We've all seen the advertising for the 100 calorie snack packs. It is shocking to me that they use the health aspect of the "foods" to entice us to buy their products. Seriously, they are loaded with so much crap. If you ate one of these packs at 3:30 pm, do you think it would actually nourish you or would it set you up for a huge blood sugar crash and the urge to overeat later in the day? I know for me, it would be the latter. I believe in utilizing every calorie. You will not see me wasting them in drinks or foods with no nutrition. The pack I linked to has no fiber, one gram of protein and 3.5 grams of fat.
I like the idea of 100 calorie snacks and a snack of mine (actually a meal because I am freaken SICK again) comes in under 100 calories. I used the dry fried lite tofu from my previous post and marinated it in 1 T of Newman's Own Sesame Ginger Dressing along with the mushrooms and 2 c of spinach. I topped the snack with 1/2 t black sesame seeds and siracha. For a total of 96 calories, 4 g fat, 9 g protein and 3 g fiber it is a nutritional powerhouse and will keep your blood sugar nice and stable so you can work out after work if you so desire.
Take that Nabisco!
I have a horrible sore throat, so fruit is what I've been craving... pear and mango have been what I've been eating... Hopefully, the vitamins and minerals in the fruits and veggies I've been eating will make me better...
Of course, both a pear and mango are also a delicious way to get a good snack in for 100 calories.
Don't be seduced by the marketing of corrupt companies.