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Post-gastric Sleeve Surgery: Any Ideas For Crunchy Snacks To Munch On?



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depends how far out. I liked some tortilla chips. Stay clear of seeds, nuts and chips for 6 weeks to allow internal stapling to heal inside stomach.

at about 4 weeks I also liked nuts and also Protein bars at middle meals ( I prefer power crunch).

Don't be afraid of carbs, I still have half a baked potato and other carbs, in fact one quarter of your plate should be carbs.

I still lost 35 pounds in first 4 weeks and 45 pounds at 8 weeks and now only 10 - 15 pounds from goal at 5 months and Lord knows I still eat my carbs. But I also exercise and need carbs to prevent burning Protein and give stamina.

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They have some really great varieties of veggie chips! Try that. They are just dehydrated veggies.

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I still munch on pork skins when I need some crunch. No carbs and you get a boost of Protein.

Nutrition Facts

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Baken-Ets - Fried Pork Skins

  1. Servings: 9 pieces1 pieces1 container (72 pieces ea.)

Calories 80 Sodium 310 mg Total Fat 5 g Potassium 0 mg Saturated 3 g Total Carbs 0 g Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g Trans 0 g Protein 9 g Cholesterol 20 mg

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Pepperoni Chips!!

I put a couple of folded paper towels on a paper plate and lay out pepperoni slices on them. Pop in the microwave for about 1 minute (depending on the number of slices - nuke them until they stop sizzling). More "crispy" than "crunchy", but a nice snack. Even better for you if you use turkey pepperoni. You can also make cheese "chips", though I usually do those in the oven. Just use a search engine, or search this site for cheese chips (add low carb if you're searching Bing or Google).

The World According to Eggface has a recipe for crunch baked garbanzo Beans, but I haven't tried it yet - it's on my list to try some time when I'm home.

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turkey pepperoni chips are really good. I sometimes dip them in whipped veggie or chive/onion light cream cheese, or in the light laughing cow wedges.

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Don't gross out, but those Gerber Graduates Lil Crunchies (we call them "baby cheetos") come in a bunch of different flavors (tomato basil, cheese, veggie dip, etc) are not too bad. You get 19 of them for 35 calories. They melt in your mouth so you could probably have them on purees even, and are great for scooping up hummus, greek yogurt with ranch dressing mix, and so forth.

I would not have guessed this myself but I was crusing around the cupboard half-crazed one night because I needed something with a crunch.

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great ideas, esp the turkey pepperoni! I have been missing chips and pita chips. :frown5:

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