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Facts on 100-Calorie Snack Packs

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  • To me, they're just begging for you to eat the whole box, since it's 'only 100 calories'-plus I'm cheap.
    I live in the UK. We don't have them.
  • Guess I'm too frugal to buy any snack packs and they sound dry and boring to me. I prepare my own snacks from good wholesome foods. DH and I do keep Fiber One bars to carry when out shopping and need a snack.
    I would buy them when they were on sale and I had a coupon, but this article even has me second guessing that! But I don't think I'll ever buy the Quaker Minis 100 calorie packs again after seeing that they have sooo much saturated fat! It's not even real chocolate! 100 calories is fine, but when those calories have 4 to 6 grams of unsaturated fat, I think I'll pass... not worth it.
  • I used to buy them until I realized that there was very little nutritional value to them. I now package my own snacks a week at a time, like nuts and dark chocolate.
    Thank you, great alternative of snakes
    Thank you, great alternative of snakes
  • My daughter and I buy the 100 cal pringle chips to eat with our sandwiches. We also buy the 100 cal oreo cakesters so when we get that undeniable craving for chocolate we satisfy our craving.
  • I imagine that if you log your food faithfully, you may not go overboard with multiple packages...that is if you are being honest about what your consumption is!
  • Now the only ones I'm a fan of are the ones for popcorn, you get a LOT for 100 calories! And it's a filling whole grain. =)
  • I've had success with 100 calorie mini-bags of microwave popcorn. The regular sized bags almost seem like overkill by comparison.

    I can certainly see why the temptation to eat multiple 100 calorie snacks is hard to resist - I've experience it myself with 100 calorie cookies/bars. Certain foods, like Ben & Jerry single serves, wouldn't last two hours if I knew they were in the freezer. My secrete on those is to buy them one at a time.

    The waste in packaging argument is valid - it's hard to be PC in all things at all times, ain't it?
    I used to rely on 100 Calorie snack packs quite heavily. I found they worked when I took one or two bags to work as part of my day time nutritional pack up because when they were gone, they were gone. They don't work (for me) if there are two or three boxes of them sitting in the pantry and I want a movie night snack because you start out with one but, before you know it, the boxes in the pantry are empty. The ariticle is right, if you have great self discipline they work.....but then, if you have great self discipline, you probably don't need to diet in the first place :-)
  • I have been a big fan of these snack packs. Currently I am reading a book that details the harms of all these foods with additives that we cannot even pronounce. So...I will be eliminating these items from my grocery list...A thought that I am sure my kids are going to love me for (yeah, right)! But in the end I think that it will benefit them and the rest of our family...
  • "Whole wheat Ritz crackers (10 crackers or 1 oz) with peanut butter (1/2 Tbsp): 175 calories"

    This made me laugh a little. I know the suggestion is valid and total number of calories is pretty low..... but ONE HALF a tablespoon of PB for TEN crackers! This really seems a little ridiculous. I'd say forget the tiny amount of PB and save yourself the 50 calories.
    When I did Weight Watchers I found myself eating more than one package. I just bought some pringles in 100 calories. I am leaving them at my mother's house so that I can have some over there but I am not bring them home to my house at all.

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