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Jun. 19, 2008
100 Calories of what?
In my opinion 100-calorie packs fall short on nutrition, taste, and the ability to satisfy a hungry stomach—who decided that 100 was the magic number?

Sure they may be only 100 calories and lower in fat but they are made with artificial ingredients such as corn syrup sourced from genetically modified corn, partially hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, and artificial colors. One-hundred calories of “empty” ingredients is likely to leave you reaching for another pack in a half hour. We learned this lesson in the 90’s when we all furiously munched on anything that said fat-free.

If you looking for a snack that will hold you over and be moderate in calories, I’d suggest some of the following:

Or if your sweet tooth needs a little love, go for the foods stuff:
  • 1 LUNA or CLIF Mini—LUNA Nutz Over Chocolate is my fav!
  • 2 cubes of organic chocolate
  • 1 homemadechocolate chip cookie

While pre-portioned snacks seem smart, those available today aren’t cutting it. Portions are important, but so is a food’s ability to nourish and sustain you.

Posted by:
Tara, the RD
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