couple of days and munch on those, that way I can make them taste how want, and I can afford it too. =) I did a google search the other night for ingredients I had and made these. Also, homemade muffins can taste great and give you lots of energy too.
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Originally Posted by Foxtrot
I'll usually throw together some cookies every couple of days and munch on those, that way I can make them taste how want, and I can afford it too. =) I did a google search the other night for ingredients I had and made these. Also, homemade muffins can taste great and give you lots of energy too.
Well yeah -- anything with peanut butter is good. I like to freeze a peeled banana and slather some PB on it. Of course we're supposed to be talking about bike snacks. That would be a PB&J on a firm wheat bread that will hold up to storage in my backpack.
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Old 03-25-06, 08:07 PM
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Beef jerky is good you could drag it behind your bike if you wanted. Oranges, apples, raisins, beer, cheese sticks ect ect ect ect anything that won't go sour or turn to mush on the ride
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