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Ideas for snacks at office

I'm looking for snacks I can keep stashed in my desk at my office that will keep me from being hungry & that don't need refrigerated/aren't perishable. I've done the snack popcorn bags, pretzels, and I'm not crazy about tuna. I'm at a little bit of a loss.

Any ideas??

Wed. Nov 1, 11:35am

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trail mix, granola bares, pirates booty (really yummy)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 11:45 AM

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I bring in a thermos of hot tea and drink it throughout the day. Helps me stay full without adding any calories!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 11:46 AM

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What's pirate booty?

I drink 64 oz of water during the day. That keeps the hunger off - and keeps me running to the bathroom very often. I agree with trail mix, peanuts, rasins, canned fruit, mini applesauce, crackers and peanut butter. One guy in my office has a box of crackers and spray cheese.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 11:52 AM

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I get Sunsweet prunes in 3-prune packages (60 calories);
also Pure Protein brand protein bars -- 170 to 190 calories, depending on flavor;
today I have spicy pumpkin seeds (200 calories per quarter cup -- good to be careful with those).
I also often bring a banana.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:00 PM

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Canned chicken (70 cal per 3 oz can) Little light ranch packets (20 cal) and Cracker of your choice... (ie reduced fat triscuit - 120cal per 7 crackers) Works as a lunch- works as a mini meal-- keeps you full, wont parish and is delish!

Also try:
fruit cups
cereal bars
instant oatmeal packets (just add hot water)
cereal with mini soy-milk boxes (no need to refridgerate before opening)
pudding cups (maybe too high cal for you though- I love 'em anyways)
canned soup
salmon in a pouch (skinless/boneless- like tuna, but soooo much better! next to tuna in the isle...)
Jar of peanut butter and mini bags of pretzels (excellent together and good healthy fats too)
Dried friut (like rasins, crasins, etc)
Easy Mac (again, not so good for diet, but better than a snickers bar or trip to Mickey D's)

Just get creative- anything can be done-- like if there is no microwave or hot water source bring in one of those 4 cup coffee makers- you don't need to make coffee, just run water through it to make it hot- great for tea, instant oatmeal, condesnsed soups, etc.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:14 PM

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Rice cakes are easy and really aren't bad

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:15 PM

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I love the low fat Quaker Chewy Granola Bars especially the Oatmeal Raisin bars and they fit all your criteria and are very filling.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 12:59 PM

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i'm not the OP, but i was planning to start a thread on *healthy* nonperishable snacks i can keep in my dorm room... so thanks! all these suggestions are really great, and will totally help me out!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 1:04 PM

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OP here, thanks for all your suggestions! These are really great ideas!

Keep 'em coming!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 1:20 PM

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South Beach Cereal Bars - Peanut Butter flavor is the best. 140 calories and 10 grams of protein!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 4:44 PM

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