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Healthier Holiday Snacking

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    That dip recipe looks fantastic Lisa! Most of the Christmas goodies I like are not healthy: egg nog milkshakes, (ok anything with egg nog), Christmas cookies, etc… I’ve been making pumpkin and squash bread though and that’s been a good alternative. With minimal sugar, it’s a nice “treat” that I can stop eating after a slice or three. Not so easy to do with batches of cookies – so I’m holding off on making those for at least another week.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oooh, love pumpkin bread! That’s a great idea for a healthier alternative to the Christmas cookies and such. And I’m with you–love eggnog. 🙂

  2. Esther

    Can’t wait to try these out with my homemade hummus this weekend!

    Btw, tweeted about the giveaway 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love hummus! Especially red pepper hummus.

  3. Cecilia

    I have tried these crackers! The whole wheat ones are my favorite. I would like to try these other flavors because their not in my local store.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s cool! I haven’t tried the whole wheat yet. They sent me a box. Will try that next. I liked the rye crackers.

  4. Ann

    I tweeted to win!!!

  5. manda

    I tweeted! @ mandaoverturf

  6. manda

    I enjoy hummus and veggies.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hummus and veggies are always a good option.

  7. manda

    I like you on FB! Great blog!

  8. Marc

    Hi Lisa. Good luck to the winner! Next time…can you give away buffalo wings? Just asking:)
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ll see what I can do. Might be messy to mail…. 🙂

  9. niurka

    celery with hummus

  10. Niurka

    carrots with hummus

  11. Niurka

    liked on facebook

  12. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I like you on Facebook!
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  13. Beth @ Beth's Journey

    I’m a big fan of bringing a plate of crudite to parties so that I know I have something that I can safely eat a lot of! It’s always better to use veggies for dip than chips, so having veggies usually goes with a lot of other things, too!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I do too! My norm is to bring a dip or hummus with lots of veggies or a salad. They are things I know the calories of and are healthy.

  14. Roz@weightingfor50

    LOVE Wasa crackers. I’ve never thought to use them for dip though! Thanks for the idea Lisa. BTW, LOVE your little Santa too! Have a great Monday.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yesterday I had 2 for a snack. I put cream cheese on one and avocado on the other. So tasty.

  15. Jo Anna

    Greek yogurt! Can be savory or sweet, so nice and creamy!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree! I love Greek yogurt! I often substitute mayo or sour cream with greek yogurt in recipes.

  16. Hannahviolin

    I follow you on twitter and I tweeted!
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  17. Hannahviolin

    I’m a lousy snacker. I do love those 100 calorie cocoa almonds though. And apples. This dip looks awesome.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I take an apple to work almost every day.

  18. Stacie @ Snaps and Bits

    I love Wasa! Great way to healthify appetizers!
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  19. Abby @ BackAtSquareZero

    My current favorite healthier snack is probably Trader Joe’s Herb Popcorn. So yummy.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love the Trader Joe’s white cheddar popcorn.

  20. Deb

    This dip sounds so good! I as a general rule do not keep any snack foods in the house- if I must snack, its generally a piece of fruit. The worst thing we have in the house semi-regularly is those El Monterey burritos. I might nuke one in the early afternoon to hold myself over til dinner, but its not a regular thing. No snack foods in the house = no temptations!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s a good idea, don’t keep things in the house!

  21. Lisa

    I’ve been liking you on FB!

  22. Lisa

    I don’t usually snack, but when I do I try to have a granola bar or one measured serving of cheese crackers, otherwise I’m out of control binging!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I need to be better with measuring out a cheese serving. It’s easy to overeat it.

  23. Georgia

    Winning this prize would be a true gift!! I have been eating healthy and losing weight since April. Christmas is going to be a true test for me! I don’t normally snack so I don’t have any healthy snacks to share other than the usual veggies with a lite ranch dressing! I have a couple parties to attend this year and have no idea what to bring or what I can eat that won’t throw me off track.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Christmas is definitely the hard part! There are so many tasty temptations.

  24. Georgia

    I also liked you on Facebook!!

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