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Frequently Asked Questions


What do you eat for snacks?

What do I snack on between meal?  I am frequently asked this question during the Q & A period following my presentations.   I do eat between meals 2 - 3 times each day.

Here are some of my favorite snacks:

  • Dry roasted soy nuts (~ 2 Tbsp.)  I do measure these because they are sooo good that it is easy to get carried away!
  • A few almonds (5 - 6)
  • A few Brazil nuts (1 - 2) -- a good source of the anti-oxidant mineral selenium and a food plant source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Soynut butter (~ 1 Tbsp.) on some whole grain crackers or an apple half
  • Hummus (~2 Tbsp.) on some whole grain crackers or as a dip with some fresh veggies like red pepper strips, baby carrots, cauliflower or broccoli florets
  • Fresh fruit -- any kind
  • Dried fruit -- raisins, peaches, pears, figs, dates, apples, pineapples, cherries, cranberries, blueberries, prunes
  • Vanilla yogurt on Top of frozen raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries -- Top with ~1 Tbsp. of flaxmeal
  • Air-popped popcorn -- or the microwave variety that is the most reduced in fat content
  • Pretzels -- fat-free
  • Guiltless Gourmet™ baked chips with salsa or bean dip -- I love these!
  • Quaker Oat Squares -- no milk -- I eat them plain for a slightly sweet crunchy snack
  • And my favorite snack because even I NEED some chocolate now and then -- frozen bing cherries, blackberries, or raspberries in a bowl drizzled (not drenched!) with Hershey's chocolate syrup (this is entirely fat-free and only a few calories from the chocolate syrup)


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These questions and answers are intended to be of a general informative nature. Please consult with the Registered Dietitian in your cancer center or your health care provider for nutritional advice that can be individualized to your specific medical condition.

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