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Facts on 100-Calorie Snack Packs

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  • I do buy them from our Amish Scratch and Dent store, but I don't "abuse" them, and I try to look for items with higher fiber and protein. :-)
  • It is interesting to me that people would buy expense snacks and then consume two or three. It show that the answer to or issues are not outside us.
  • I really believe what this article says!! I bought a box of Slim Fast snack bars, they're 100 calories each (I think). so one day I was craving a piece of chocolate, and ended up eating 3 of the bars, which totally defeats the purpose!!
  • I used to buy the 100 cal packs. I don't any more. I do however make my own using the snk baggies. I'm a weighin' measuring fool!
  • GRAMMY7070
    I find these are much too expensive. I buy snack size ziplock bags and measure out my own snacks. I can control it better this's worth the time I take to count or measure snacks out.
  • -BENI-
    You have to be careful, many of the foods listed are high in salt which will put on fluid - I can gain 4 pounds just in water weight with salty food!! I avoid it at all cost!
    The little 100 cal packs are nice because they can stay without going bad and truly be for emergency only!
    I do love carrying apples, carrots, bananas and raw almonds - they are always good. They satisfy the sweet and crunch that's often needed.
  • I love 100 calorie packs. They give me something to vanquish my cravings without leaving me with an entire bag or box of temptation!
  • This report is very helpful to me. Gonna make some bags 0f peanuts when I am on the go that will be a cheap snack. Als celery with Peanut butter I like that. Susan
  • I would lose weight simply because after I bought these I would have no money left over for other food, lol. I guess they are helpful to some people, but not me. Snack foods do not satisfy my hunger pangs, esp. in such mini quantities.
    I bought a food scale at the local drug store ($9.99) and it helps me. I create my own single serving baggies of things so I have them convenient. I like to have 100 cal packs of cheerios in the car, because life can get crazy-busy. It's inexpensive, filling and nutritious, and easy to log on my nutrition page.
  • MARILYN480
    Snack packs work for me sometimes with nuts or foods that aren't too sweet , and have some fiber. If I buy cookies they are too sweet for me and I end up eating the whole box.
  • This was a good artical it brought up some points I don't always remember. I do like the 100 cal packs in a pinch, (unexpected car trips, last minute lets go to the park for the afternoon, etc.) so I don't have to do the work of packing my own. Most of the time I do prepack my snacks from full size containers so I think they do work for me.
  • Wow - who knew how much $$$ is wasted on those little packages.
    I will be making my own 100 calorie packs from now on. However I must say - I will probably keep the ChipsAhoy Triple Chocolate 100 calorie cookie packs in my desk till I get the rest of my cravings under control.
  • She can make 1 Tbsp of peanut butter last through 5 pieces of celery? I can go through 1 Tbsp of peanut butter on One piece of celery! I like the ideas though. I'll eat the 100 cal pack of popcorn at night if I really want something before bed, and it helps me from grazing through the entire fridge. At work sometimes I will have a bite sized candy in the afternoon, but just about 1 every 2 weeks when I really want candy. Other than that, I use the author's ideas. My fave is cruciferous veg. in hummus.
  • I really like the idea of making your own 100-calorie snack packs. Often you can use zip-top bags (which you can re-use) and you can make the snack packs with the foods YOU want to eat. Your favorite healthy snack might not be available in a snack pack portion size, or it might be too pricey for you. No problem, make your own!

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