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Gaming Snacks - Foody Post!

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So, I've been trying to change my diet around recently. Buying things that are healthy for me and easy to eat, that don't go to waste because they actually taste good and I don't end up not eating it!

 

I discovered this amazing replacement for bags of sweets and I've been super happy about it. Especially as a gamer, it's always nice to have good snack about, so I thought I'd share my findings with my Nintendo buddies :)

 

Trail Mix

Trail mix is delicious. If you get get a good quality bag with dried bits of banana chips and cashews, mmm, MM! So tasty, great energy, fantastic substitute to a bag of sweets.

 

Japanese Rice Crackers

They come in bags of assorted shapes and sizes. Some savoury, some sweet. They've replaced crisps in my diet. Not sure how healthy they are if I'm honest, but they feel a lot more filling than crisps and taste real good.

 

Coconut Milk & Soya Milk

I found dairy products don't really agree with me that much. You may not realise, but they could be causing you issues also. Most humans have an intolerance to lactose to some degree. I've found coconut milk to be a tasty alternative on breakfast cereals. If you want something nice to go with coffee or tea though, you're better off with soya as it suits these drinks better. There are quite a few milk alternatives out there though, so perhaps there's a different one that you'd prefer. Like oat, hazelnut or almond.

 

Shortbread

I've been trying to cut palm oil products out of my shopping. As I don't like how these companies are letting the unsuspecting public, take part in their violations to sustaining the forests and wildlife, and protecting human rights in these areas. Most biscuits include palm oil I have noticed, so I thought it handy to know that shortbread isn't made with any oil, so you can always be safe in buying this as a nice biscuit snack, without having to read the label and wonder if you should feel guilty while you eat it.

 

Melon, Grapes & Pickled Gherkins

I feel these fruits and veg are a little under-appreciated, so I thought I'd bring some light to how tasty and efficient they are. Grapes aren't too big so easy to snack, don't need peeling and taste damn good. Melon is super cheap and is also one of the best tasting fruits around imo. Honeydew melon is delicious. For sweet pickled gherkins, I only ever buy the tiny bite-size ones, as again I like things that are easy to snack and the big ones are a little over zealous on their flavour and texture. A jar of small, sweet pickled gherkins is another cheap tasty snack I like to keep around, to keep me healthy and not gorging crisps and sweets!

 

 

 

 

What are your favourite gaming snacks? Any other healthy snacks or easy peasy healthy recipes, I'd love to know about them. Or un-healthy if you like, I won't judge, I also buy fudge all the time! :)

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I wish I could buy these products and feast on them while i'm gaming. Too bad most of them are unavailable from where I live. Luckily, I can't get fat and can eat whatever I want. Still though, I want these snacks.

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Trail mix can actually be just as bad as the sweets, depending on what's in it. Other good healthy options are Cheese Sticks, and various simple wraps that you can throw together in a couple of minutes. You can also try all the things you like sweet wise, modified to use agave syrup or honey. The processed cane sugar and corn syrups are really the nasty stuff in the sweets.

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For me, any crisps will do, a little treat as I will usually eat healthily throughout the rest of the day ;D

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Trail mix can actually be just as bad as the sweets, depending on what's in it. Other good healthy options are Cheese Sticks, and various simple wraps that you can throw together in a couple of minutes. You can also try all the things you like sweet wise, modified to use agave syrup or honey. The processed cane sugar and corn syrups are really the nasty stuff in the sweets.

 

Good to know. I get these bags from a independently run little health food store, owned by a Workers' Co-operative. Very good quality Trail Mix and Rice Crackers. Which ones should I look out for? I had no idea raisins, nuts and stuff could be bad for you!

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Someone on this forum turned me on to Soylent. Takes a couple of minutes to make, all the nutrition that you need for the day (and then some in my case), About 10 ounces for breakfast and I'm not hungry at all until lunch, another 10 ounces holds me to dinner. I do tend to eat a real meal for dinner, but that's mainly because I still have food in my house. I could easily get behind the routine of eating nothing but soylent unless I'm out being social. Each bag is supposed to be one day but truly it's good for about 2 and half days for me with this routine. I never thought that I felt bad before, but after about two days I was shocked at how much better I feel. More energy, more alert, skin is less dry, no more headaches, most of my joint pain is gone.... I'm guessing all this is because I'm a better balance of what my body needs vs just eating like I was. Cost is about $1.51 per meal so if you're cooking for just yourself it's a pretty hard price tag to beat. I am losing weight on it, even though it's not a diet food. I attribute that weight loss primarily to how much easier it is to count calories with it.

