15 Healthy Snacks for Linux Gurus

Posted by jun auza On 3/05/2008
I am not a nutritionist or a health expert, but I can tell that majority of those who have computer related jobs are overweight. Programmers, web developers, and professional bloggers normally spend 8-12 hours per day sitting in front of the computer screen without moving a muscle, and are typically eating unhealthy snacks like fudge bars and doughnuts.

Linux/Unix gurus could be worse. They are those who usually spend much more time with their computers and devour much more fudge bars and doughnuts. Just take a look at some photos of Richard M. Stallman, John "Maddog" Hall, and even Linus Torvalds himself, and you will know what I mean.

Since I'm one of those who believe in the saying that "health is wealth", I decided to share to you this list of healthy snacks which I got from "Diet Blog". I hope this will not only benefit those who are overweight but also those who are not yet overweight :-)

Here's the essential list of healthy snacks:

Raw Almonds

Serving shown: 20 almonds
Calories: 139

Raw Mixed Nuts

Serving shown: 30g / ~1oz
Calories: 178

Dried Fruit

Serving shown: 40g / 1.4oz
Calories: 97

Note: Dried fruits are more calorie dense (per weight) than fresh fruit - and are easier to overeat.


Serving shown: 180g, 1 medium & 1 small.
Calories: 95

Note: Great packaging. Small portions. Seasonal


Serving shown: 185g / 6.5oz
Calories: 96


Serving shown: 1 medium banana - 118g
Calories: 105

Note: Nicely prepackaged.


Serving shown: 215g / 7.6oz
Calories: 148

Note: Seasonal


Serving shown: 85g / 3oz
Calories: 99

Note: Be wary of tuna in oil - many of the oils are vegetable oils (high in omega-6 rather than omega-3 EFA's).

Dried Peas

Serving shown: 25g / .9oz
Calories: 72

Note: Find in bulk bins - often with different seasonings.


Serving shown: 2 cups
Calories: 62 (air-popped)
Calories:110 (oil-popped)
No condiments added.

Note: Avoid pre-packaged popcorn (often contains trans fat).

Baby Carrots

Serving shown: 170g / 6oz
Calories: 60

Note: Convenient - can buy pre-washed and pre-bagged.

Celery & Hummus

Serving shown: 40g / 1.4oz hummus
Calories: 108

Note: Buy celery pre-cut and pre-washed. Goes well with many other dips.

Cherry Tomatoes

Serving shown: 150g / 1 Cup
Calories: 27

Note: Seasonal.

Whole-grain Crispbread with Cottage Cheese

Serving shown: 1 cracker + ~45g (1.5oz) cottage cheese (light)
Calories: 70

Note: Aim for crispbreads or crackers that are completely whole grain and have a minimal amount of oil.

Bean Salad

80g / 2.8oz
Calories: 90

I would like to thank Diet Blog for this wonderful list once again. Happy snacking... and hacking!

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