Counting calories is one of the worst things about being on a diet. I myself have gone through it. To help keep weight off, I still munch on certain snacks. And it doesn’t always have to be fruit.
Before, I had discussed snacks such as 100 calorie packs and gummy snacks. In the last few months, I’ve come across more junk-food oriented snacks. Although they might be slightly more in price, these snacks are worth the crunch and the bite.
Special K Pastry Crisps
Special K has been churning out healthy eating options for years. You don’t necessarily have to use one of their diets to stay in shape. For about $2.50 a box, grab up Special K Pastry Crisps. For only a 100 calories, chomp down on a crispy pastry topped with the flavor of your choice: brown sugar and cinnamon, blueberry, strawberry, and chocolatey delight. Pop it in the microwave for about ten seconds to give it a Pop-Tart extra yummy taste. And hey, they also have a delicious line of 90-Calorie Granola Bars.
Lays Brand Light Original Potato Chips
Yes, I dared to bring up potato chips as an option. Normally I pounce on the baked line of chips from Lays, but in the last few months have found these chips with half the calories of regular chips. And get this: they’re made with olestra, thus making them FAT FREE! Each serving is 20 chips for only 75 calories. With the same great taste and crunch, I was happy to fork out $3.99 a bag. And you won’t feel so guilty if you accidentally polish off the bag in one or two sittings…
Fiber One Brownies
For just 90 calories, I can have a brownie to satisfy my chocolate craving. I can even get it in chocolate chip, making it taste like a soft, oh-so-tasty chocolate chip cookie. With just 90 calories to a serving, I’m happy scooping up a box for $3.75. And there is normally a $.75 off coupon in the Sunday paper. To top it off, I’m getting 20% of my recommended daily fiber intake with just one brownie.
These can count for a meal or a snack. Ranging between 230 to 290 in calories, why not have something delicious and hot this winter? Try one in pizza, ham and cheese, or even the broccoli, chicken, and cheese combination. Hit up Publix for a box of them for just $1.75.
That’s right. Cereal. Between 120 to 140 calories per bowl, have a favorite midnight snack of Life Cereal. My favorite is cinnamon, but I’m also still kind of partial to the original flavor. For about $3 a box, you can’t go wrong.
Of course, I still love Fat Free Pringles, 10-Calorie Jello Packs, Dole Fruit Popsicles, and all the fruit and veggies I can eat. To make diets more fun, change it up some. Try something different, even if it’s something a child would eat. Who says you’re too old for a gummy pack or a bowl of cereal for a snack?