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100-calories snack packs: a battle of will

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aah, the 100-calorie snack pack – how sweet it is to have these handy when you’re stuck at your desk and need a quick craving-saving. we’ve all been there. I kept a goody drawer at my old job where I had several packs stashed at all times for those long days or late afternoon stomach grumblings ‘heard-but-ignored’ during meetings. don’t you just hate when that happens….

the problem with teensy bags filled with yummy morsels of tiny chocolate or salty salvations: they’re so teensy-tiny, just one isn’t always enough. before you know it, you reach for another bite & the bags empty — now what?

I know I’m not the only one to actually pick up said bag & peek inside, somehow confused at the where-abouts of its contents… oftentimes you end up opening another 100-calorie pack to finish off your fix…..which really just defeats the purpose, right?

finally I reached my own conclusion: those sneaky lil bags are just a way to try to be good without really being good which just ends up the same as if I was all-out bad…. honestly, I don’t have the willpower for such games.

so why not just be good all the way and avoid the temptation & subsequent frustration altogether?

here are some healthier 100-calorie snack options:

fruits/veggies:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 12 baby carrots (45 calories) + 2 tbsp hummus (50 calories)
  • 1 large apple
  • 27 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 dried apricots
  • 29 grapes

dairy: 

  • 1 piece – string cheese
  • 3/4 cup lowfat yogurt (any flavor)

sweets: 

  • 2 raspberry Fig Newtowns
  • 1 package plain instant oatmeal
  • 1 graham cracker (60 calories) + 1/2 cup fat-free milk

salty:

  • 1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Mini Bags Smart Pop
  • 14 almonds
  •  2 pretzel rods or 22 bite-sized pretzels
  • 1 bag roasted garlic and onion soy chips

happy snacking 🙂

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