Healthy Summer Snacks - What Are Yours?

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    May 15, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
    Take a fresh orange and peel it completely. Then slice it about 4 times so you have round discs and then drizzle extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle sugar (or for a healthier alternative use Pure Stevia Extract or Agave Nectar) and enjoy! YEEE-UMMMMY!! and refreshing. Makes for a great side dish or as an appetizer or even dessert.

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    Then you can take some fresh baked italian bread and soak up the orange-flavored olive oil or use a very healthy multi-grain bread too and eat.

    Very Meditteranean snack.

    Next one?
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    May 15, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    Sound delicious! I'll try that this evening.
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    May 15, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I buy a lot of grapes and wash them and remove them from the vine and then place them in individual 1/2 cup Gladd storage containers and freeze them.

    They make a nice, slightly sweet frozen snack. Since I'm trying to drop some weight I also find that I eat them more slowly and, therefore, eat less because they are frozen.
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    May 15, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    sashaman saidI buy a lot of grapes and wash them and remove them from the vine and then place them in individual 1/2 cup Gladd storage containers and freeze them.

    They make a nice, slightly sweet frozen snack. Since I'm trying to drop some weight I also find that I eat them more slowly and, therefore, eat less because they are frozen.


    Same! I used to eat them when I was little, they're awesome summer snacks. Being super paranoid of pesticides and germs, I have a veggie/fruit wash that I soak those suckers for a good 10 min. Another nice treat I used to eat and still sometimes do are blueberry stuffed raspberries. IDK why but I just like them like that!
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    May 15, 2011 9:49 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Achillesblade said Another nice treat I used to eat and still sometimes do are blueberry stuffed raspberries. IDK why but I just like them like that![/quote]

    That sounds good but time consuming. Do you actually stuff each raspberry individually?
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    May 15, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
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    om nom nom nom

    (too bad they only show up during the warm seasons)
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    May 15, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    Another great snack or dessert is peeling and slicing up fresh free-stone and or tree-ripened peaches. They must be sweet and juicy.

    Once sliced in a bowl, let them soak for several hours with a sweet wine like a marsala or reisling. Yuhhhh.. and I am mean Yuhhh-Meee! (Yummy) You can also use a non-alcoholic wine too


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    May 15, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    CycleMan saidAnother great snack or dessert is peeling and slicing up fresh free-stone and or tree-ripened peaches. They must be sweet and juicy.

    Once sliced in a bowl, let them soak for several hours with a sweet wine like a marsala or reisling. Yuhhhh.. and I am mean Yuhhh-Meee! (Yummy) You can also use a non-alcoholic wine too


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    Ooh - love peaches! Yum!
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    May 15, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    protein shake :]
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    May 15, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    mayBbignow saidwhats wrong with year around

    This feels like a magazine article


    I agree but after thinking it over, I guess there are certain foods that are seasonal. Any cool/cold fleshy fruit like cherries, mangos, melons taste way better and quench your thirst in the warmer months. When it's cold outside, I rarely feel like drinking an ice cold smoothie.

    Soup is an awesome winter snack. I have Winter and Summer beers too haha.

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    May 15, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
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    strawberry.jpgYes I am gay.
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    May 15, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    Jicama sticks! Crisp cool and refreshing.
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    May 15, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    At the risk of being stereotypical, I'm going to say...

    WATERMELON =D
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    May 15, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    mayBbignow saidwhats wrong with year around

    This feels like a magazine article


    you could eat all of this year round too. If I'm still on here when the cold weather arrives, I'll do one then too. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    whichever fruits/berries when they flood the market.

    my fav. are still strawberries . I'll buy a whole flat ( from local producers ) and it's gone like in 3 days.
    eat them on their own, with cream, with yogurt, cereal, in a salad ( with aragula it's fantastic ) .

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    May 15, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    any kind of fruit

    trail mix can be healthy
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    May 15, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    goldenblue saidAt the risk of being stereotypical, I'm going to say...

    WATERMELON =D
    Fuck stereotypes. My family raises watermelons. icon_biggrin.gif
  • FredMG

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    May 15, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    sugar free lime jello with sugar free fruit cocktail in it. Yup, it's ghetto and from the 70's but it's cool and hits the spot.

    I also like to keep whole grain pasta salad in the fridge for an easy serving of carbs. Dress it with a little Neuman's Caesar and toss in some fresh veggies and it's pretty yummy.
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    May 15, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    sashaman saidI buy a lot of grapes and wash them and remove them from the vine and then place them in individual 1/2 cup Gladd storage containers and freeze them.

    They make a nice, slightly sweet frozen snack. Since I'm trying to drop some weight I also find that I eat them more slowly and, therefore, eat less because they are frozen.



    Hmm, sounds like a great idea!! I will try with grapes I bought today!!
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    May 15, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    Broccoli or cauliflower and ginger dressing
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    May 16, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    MaxLukacs saidFage greek yogurt with honey.


    Now that sounds good. good with some fruit too.
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    May 16, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    I'd say dick, but that's more of a winter snack... Although I don't even get it in winter.
  • jkwbb004

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    May 16, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
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    Seedless Watermelon. I eat that shit by the whole mellon!! icon_razz.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 16, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    Cantalope, Kiwi, and Pineapple

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  • HndsmKansan

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    May 16, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
    Generally a healthy fruit mix, some from the garden when the come available.

    I also enjoy whole tomatoes,or slices as snacks... just slice up that fresh tomato.. love it. Yogart never goes out of style... one of my favorites.