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Inexpensive Low Calorie Snack or Lunch


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I am normally not much of a juice person - but I really like tomato juice when I am dieting. A big glass of tomato juice and some nuts or a piece of low-fat mozzarella cheese makes a nice lunch/snack. (And I can get large cans for 99 cents at the dollar store, too.)

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By Pam from Los Angeles

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September 11, 20060 found this helpful

Tomato juice stables blood sugar. I always carry a small can or two of tomato or V8 juice in my car for those times when I miss a meal and am feeling funny. When I'm at school, I keep a small can in my purse to drink between classes. It really seems to keep me going.

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By kddid (Guest Post)
September 11, 20060 found this helpful

At home I add garlic powder and what other spices, and make V8... I have even took a can of tomato paste and add water like you would frozen juice. Taste great. kddid

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September 15, 20060 found this helpful

Both V-8 and tomato juice have alot of sodium. If you're prone to having swollen ankles, hands, & puffy eye lids, due to an over indulgence in salty items, you might want to stick to the small cans of these juices. Or if you're on a low salt diet, due to high blood pressure, you might want to look for the low sodium versions, or make your own.

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April 27, 20070 found this helpful

Celery sticks with peanut butter and several raisins on top
Rice cakes with peanut butter (good for getting a protein punch)
Low-fat cheese cubes

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Hardboiled eggs Deviled egg (wrapped in plastic wrap)
Fruit yogurt cup (add in some fresh fruits or nuts for a boost Trail mix Nuts or nut mix (stick to just a handful)
Vegetable sticks with a little packet of dip (lowfat salad dressing packets found in salad bars work as easy-to-pack dip)
Broccoli or cauliflower bites
Half of a turkey or tuna sandwich on whole-wheat bread Cucumber slices (lightly salted or with nonfat Italian dressing)
Yogurt and granola
Leftover chicken or turkey slices (great to eat cold)
Healthy fiber-rich or grain cereal (great to eat dry from a baggie)
Pickles (wrapped in foil or plastic wrap)
Box of raisins or other dried fruit
Half a large whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese Apples, bananas, strawberries (any fruit works, these are naturally portable)
Mixed berries (these freeze well in plastic bags)
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Whole-wheat crackers and low-fat string cheese
Grapes in a baggie
Fruit smoothie in a thermos
Tuna and cottage cheese in mini-containers

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