Healthy savoury snacks? Page 5

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  • pistol 7 Sep 2009 16:51:18 13,019 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    Low fat =/= healthy.

    Actually, a lot of 'low fat' alternatives are often full of sugar/worse alternatives.

    Stuff like muller light, you're better off with the natural stuff!

    My snacks are generally tinned mackerel, cottage cheese, and raw almonds.
    The odd shake too.

    3 square meals and 3 snacks on an average day.


    This..^

    The biggest con in the food industry is telling people something is healthy because the fat content is low.

    BUT IT'S FULL OF SUGAR........!!!

  • jerrymanu 7 Sep 2009 17:06:59 3,119 posts
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    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    Anyone tried beef jerky? Not really sure if it is classed as healthly, quite a bit of protein though.
    Food of the gods and perfect for gaming.

    I use these guys, really friendly and the product is superb.

    http://www.wildwestjerky.co.uk/

    Never buy the crap from supermarkets.

    Really wish you'd not linked that. I'll be spending a f*cking fortune on this :( I used to make my own as the climate here in Cyprus is perfect, but having a little one with inquisitive fingers has made the curing process a little tricky!
  • jerrymanu 17 Sep 2009 16:02:05 3,119 posts
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    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    Anyone tried beef jerky? Not really sure if it is classed as healthly, quite a bit of protein though.
    Food of the gods and perfect for gaming.

    I use these guys, really friendly and the product is superb.

    http://www.wildwestjerky.co.uk/

    Never buy the crap from supermarkets.

    Ordered some of this t'other day. Can't wait for it to arrive:)
  • faux-C 17 Sep 2009 16:04:46 9,647 posts
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    Biltong >>>> Jerky
  • mrpon 17 Sep 2009 16:06:25 29,587 posts
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    Right, someone describe jerky/biltong for me please, in a this meets this kinda way.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • PinkSpider 17 Sep 2009 16:07:14 3,346 posts
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    pinkds wrote:
    Houmous is really high in cholesterol. It pushed my Dad's up from 4 to 8.5. Tastes nice though :)
    Hummous has zero cholesterol. Pretty high in fat mind (although not necessarily bad fats).

    "Saturated fat raises the level of cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is present in animal foods but not plant foods. It is essential for metabolism but is not needed in the diet as our bodies can produce all that is needed. Raised blood cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease."

    I do love Hummous, with a dash of smoked paprika and some crusty bread.
  • BinaryBob101 17 Sep 2009 16:09:34 24,449 posts
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    I've never had biltong, or beef jerky. What's the difference? Is it not tough as boot leather?

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  • jerrymanu 17 Sep 2009 16:18:03 3,119 posts
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    As I understand it, Jerky is softer than Biltong. They're both really chewy but not in a pigs ear kinda way. The most amazing thing is the flavour release. The more you chew it, the softer it gets and the flavour just keeps coming.

    To use an example you may be familiar with, its like the first cut on a Beef of Pork joint in that it has some amazing "locked in" flavour. The big difference though is that Biltong and Jerky are dehydrated so 200g of meat = 100g of either. Therefore it's kinda like concentrated meat goodness but not in a bovril kinda way!
  • BinaryBob101 17 Sep 2009 16:20:05 24,449 posts
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    Sold. I may try the terriyaki, have you tried it yet?

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  • jerrymanu 17 Sep 2009 16:21:34 3,119 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Biltong >>>> Jerky

    Interesting point. Having made the former and bought the latter I'd have to agree, but following a bit or research it would appear that it comes down to the cut of meat. Often Jerky comes in a more "refined" form. In that its cut into thinner, more uniform pieces where as Biltong is far more free form and natural in its composition. This leads to Biltong having a far more interesting texture and "bite" for want of a better word. I'm hoping that the stuff I've ordered is closer to Biltong as I do prefer it's tougher texture.
  • jerrymanu 17 Sep 2009 16:23:14 3,119 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    Sold. I may try the terriyaki, have you tried it yet?

    Fraid not BB, this is my first order. I'll keep you informed once it arrives.
  • Aranel 17 Sep 2009 16:23:48 669 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Biltong >>>> Jerky

    Bakkwa >>>> Biltong >>>> Jerky
  • cubbymoore 17 Sep 2009 16:25:42 36,507 posts
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    Rice crackers are yummy. No idea if they're healthy though.
  • mrpon 17 Sep 2009 16:26:45 29,587 posts
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    jerrymanu wrote:
    To use an example you may be familiar with, its like the first cut on a Beef of Pork joint in that it has some amazing "locked in" flavour.
    /slobber

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • PinkSpider 17 Sep 2009 16:27:23 3,346 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    Rice crackers are yummy. No idea if they're healthy though.
    I've had many types of rice crackers (some incredibly salty). However they are usually baked or grilled according to wiki so not too bad.
  • BinaryBob101 17 Sep 2009 16:28:22 24,449 posts
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    jerrymanu wrote:
    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    Sold. I may try the terriyaki, have you tried it yet?

