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kittylester Fri 19-Jun-20 17:45:35

Apparently, people are snacking a lot during lockdown.

It's not something we have ever done - think how wide I'd be if we did - so we don't have snacky stuff in. We have fruit on the kitchen table, crisps which are occasionally (though rarely) eaten at lunch time and some chocolate as a sweet treat sometimes in the evening.

Do you snack and, if you do, what do you snack on?

Whitewavemark2 Fri 19-Jun-20 17:50:17

No we don’t because I struggle to keep my weight as it is.

We may have crisps when picnicking and high days and holidays have chocolate.

Nuts are the most we eat for snacks

MissAdventure Fri 19-Jun-20 18:01:12

My life is one long snack. blush

Calendargirl Fri 19-Jun-20 18:03:21

No, try not to. Just eat three meals a day, then have some fruit with mug of cocoa in the evening.

merlotgran Fri 19-Jun-20 18:22:00

We rarely snack between meals but if I'm really hungry I'll slice an apple and eat it with a few cubes of cheese. DH likes grapes and satsumas.

If I start snacking on nuts I can't stop! grin

annodomini Fri 19-Jun-20 18:45:25

I buy Palestinian dates from an Amazon site and these are my 'sweet treats'. I am not safe near chocolate which I haven't seen during the lockdown period, so the dates have been my indulgence - and apples.

BlueBelle Fri 19-Jun-20 18:48:40

That made me smile isn’t chocolate and crisps snacks ?

I thought I d put weight on sitting more and snacking more but I got weighed this week at the hospital and I m the same as before lockdown
If I was to snack I d buy crisps, toffee popcorn, nuts of any kind and Bombay mix but I try not to buy them or I would eat them
Strangely I don’t like chocolate at all

grandMattie Fri 19-Jun-20 18:59:25

Never snacked. But don’t keep crisps, biscuits, chocolates, etc., in the house anyway.

sodapop Fri 19-Jun-20 19:21:54

You are all so good and eating healthily. I am a sinner and love chocolate and crisps with the odd wine thrown in.

annep1 Fri 19-Jun-20 20:58:21

I try not to snack too much and I weigh myself every day. Still the same weight. But I have such a sweet tooth. Its like an addiction.
I have 1 square dark chocolate and half a naked bar every day and about 4 nuts. And usually a biscuit as well. I wish I was stronger.

SingingSilver Fri 19-Jun-20 21:05:42

Honestly, I've reached my highest weight in lockdown. I've been doing the online grocery shops in the evening when I feel at my snackiest - then I'm shocked when two days later loads of biscuits and pies turn up at the door! I need to get my self control back...

kittylester Fri 19-Jun-20 21:29:31

Bluebelle, did you read the rest of my post. Surely, snacking, is eating between meals!

PinkCakes Fri 19-Jun-20 21:33:36

I do tend to snack on things when I 'm bored or feeling unhappy. It's usually chocolate or biscuits. I'll be glad when the leisure centres open up again so I can do my exercise classes.

lemongrove Fri 19-Jun-20 22:34:52

annodomini

I buy Palestinian dates from an Amazon site and these are my 'sweet treats'. I am not safe near chocolate which I haven't seen during the lockdown period, so the dates have been my indulgence - and apples.

Strange isn’t it, I’m not safe around Palestinian dates ( or any dates, let’s be honest.) I would eat the whole pack, same thing with nuts.
Sliced apple, bananas, digestive biscuits ( non choccy) and thin buttered fruitbread ( Warburtons for choice) are my snack favourites.

lemongrove Fri 19-Jun-20 22:36:25

....and I have been known to eat a hot buttered crumpet with a spoonful of syrup on it.

Missfoodlove Sat 20-Jun-20 09:04:54

Cheese is my “go to” snack.
I have to wrap it numerous times in foil and bags to stop myself hacking big chunks and eating it on homemade bread. 😬

kittylester Sat 20-Jun-20 09:22:07

lemongrove

....and I have been known to eat a hot buttered crumpet with a spoonful of syrup on it.

That is my treat breakfast!! I'm sorry you mentioned it now!

Happygirl79 Sat 20-Jun-20 09:26:22

Cashews nuts are my downfall
And seriously why do they have resealable packs?
Once open I will want to eat the lot

olliebeak Sat 20-Jun-20 09:33:16

Oh dear - I've battled with my weight for years, on and off sad.

Boredom / snacking is such a balance struggle for me. I take fairly strong painkillers - plus I'm on high-dose Iron Tablets - so there's a tendency towards 'constipation' for me .......................... hence the piled high fruit bowl on my coffee table.

I'm fully aware of the high amounts of fructose in the fruit, but at least there's no fat in it - and the extra fibre does me a power of good wink. I try to limit the number of bananas that I eat, but will happily dip into satsumas, plums, pears, apples, apricots, nectarines/peaches, grapes at various times of day, as it keeps me away from the biscuit and cake tins grin.

harrigran Sat 20-Jun-20 09:36:48

I have blueberries instead of sweets and in the summer I eat a lot of chopped up melon.
I am quite partial to the odd bar of Turkish Delight.

Bazza Sat 20-Jun-20 09:38:32

I’m delighted that peaches and nectarines are now in season, my favourite fruit. I started off being very good at the beginning of lock down but have gradually become less careful. I’m sure I’m now carrying some coronakilos but I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to get on the scales.

Mollygo Sat 20-Jun-20 10:21:32

If snacks are between meals, we don’t really do it -chocolate, cakes and biscuits, or fruit are for dessert, but I’ve noticed that the cupboard is full of ‘just in case‘ Border dark chocolate gingers-the supermarket had them on offer £1 per box for a whole month!! Mmm😊

Aepgirl Sat 20-Jun-20 10:22:02

Cheese and biscuits with a glass of wine, or G&T. Lockdown s miserable enough without denying yourself a treat.

Kim19 Sat 20-Jun-20 10:22:09

I pretty much only snack. Seldom cook a meal. Think my snacks are comparatively healthy but recently have taken a fancy to just 'having a 'nibble' when something catches my eye in the larder. (I only went in for the honey jar!). I'm so irritated by this that I'm now ceasing to stock the treats/extras. They were initially bought in in case of visitors. Bubblers are currently bringing their own picnic so no need for these purchases whatsoever. Pathetic that I have so little self control but I once lost a lot of weight and I'm not prepared to put it on again. Comforting to read that others here have similar weaknesses and some of your snacks sound really interesting.

Theoddbird Sat 20-Jun-20 10:22:51

I don't buy biscuits or chocolate...I don't have a sweet tooth. I do like a thin rice cake with caramelized onion humous on for a snack in the evening or even in the day.