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What does it taste like MrMischief? Pardon me for the dumb question.

well that's a tough question. They aim for a "neutral flavor" and they hit that mark pretty well. It's not bad, it's not good, it's something I really don't have much of an opinion on. They're on version 1.8 now, I started with v1.7. 1.7 tastes different than 1.8. 1.7 was sorta like a flour flavor, 1.8 is sweeter, maybe a bit more of a vanilla or nut flavor in it, but it's not like you can say it tastes like anything. If you must have flavor they have flavored versions called 2.0 that come premixed but I haven't tried them. Really the "non-flavored" powder is fine and I don't find myself wishing it tasted like anything else.

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Well, I knew Mischief would talk about the fabulous Soylent...

 

As for me, I don't even think about food when I play games. I forget to eat and then I just wonder why I'm hungry at 3am. Oh well. Pizza for breakfast.

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Good to know. I get these bags from a independently run little health food store, owned by a Workers' Co-operative. Very good quality Trail Mix and Rice Crackers. Which ones should I look out for? I had no idea raisins, nuts and stuff could be bad for you!
If you're getting it from a health food store, particularly an independent one, it's probably okay. The mass produced stuff often uses a ton of salt, sugar, and artificial junk to improve the flavor while keeping costs down.

 

Well, I knew Mischief would talk about the fabulous Soylent...

 

As for me, I don't even think about food when I play games. I forget to eat and then I just wonder why I'm hungry at 3am. Oh well. Pizza for breakfast.

I'm with you there. I have to remind myself to eat, most of the time. I'll get playing something, reading something, or working on something and loose track of time. Of course, this often means I eat in a hurry and poorly (health wise) when I remember. Even though I know I should be better.

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Fridge and pantry usually empty, and while gaming I dont have time for snacks. So whatever is under my fingernails from what I just ate xD jk, not literally. I like a looong straw with alot of chocolate milk and bananas

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encountered something new that a friend of the family made, pretty simple and absolutely delicious.5a89e8af8524f_yogurtcup.jpg.ca7088dc32837ef7a599e7cc3f99aaa9.jpg

 

All it is:

 

Light Greek Vanilla Yogury

Blueberries

Diced Strawberries

Granola

 

I don't even like Greek yogurt, and it was still delicious.

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I knew someone would take the opportunity to talk about Soylent LMAO

Linkk said:
Well, I knew Mischief would talk about the fabulous Soylent...

 

As for me, I don't even think about food when I play games. I forget to eat and then I just wonder why I'm hungry at 3am. Oh well. Pizza for breakfast.

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encountered something new that a friend of the family made, pretty simple and absolutely delicious.[ATTACH=full]7422[/ATTACH]

 

All it is:

 

Light Greek Vanilla Yogury

Blueberries

Diced Strawberries

Granola

 

I don't even like Greek yogurt, and it was still delicious.

Definitely sounds delicious

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Doritos!

With a side of Mountain Dew.

 

Ah, the young and foolish. Those were nice says.

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I'm real cautious about getting my controllers all sticky and gross so I don't eat while gaming.

 

"turn the page, wash your hands." Name that quote!

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I'm real cautious about getting my controllers all sticky and gross so I don't eat while gaming.

 

"turn the page, wash your hands." Name that quote!

FILBERT!

Have a pack of wet wipes to hand and everything is sorted

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I try not to snack while playing since I really don't want to get my controllers dirty. Love to have a cold Mountain Dew while playing a game though specially if I'm in a party

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I try not to snack while playing since I really don't want to get my controllers dirty. Love to have a cold Mountain Dew while playing a game though specially if I'm in a party

Things like trail mix in a dixie cup can solve that, as you won't get anything on your fingers ^_^.

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I’m going to try to make a homemade version of Calorie Mate. I fell in love with that stuff last time I was in Japan, but it’s is no longer worthwhile when the additional costs from importing are factored in. 

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