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Facts on 100-Calorie Snack Packs

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  • "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.
  • ANGELSDELIGHT38
    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.
  • CARRIELEA1
    I don't really like them to much. They leave me feeling more hungry and just wanting another bag. I would rather save my calories for some fruit and peanut butter.
  • I have bought several different kinds of the snack packs..I agree with what others have said about some..the original is so much better. I like to buy the Chex Mix kind...it also shows me just what a serving size is..I just tried a sample of the Chocolatey Drizzle Quaker Mini Delights ( 90 calories) and I think I may be tempted to buy them..I like the chocolateyness of them.. I am capable of eating only one. I don't like the excess packaging but if I were to buy a bigger size and repackage them I know they would go stale much quicker than I would want them to or I would feel like I had to eat them quicker to avoid the staleness factor...I will copy the list of snacks given in the article, I agree they are much healthier but I will also still buy these for the very occasional snack.
  • MARTAY56
    The thing about 100 calorie snack packs is that most of them are foods that we should be eating sparingly, like those high in refined flour, sugar, and salt. It's better to get the 100 calories in the form of healthier food choices like fresh fruits, cut up veggies, peanut butter on a celery stick (1 tbsp. or less) -- ummm!, cheese sticks, sugar-free yogurt, or even a hard-boiled egg.
  • I am not a super fan of these 100 calorie packs but find them incredibly convienent when my kids have to bring team snacks to practices/games. Just break open the box and start handing out packages to the players - can be eaten on the way home or will keep just nicely until the parent lets them have it (like after dinner). I have also purchased the 3 Muskeeters variety for myself to keep in my desk - one bar midway through the afternoon and I've gotten my chocolate fix!
  • Hi I buy them they are great I also do Weight Watchers so I eat by points they are a low 2 pts a bag . And if you are eating fruit then they snack packs are a great side treat.
  • DRAGONFLY723
    I never understood why people thought that those 100 cal packs were healthy or diet friendly. They are still junk food - cookies, chips, crackers, etc. Maybe if you are really craving junk and know that you will be satisfied with just 1 bag. Personally, I think there just a waste of money.
  • I don't like the 100 calorie packs at all. They do absolutely nothing for my hunger, and most of them aren't even all that good. It's just a waste of 100 calories to me. I'd much rather have fruit or nuts as a snack.
  • IMAGESBYCC
    Great article! I'm just learning how to eat healthy and this is great inforamation! Thanks for the alternative snacks. A lot of them sound great!
  • I simply turn a blind eye when i am in the stores and avoid them altogether.i am good as long as i don't see them so i don't buy them.period!
  • i don't like anything fried cheating or not, that is just not my kind of goodie.
  • I agree that the convenience makes them tempting... but for me one little bag doesn't cut it... if i'm going to cheat on my diet, I might as well eat enough to kick the craving.... just as long as I don't do that very often :)
  • CADDOANGEL
    I like the Snack Packs for the simple reason that I'm from the school that says depriving yourself of a treat now and then is one way to ensure diet failure. I don't eat them every day, but when the urge for 'cookies and coffee' hits, I can enjoy ONE (and only one) of the cookie paks with a cup of coffee and not have to worry about going into caloric overload thanks to the automatic portion control. And as far as making my own 100 cal packs, I do that with graham crackers and other cracker type snacks.
  • BUNNYBLUE36
    After reading this I will stop buying them. I like this list of foods I can prepare myself and take to work. My problem is I dont know how to eat so I go for the high priced convenace foods. Thank you

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