    Fraid not BB, this is my first order. I'll keep you informed once it arrives.

    Many thanks jerry.

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  • Goban 17 Sep 2009 17:19:29 9,107 posts
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    Aranel wrote:
    faux_carnation wrote:
    Biltong >>>> Jerky

    Bakkwa >>>> Biltong >>>> Jerky
    Yet to try that one, the sweet thing puts me off slightly. Be hard pushed to beat Biltong though. The bastard at customs confiscated mine when I came back from Kenya.
  • Goban 17 Sep 2009 17:20:16 9,107 posts
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    A simple solution to the snack problem, don't snack.
  • ecu 17 Sep 2009 17:21:04 77,338 posts
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    jerrymanu wrote:
    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    Anyone tried beef jerky? Not really sure if it is classed as healthly, quite a bit of protein though.
    Food of the gods and perfect for gaming.

    I use these guys, really friendly and the product is superb.

    http://www.wildwestjerky.co.uk/

    Never buy the crap from supermarkets.

    Ordered some of this t'other day. Can't wait for it to arrive:)

    Beef Jerky is absolutely NOT healthy. It's very bad for you, I got hooked on it in the US and ended up eating several bags a week, I love the stuff. :)
  • Trane 17 Sep 2009 17:26:56 4,059 posts
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    Goban wrote:
    A simple solution to the snack problem, don't snack.

    Snacking healthily is better for you than not snacking, and going hungry.
  • ronuds 17 Sep 2009 17:29:14 21,788 posts
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    I'm partial to pretzels...they have no nutritional value, but they're also not all that bad for you.
  • PinkSpider 17 Sep 2009 17:31:29 3,346 posts
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    I miss those pretzels with chocolate on... mmm.
  • ronuds 17 Sep 2009 17:33:03 21,788 posts
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    Not white chocolate, I hope? :p
  • PinkSpider 17 Sep 2009 17:34:33 3,346 posts
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    Pretty sure they had milk chocolate on (or did both, is white chocolate really chocolate though?!). Would prefer dark chocolate now though.
  • PinkSpider 17 Sep 2009 17:34:33 3,346 posts
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  • ronuds 17 Sep 2009 17:46:04 21,788 posts
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    They call it chocolate, but I don't see how it can be.

    It's the sweet + salty that makes choc. covered pretzels so good.
  • BinaryBob101 17 Sep 2009 17:47:23 24,449 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    jerrymanu wrote:
    TheRealBadabing wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    Anyone tried beef jerky? Not really sure if it is classed as healthly, quite a bit of protein though.
    Food of the gods and perfect for gaming.

    I use these guys, really friendly and the product is superb.

    http://www.wildwestjerky.co.uk/

    Never buy the crap from supermarkets.

    Ordered some of this t'other day. Can't wait for it to arrive:)

    Beef Jerky is absolutely NOT healthy. It's very bad for you, I got hooked on it in the US and ended up eating several bags a week, I love the stuff. :)

    Doesn't it depend on which stuff you buy though. If it's full of crap, artificial bobbins and the like then, it'll be bad for you. I thought the linked were pretty pure?

    www.TheGrumpyVaper.com

  • simplerotation 17 Sep 2009 17:49:42 332 posts
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    I'm on a low carb diet and it's worked fabulously, absolutely brilliant. The only thing is you can't do it yourself really by just not eating potatoes, you need to read up on it and then spend some time preparing before you go on it and really understanding how many grams of carbs you can eat in a day and go down in stages.
    I got the worst induction flu in my second week as my body jonesed on carbs but I went into ketosis and have been feeling great ever since, and the weight loss is so fast! Unbelievable really, I just wanted to get into a killer dress for xmas, so that's achieved, now I'm just maintaining and on 30-50grams of carbs a day rather than 10-30grams a day and I'm really happy, sugary stuff disgusts me now, when I was a real chocoholic and lover of doorstop sandwiches and rice.

    That beef jerky company looks great, I'll have to get some as I'm always looking for low carb snacks on the go, and yes I have eaten pork scratchings, but the sodium content makes me very nervous. The ones they serve at Wahaca are really great though.
  • mrpon 17 Sep 2009 17:50:11 29,587 posts
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    Yup, I'm no expert but reading the Nutritional page here on that link above all seems in order. Check out the graphs on the right.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 17 September 2009 17:51:26
    bacon sarnie
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