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yummy "better choice" snacks!

Monday, July 16, 2012

So when going through the grocery store I am a sucker for things that are pre-portioned for you, I know it really isn't all that much work doing it yourself all the time.... but I seem to like to cute little packages, and when I put 12 pretzels (or whatever) in a little ziplock baggie it looks like such a gyp, but when you have a fancy, cute little package, it looks like you are treating yourself. Mind over matter I guess.
Anywho.... Here are some better options than I have previously chosen, and my reviews-if anyone cares:

Blue Diamond's Oven Roasted Almonds, Chocolate Flavor-100 Calorie Bags:
They are really good, not very sweet or salty, but just nice. Not a lot though, as with any serving of nuts it is small, but good and good for you.

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs: HoneyMaid Delight Bars-Cheesecake:
Not for this girl. If you like Kellog's Nutri-grain bars a lot, you will like this. The flavor is off to me, and the bar is too soft. I am big on texture, and this texture does not cut it for me. So I will pass on these and not buy them again.

Ok, First of all, I am a Starbuck's-a-holic! I have been cutting way back, I was getting up to sometimes 4 or 5 times a week at worst, now I am down to about once a week. Now What I used to get was either a Grande or a Venti Caramel Frappucino, or a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappucino, Load up with whip cream of course, and sometimes I would even get a White Mocha Frap. and Caramel syrup and Sauce! Yumm-o! Ranging anywhere from 410-580+ calories! That's dinner folks!
So, I know there are the obvious choices-skinny lattes with sf syrup, or any of the "light" frappucinos, which I am not a big fan of because I do not like the taste of sugar free stuff, I would just rather have real sugar, less often.
My new go-to drink is a grande, decaf, non-fat Caramel Macchiato! That's a mouth-ful, but oh so good. It has all the yummy, rich caramel flavor I crave but has only 190 calories. Now the calories of a legit snack, rather than a wasted meal.
If I really have the hankerin' for a frappucino, I will indulge, but I will only get a grande, no more ventis, and no whip cream.

I will post more good things as I find 'em. Happy good snacking!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALIGIRL 7/18/2012 8:38AM

    Sounds like you are on your way!

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DISPATCHGIRL32 7/16/2012 5:40PM

  Its so much easier when things are already portioned out for you!

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