Lately I have been doing a lot of work outside of the house and on the road and this has required lots of snacks. While I always reach for fresh fruit, hummus and veggies, and yogurt – lately I have discovered some new snacks that I am happily adding to my repertoire. Here are some of my new favorites! What are your favorite snacks?
1. Coconut Chips, 120-160 calories, 3-4 PointsPlus®
You can pretty much say I am obsessed with these little chips. I first discovered them last year in Hawaii and was beyond excited when I started seeing them popping up everywhere. Trader Joe’s even has their own version. Depending on the brand and flavor they contain between 120-160 calories per serving and 3-4 PointsPlus®. They are salty, sweet, and crunchy. Delicious.
2. Ocean’s Halo Korean BBQ Seaweed Chips, 110 calories, 2 PointsPlus®
I have always been a fan of the seaweed crisps but when I came across these Korean BBQ chips, I was sold. They are under 100 calories and only 2 PointsPlus® per bag and will satisfy any savory craving you have. They also make a chili lime and Texas BBQ flavor as well.
3. Kind Bars with 5g less sugar, 190-250 calories, 4-6 PointsPlus®
I usually stay away from any kind of protein or meal replacement bars but when I do have one it’s almost always a KIND bar lately. I love their “under 5 grams of sugar” bars and usually try to choose one of those. With only natural ingredients, they pack a protein and nutritional punch.
4. Salt and Pepper Pistachios, 170 calories, 5 PointsPlus®
Everybody’s Nuts came out with some insanely delicious salt and pepper pistachios that I can’t get enough of. The only problem with these is that it is extremely difficult to stick to one serving. Measure first or the bag will be gone before you know it.
5. The Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, 35 calories, 1 PointsPlus®
Although I usually prefer hard cheeses to spreadable ones, this sun dried tomato and basil spread is pretty delicious on crackers, pita bread, or low carb tortillas. It also makes great addition to morning eggs. The chipotle version is also quite good if you like spice.
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