18 May

Short Mama at Family Of Shorts started this meme and I want in. I want the results.


This week’s question is:

This week tell me what are some of your favorite healthy snacks?


SNACK – A snack food (commonly called a snack) is seen in Western culture as a type of food not meant to be eaten as a main meal of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner – but rather to assuage a person’s hunger between these meals, providing a brief supply of energy for the body. The term may also refer to a food item consumed between meals purely for the enjoyment of its taste. from Wikipedia.


I eat about 6 times a day and eat from 80 to 300 calories each time. I think that makes half meals and half snacks? I don’t like the term for some reason.

I don’t think in terms of snacks.  I usually just eat what I want from what I have available. If I’ve had a lot of calories I switch to sugar peas. If I have a lot of calories left I have a light beer with my food.

Usually once a day I have half an Ezekiel muffin with olive oil on it.

I would rather have luscious fruit than candy.

Sometimes I have a tablespoon of grain sweetened chocolate chips and then maybe another.

I love to have some homemade goat milk yogurt, sometimes with nuts and fruit added.

I mentioned taking half a puff pastry and bake it with raisins, nuts and chocolate chips in it. If you put small amounts of everything in it, it keeps the calories down.

If I’m out of calories and hungry, I might eat a dill pickle or some pickled ginger or a cup of tea with honey.

I didn’t get to go on vacation last week. Turns out I have shingles and my waist is swollen up 3 inches bigger. Funny they showed up at my waist, just when I was focusing on that as my measure. XD.  AND, I haven’t been exercising at all. Next month will be better.


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  1. Holly

    May 19, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Good for you for eating so many times a day. Few people actually do that. Great snacks! Get well soon. Hugs!

    • purplume

      May 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

      I got into the habit of eating often because of the heliobacter pylori. Now I just have to be sure I don’t eat too much each time.

      • Holly

        May 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm

        A doctor/friend recommended the Zone to me years ago, and I find that gives me a really easy way to determine portion sizes, for both main meals and snacks.

  2. shortmama

    May 19, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Youve got great “snacking” choices going. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Jenny

    May 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    puff pastry sounds delish. I hope you feel better soon.

  4. purplume

    May 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks Jenny and Shortmama.

  5. Jb

    May 20, 2010 at 1:55 am

    If I’m being good, I manage healthy snacks. When I’m being a big wimp I go straight for the cereal box. I suppose it’s not the worst snack, but it certainly could be better, especially since I have the issue of not sticking to the serving size! Sounds like you put a lot of thought into your snack choices.

  6. Mamarazzi

    May 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    i am late getting out and reading everyone’s MTTSJ posts. i have never had goats milk yogurt and now i really want some…see? food…it’s an issue.

    • purplume

      May 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      Goat’s milk, goat yogurt and goat cheese taste yummy to me. It did take a little while to get used to them.


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