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snack off (of) (something)

1. To eat small amounts of food displayed or provided on some surface. The grocery store fired the employee after it was discovered that he had been snacking off the shelves. My kids are such fussy eaters that I usually snack off of their plates to avoid wasting food.
2. To eat small amounts of something as a snack. I love watching the birds and squirrels come up to the feeder throughout the day to snack off of seeds. I've been snacking off that roast ham all day, so I'm not terribly hungry.
See also: off, snack

snack on (something)

To eat small amounts of something as a snack. I love watching the birds and squirrels come up to the feeder throughout the day to snack on seeds. I've been snacking on that roast ham all day, so I'm not terribly hungry.
See also: on, snack

snack off (of) something

to eat food, bit by bit, in little snacks. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please don't snack off the turkey so we can get another meal out of it. Who has been snacking off of last night's roast beef?
See also: off, snack

snack on

v.
To eat something as a snack: One way to lose weight is to snack on carrots instead of junk food.
See also: on, snack
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As with the rest of the frozen food sector, sales of natural, organic and specialty frozen snacks and appetizers are also edging up.
Generation Z and millennials are driving the trend toward eating snack foods at main meals, Seifer adds.
Snacking is now a staple of the American diet, and as consumers snack more often, they are looking for healthier ways to indulge with high quality ingredients.
These figures put candy and salty snacks among the top edible in-store merchandise categories at single stores, behind packaged beverages, beer/malt beverages and edible grocery.
The study also found that inclusion of an afternoon snack reduces appetite over the course of the afternoon but the soy protein snack leads to a greater reduction in post-snack appetite.
Best Bets: On flights of more than two hours, choose the tapas snack box, which is high in calories but has many healthy foods, including almonds, olives, hummus and bruschetta;- just toss out the cheese spread.
The snack bar contained crispy jasmine rice at 25% levels, 15% fried small anchovy, 10% peanut and 50% binders.
When the urge to snack comes, drink your favourite drink (not alcohol or sugar-filled coke), then decide if you really need the snack.
Dessert consumption at snack time declined from 1977 to 2006, although dessert-type snacks still contribute more daily calories than any other category, the study found.
Fruit and veg are an affordable snack especially if you buy in season.
Though health consciousness has been the greatest contributor to the decline in snacking, it also represents the most significant and actionable opportunity for building snack consumption.
In response to concerns about obesity and Americans' unhealthful eating habits, Sodexho, a major supplier of vending machines in the United States, recently launched its ``Your Health, Your Way on the Go'' snack line.
With half of all impulse shoppers saying they want a healthier snack, Quaker Snack-a-Jacks is a must-stock impulse item.
It was hypothesized that approaching snack intake as medication administration would ensure reliable delivery by staff and promote resident cooperation.