10.11.2011

low calorie vegan snacks*


if you're interested in calories
these are some of my favorite low calorie vegan snacks.


celery sticks soaked in v8.  i cut the celery in slices and soak them overnight in a glass of v8 juice.  the celery soaks up the v8 and tastes damn good.  about 20 calories

popcorn.  low in calories, high in fiber.  i pop my own, so about 45 calories a cup.

half a cup of strawberries with 2 T soy yogurt.  about 50 calories.

half a cup of unsweetened applesauce, 50 calories.

half cup chocolate soymilk, 2-3 ice cubes, 1/2 ripe banana.  blend until smooth like a shake.  about 100 calories.




your turn.

*no animals were harmed making these snacks

xo
janet

35 comments:

  1. Currently calorie obsessed as half my clothes do not fit and I am craving things that will only make the situation worse! I'm all for black tea no sugar, mineral water, and home made tomato soup with prawns. I like coleslaw with a vinegar and mustard dressing too. The Baby is doing day 4 of the Betty Ford Clinic No Dummies Rehab Programme. Hopefully we are on the path to recovery! Hope you are well xxxx

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  2. I love the celery and V8 thing. That's genius.

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  3. I love the celery thing too - I love celery anyway, so this is a great way to spice it up! We make low calorie parfaits to take to work - strawberries, balkan yogourt and chopped nuts. Yum. Not as good as M&M's though.

    Got your bank draft today. Realized I could have pay pal'd you.

    xo Terri

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  4. That V8 and celery thingy looks good.
    xo

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  5. That is a cool photo of the celery!

    I'm just going to sit here and dream of how perfect it would be if I lived in the middle of you and Jane...the food, evenings on the front porches, the conversations. We could have one big blog!

    I don't know about low calorie but ever since I found the best recipe for vegan caramel sauce, I've gone a little crazy with the carameled apples. I just leave it in a bowl on the counter and dip apple slices in it all day long!

    Talk later ~

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  6. i'm gonna make kale chips tonight. and then will probably crave cake afterwards, but oh well. love your healthy snack ideas!

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  7. When I'm really hungry, I have to eat a chunk of protein. So often it'll be a jar of line caught tuna over lettuce, with olive oil, mustard, and balsamic vinegar. Vegetables will just make me hungrier.

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  8. Yum!
    I think of it as being complicated to be vegan, but your scrumptious snacks prove me otherwise!

    I'm a new follower finding you via Dani BP...I love your blog and am recently living the simplified life as well having quit my highly stressful but highly paying job so I can finally live the good life.
    The REAL good, yet simple life!

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  9. I don't remember where I was recently but there were some really wonderful Vegan items to eat....and guess who I thought of first ?

    Why you Janet!!!!!

    I don't have many vegan friends or many friends at all for that matter...but you're my vegan fave!

    xo kelley

    ps love you're new fall duds

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  10. My body fat is so not 30%, I so don't need low cal snacks.

    Is GG emailing you?

    Clearly I don't have any. An apple, a handful of tamari almonds,a cheese stick, a cigarette.

    So glad we're all going to be neighbors.

    Who's on first?

    xo Jane

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  11. Ooooh! I will have to try the chocolate "shake". Sounds DELICIOUS. Also, instead of ice, you could just do a frozen banana. = ) I do that with my smoothies. Especially when I have overripe bananas.

    I mostly snack on fruit... we love popcorn too. I like mine with nutritional yeast on top!

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  12. For me it's 6-8 almonds.
    Your V8 celery cocktail sounds like a better choice.

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  13. Always something a bit carby for me, protein doesn't fill me or satisfy me at all.

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  14. Celery and V8 sounds very yummy. Also glad to hear there is another popcorn lover. We have always stove popped our own too. Lately, we have been putting 1/3 cup of kernels in a plain brown lunch bag, fold it over a couple times, stand it upright in micro, cook for about 2 minutes...voila! Air-popped corn, no oil. We add a little butter and salt and it tastes great. As a rule, I try not to use the micro too often for cooking but this is so fast and easy. You can even reuse the bags a few times. xxBliss

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  15. Hate celery, love popcorn. And like B&P I'm a bit of a carb-fiend. I'm vegetarian (and greedy) too and hate feeling hungry!

