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Veggies and studying!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Hey y'all,

Okay so here's the deal..I'm a student and I love to snack while studying. Usually, I turn to almonds, pistachios, that type of thing, but I wondered: what vegetables are easy, tasty and simple for snacking while studying? Also, any paleo dip recipes would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:32 PM

Yep! Something like this http://cdn.nuts.com/images/auto/801x534/assets/b6a41a8cd8a11a00.jpg

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:51 PM

Hmm, I suppose celery, cucumbers and mushrooms would be good, low sugar, options?

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

(182)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:50 PM

Also, what do you mean by coconut crisps? Just toasted unsweetened coconut?

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

(182)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:50 PM

Well I eat 2/3 big protein, fat and veggie filled meals per day and I usually don't ever snack, but studying is like a whole new ball game. Once I sit down I feel like I have to move or eat or drink or something or I'll fall asleep. Ahh..the troubles of a science major haha. That organic chemistry puts me to sleep!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:44 PM

We don't actually absorb that much from raw carrots, so they make a great crunchy snack. It's the cooked ones that are nutrient-dense.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:43 PM

But, if carrots are truly a problem, there's always celery: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2396/2

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:40 PM

The vast majority of carbohydrate in carrots is sugar, not starch. See: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2383/2

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:22 PM

BTW, some are of the opinion that snacking is pretty bad for the circadian rhythms of the body and better try to stay off. But I guess that is pretty personal advice to follow. My n = 1 experiment is that I handle hunger a lot better now that I have reduced to 2/3 big meals better than eating every 3 hours like before. But I guess It's not that important if you stick to your daily macros.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:19 PM

What works pretty well for me with nuts is mixing them with some other thing, like in a yoghurt or with berries or spread in a salad. Also getting rid of the package ASAP and take a handful of them in a small container, so my brain gets the signal that I've run out of them. That can relieve the need for more. But if it's meant to be an snack I realize its more convenient to take the package with you. A tea may aid in eating less because you eat and drink at the same time and distracts you more, making it easier to get satiated with less food.

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:16 PM

Anything less starchy than carrots?

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:16 PM

That's the whole issue. I seem to go overboard with the nuts because I "mindlessly" snack while I study. Thank you for the advice! I completely forgot about guac for some reason..why didn't I think of that?!

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:08 PM

Forgot to mention coconut crisps!

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048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

on April 18, 2013
at 03:05 PM

I'd go for pickles. They're low calorie and have probiotics in them. A mix of small onions, olives, cucumbers, garlic and things like that. I guess that's the healthiest veggie snack you can have. I mean a snack that can be palatable. Because you could snack on kale or other greens but I guess that is not very appetizing, is it?

Fruit may be OK if you're not going to binge on it. Some berries like strawberries and blueberries are low in fructose and full of antioxidants.

I guess roasted seaweed or crisps could be a good additional provided that they're natural and do not have crappy additions and you can like them.

Beware of nuts. Don't you feel like the need to go crazy in them? If you do not, lucky of you I guess it should be fine, but then your snack better be a short one :)

As for dip, guamacole may be a good idea. Pretty healthy! Now that I come to think of avocados, for a snack, an avocado sliced in two filled with your favourite nut butter could be awesome. Some days ago I tried avocado filled with chestnut butter, awesome! hehe

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

(182)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:50 PM

Well I eat 2/3 big protein, fat and veggie filled meals per day and I usually don't ever snack, but studying is like a whole new ball game. Once I sit down I feel like I have to move or eat or drink or something or I'll fall asleep. Ahh..the troubles of a science major haha. That organic chemistry puts me to sleep!

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:22 PM

BTW, some are of the opinion that snacking is pretty bad for the circadian rhythms of the body and better try to stay off. But I guess that is pretty personal advice to follow. My n = 1 experiment is that I handle hunger a lot better now that I have reduced to 2/3 big meals better than eating every 3 hours like before. But I guess It's not that important if you stick to your daily macros.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:19 PM

What works pretty well for me with nuts is mixing them with some other thing, like in a yoghurt or with berries or spread in a salad. Also getting rid of the package ASAP and take a handful of them in a small container, so my brain gets the signal that I've run out of them. That can relieve the need for more. But if it's meant to be an snack I realize its more convenient to take the package with you. A tea may aid in eating less because you eat and drink at the same time and distracts you more, making it easier to get satiated with less food.

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

(182)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:16 PM

That's the whole issue. I seem to go overboard with the nuts because I "mindlessly" snack while I study. Thank you for the advice! I completely forgot about guac for some reason..why didn't I think of that?!

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:08 PM

Forgot to mention coconut crisps!

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

(182)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:50 PM

Also, what do you mean by coconut crisps? Just toasted unsweetened coconut?

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on April 18, 2013
at 06:32 PM

Yep! Something like this http://cdn.nuts.com/images/auto/801x534/assets/b6a41a8cd8a11a00.jpg

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on April 18, 2013
at 03:06 PM

Super convenient, prepackaged paleo: baby cut carrots and guacamole.

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

(182)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:16 PM

Anything less starchy than carrots?

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:44 PM

We don't actually absorb that much from raw carrots, so they make a great crunchy snack. It's the cooked ones that are nutrient-dense.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:40 PM

The vast majority of carbohydrate in carrots is sugar, not starch. See: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2383/2

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:43 PM

But, if carrots are truly a problem, there's always celery: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2396/2

95f4513b7d9deb9c3d5734709f3c5308

(182)

on April 18, 2013
at 03:51 PM

Hmm, I suppose celery, cucumbers and mushrooms would be good, low sugar, options?

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Cceda01c6e1aefb1ca7f1aa5653cba2a

on April 18, 2013
at 03:12 PM

Eat veggies that you like and are easy to prepare. Simple as that!

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