Re: Hypertension - What do you eat for snacks?
My lunches are boring but healthy. I have a baggie of peeled baby carrots (they come prepared in the grocery store), lite yougurt 6 oz size, piece of fresh fruit (usually apples, but sometimes grapes, cantalope, peaches, etc.), and a Brownberry Heatlth Nut bagel. I wash it all down with caffeine free diet Coke. In my lunch bucket I carry a plain rice cake and a Kellogs Krave "energy snack bar", chocolate fudge of course (its basically a 200 calorie candy bar). I nibble my lunch all afternoon, so I haven't eaten the rice cake or Krave bar in months.
I work 40 hours a week, and find that I don't really have much time to snack. Good snacks would be things like the baby peeled carrots, or celery sticks, piece of fruit. A no salt rice cake with a thin layer of peanut butter is also good. Non fat cottage cheese would be a good snack. Dried fruit is a good snack. My favorite snack is the Garden of Eaten Blue Corn Chips. I don't think they are that low calorie, but they sure are good! They come in two versions, low salt and no salt. I'm afraid I go for the low salt type. If hubby is a big salt eater, you might go for some low salt snack items to satisfy the urge and then gradually go over to no salt.
Be careful with items like crackers that have a "low fat" variety. Often times they increase the salt content to make up for the lack of fat.