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  16. A little almond butter on an apple or celery is good.

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  17. Janet, thank you for reminding me of the simple and delicous and "kind" foods that are within reach, if only we take a few minutes to have them on hand. The smoothie sounds divine. I shall make a note to have soy milk on hand. Confession: I am not a vegan.
    To your good health
    Linda in Virginia . . . in the rain

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  18. I like green beans uncooked, also olives but I guess they're fattening aren't they!
    I'm going to try that celery thing, thanks Janet!
    xo

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  19. This morning I had a Fuji apple with almond butter - any nut butters with apple or celery - keep these in the frig at all times - perfect combination of crunch and protein.

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  20. Popcorn or if I have time to make it, hummus with carrots or pita bread. A nice crisp apple is good too, especially with peanut butter.

    I make a similar shake with soy milk/banana/ice but mine has coffee in it.

    Linda

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  21. Apple and brazil nuts, a spoon of peanut butter (not very low cal - especially when you cant stop - peanut butter my guilty pleasure - esp with marmite - seriously yummy) x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  22. Peanut butter or Nutella slathered on a corn & flour tortilla, Pecans and toasted pumpkin seeds.

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  23. Janet,

    I love these ideas. I've been working on a similar post ever since I started doing the Daily Plate on Lance Armstrong's website. I'm trying to eat healthy. Will definitely going to try the V8 and celery... sounds so good and only 20 calories!

    xo
    annie

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  24. OH WOW! I am going to soak some celery tonight!
    Thanks! Love love love to get little ideas like that!
    I don't know if they are low in calories, but a handful of sunflowers seeds does my body good. :-)
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  25. OH WOW! I am going to soak some celery tonight!
    Thanks! Love love love to get little ideas like that!
    I don't know if they are low in calories, but a handful of sunflowers seeds does my body good. :-)
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  26. wow great idea celery & v-8 - gonna try that one tonite too!
    i make a chocolate shake similar to yours only i use some almond milk, half a frozen banana, some vanilla, a few ice cubes and some unsweetened cocoa powder.
    blend it up in the vitamix. very refreshing.

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  27. I also do the apple sauce but with lots of cinnamon on top. It smells wonderful and the cinnamon is super good for you.

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  28. Thank you for all these good healthy ideas! I am a vegetarian, but unfortunately I am a chubby vegetarian! When I am hungry and feel like a snack, I can only think about bread, or the leftover pasta...and as for nuts - how do you have the will power to stop eating at 6 to 8 almonds or whatever. That is not a snack to my mind! That is what I eat while I am looking in the cupboard thinking about what I will eat for a snack! Where or where is my self discipline and will power?

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  29. kate, i'm with you! when i'm hungry, i'm hungry! the key for me is to not get too hungry. i snack in between meals and try never to get to that crazy hunger stage.

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  30. Love V8, my snack of choice is oat cakes and hummous

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  31. Janet, I had my first vegan lunch today. My yoga teacher prepared a delicious lasagne (first time eating tofu) and a super salad with a wonderful dressing. I made the peanut butter cups from the Kind Diet cookbook for dessert. It was all so good... and I did not feel deprived at all! We all took a good look at her pantry - she has been a vegan for 17 years. I can't say I'm going vegan but, my eyes have been opened to a whole new way of cooking and eating!

    Lisa

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  32. jk,
    i love lettuce, a tiny dollop of ricotta cheese, a drizzle of honey and truffle oil and sea salt... just one is a treat.
    love olives, celery and black tea or coffee
    an apple sliced thinly.
    cranberries, raisins, almonds....usually just a few...to keep me going.
    all about lean and green....
    pve

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  33. My favorite snack is simply raw coconut rough superfood bar and the problem is that they are mostly out of stock.

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