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10/11/12 10:16 P

Here you go Jess :) http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/05/gra
ham-crackers/



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10/11/12 9:59 P

i wish i knew how to make graham crackers. they are so expensive and taste like cardboard, but my kids love them

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10/11/12 9:31 P

Regular grahams are one of my favs.

People!
read the INGREDIENTS!

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10/11/12 9:27 P

I have heard it can be the same with yogurt... The fat free is often higher in calories because it contains more sugar.

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10/11/12 8:26 P

Ahh, I've been fooled by the serving size or switcharoo with cals/nutrients... they're a tricky bunch, I'll tell ya.


Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

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10/11/12 7:56 P

Very true. There are some delicious light salad dressings out there, but a lot of fat free ones taste overly sweet and chemical-filled. Plus I have read you need a certain amount of fat to absorb the nutrients in salads.

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10/11/12 7:48 P

Yup, it really is educational to read the labels sometimes. I've noticed similar things w/ salad dressings... like light vs fat free. The difference between light and regular is noticeable in terms of calories, but light and fat free aren't much different when it comes to calories, and the fat free version often has more sugar/carbs.

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10/11/12 7:44 P

Ha ha, I knew that... only because I stood in the grocery store and did that very same graham cracker comparison emoticon !!!

My mom found something similar with Triscuits once... comparing the reduced fat and low sodium varieties (I can't remember which one she picked since I don't eat those often) but it was another surprise that you wouldn't expect unless you read the label

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10/11/12 7:39 P

Very interesting! I never really notice the difference in them. I guess I am just like most people and just assumed! Thanks for sharing!

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10/11/12 4:38 P

Most low-fat products have added sugar or high fructose corn syrup. I'd much rather have more fat than sugar!

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10/11/12 4:29 P

I've seen that on a few items lately when shopping. My DH starts pacing the aisles as I read labels lol. I then explain WHY I am choosing what I chose lol.
Now you made me want teddy grahams haha

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10/11/12 4:27 P

So I just ran to the store to pick up a few things, one of them being graham crackers because I had a coupon. I compared the "low fat" version to the regular. I didn't look too closely at macronutrients, but I was amazed to see that the low fat version had 2g of fat and 140 calories per serving, while the regular only had 3g of fat and 130 calories! Not sure how that worked out, they must have added something else higher calorie to make the fat content lower. It's just sort of crazy, and goes to show that just because it's labeled "low-fat" doesn't always mean it's healthier, and may not even be the best option at all.

I bought the regular btw. I'll sacrifice the 1 gram of fat to have much better flavor :) Plus 10 less calories is always good.

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