I have a hard time distinguishing between snacks and small meals. Just now when we arrived home from a quick trip to town, I had a coupla scoops of broccoli/cauliflower/pasta salad
- prob'ly ¾ to 1 cup - and I figure it's more of a small meal than a snack.
If I grab a handful of almonds or cashews as I walk by the bowl, that's a snack.
Anyhow, most of what I choose is basic unprocessed food, and takes a lotta chewing. It seems to help if I can't just gulp it down - smaller amounts fill me up just because it takes longer to eat it. Like I really love roasted almonds, but I gotta tell ya, RAW almonds take a lot longer to eat - lotta chewing going on there!