what are some good couchside snacks?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shannonsparkles, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    I'm supposed to be eating more often, but I can't get up more often. So I was thinking that I should have some food handy near my couch so that I wouldn't have to get up. What are your ideas? Protein foods would be best, according to my CFS specialist, but I'll take anything!

    I was thinking of a supply of apples, almonds, maybe some dried prunes, beef jerky if we find a kind with okay ingredients... I'm kind of low on ideas because I haven't been to a store lately.

    What are some good snacks that I can keep by the couch and that don't need to be refrigerated? Please help me before I resort to Shannon Kibble brand animal food! lol

    ((thanks snackers!)) Shannon
  2. jjdg

    jjdg New Member

    i get different trail mixes,if you like spice get the cajun kind! chex mixes,pretzels the different flavored ones,cereal with fruit and nuts in it,nutsthose little cracker and cheese thingies or the ones with cookies and icing,i learned that from my grandkids.hope this helped janet
  3. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    pumpkin seeds, either raw or roasted. My favorite are pumpkin seeds roasted in tamari sauce



    celery sticks, with a jar of almond butter or tahini (sesame seed butter) to dip them in.


    baby carrots

    almonds (again, roasted tamari; but too many make me constipated)

    Ezekiel bread



    turkey jerky

    buffalo jerky

    Panda black licorice!


    [This Message was Edited on 08/03/2006]
  4. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    nuts in the shell are esp. tasty. I get shelled filberts if I can, otherwise I need a hammer to crack the buggers. But nothing beats a freshly shelled walnut, they just don't taste as good if they are already de-shelled and bagged. Crackers are also good, you can get multigrain types that are high in good protein and seeds.

  5. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    Twizzlers; okay, not good for you but I only eat 1 long piece at the time.

    Also peaches, the little small boxes of variety cereals and bananas. I can think of some cold things like cantaloupe, watermelon.

    Hope this helps a little,

  6. UnicornK

    UnicornK New Member

    I like some of the Atkins/South Beach bars. They are high in protein and fairly low on carbs. I also like fruit, fresh or dried.

    God Bless.
  7. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    Thanks for the ideas, everyone. :) I also put a large measuging cup full of water by the couch so that I don't have to get up to get more water. Ty. (( )) Shannon
  8. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I like the baked Lays chips!
  9. Astarte

    Astarte New Member

    I love fresh blueberries. At first they seem sort of healthy but after a few you find popping them into your mouth they are lucious and very sweet morsales.

    I love their natural sweetness and the sweet juicieness they have when they pop in your mouth. They can be eatten slowly too. You savor each one. So you don't eat them fast. AND they are a great antioxidant.

  10. rachel432

    rachel432 New Member

    all right, snacks are something i know about and love

    raisins - everyone likes raisins
    dried dates - these are almost like candy
    pringles - original are still the best
    peanuts in the shell - something to do with your hands and
    something to eat
    double stuff oreos - possibly the most perfect cookie
    graham cracker sticks - they come in original, cinnamon,
    and chocolate
    pop tarts - my favorites are cinnamon and smores
    chewey granola bars - they come in loads of different
    also when i had knee surgery and was laid up on my couch for awhile i got one of those small lunch cooler bags and filled it with drinks like snapple iced tea and fruit punch.

    i hope this list gives you some ideas. happy eating shannon.