Hungry Girl Goes… To the Cookie Aisle!
If you need something sweet and cookie-ish now and then (and, um, I do), try these 3 PointsPlus™ value (or fewer!) options for your fix...
Nabisco 100 Cal Chips Ahoy! Fudge Drizzled Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nabisco 100 Cal (formerly just "100 Calorie Packs") has a slew of terrific cookies out there, most of them slimmed-down versions of existing Nabisco cookies. There are lots of great options, like Lorna Doone, Oreo Thin Crisps (a fantastic staple to keep around!), and Planters Peanut Butter Cookie Crisps. But when it comes to straight cookie snacking, these li'l chocolate chip cookies — drizzled in fudge — win me over. Grab a glass of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze, and enjoy your guilt-free milk 'n cookies.
Each pack has 100 calories, 4g fat, 0g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bites Fudge Shoppe Mini Fudge Stripes
Did anyone else put the big Fudge Stripe cookies on their fingers and eat away the edges until just a cookie ring remained? Sadly, you can't do that with these mini versions, but they're just as delicious, and the flavor alone is nostalgic enough!
Each pouch has 100 calories, 3.5g fat, <1g fiber, and a PointsPlus
value of 3.
Stella D'oro Breakfast Treats 100 Calorie Packs
I know these things are officially referred to as "breakfast treats," but come on — they are cookies, people. But call 'em whatever you like; I love that they're socially acceptable to eat in the A.M. The crunchy "treats" come in Original, Chocolate, and Viennese Cinnamon… But you probably shouldn't let any kids in your life see you chowing these before 10 in the morning, or you may end up in an argument over why Oreo Double Stuf cookies are not "breakfast treats," too.
Each pack has 100 calories, 2g fat, 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Oreo Wafer Sticks Fun Stix
Speaking of Oreos, this is a totally acceptable way to get your fix (if you're not in the mood for the aforementioned Thin Crisps). They're not conventional cookies, but since they're cookie-inspired, they can be on the list. These flaky tubes are lined with icing and come 2 to a package. And FYI, the Golden Oreo version of this snack is my favorite!
Each pack has 90 calories, 3.5g fat, 0g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Pepperidge Farm 100 Calorie Pouches, Soft Baked Oatmeal Raisin
Don't trust yourself around a full bag of large oatmeal cookies? Do you do the "I'm just gonna have one cookie" thing, and then before you know it, that little paper cup where your goodies used to be is staring up at you, empty? Yeah, we've all been there. If you crave oatmeal treats, try these portion-controlled bites. Yum.
Each pouch has 100 calories, 3g fat, 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Quaker Mini Delights, Cinnamon Streusel
Surprise! These aren't cookies. But they are a fantastic substitute — don't discredit them because they're rice snacks. These things are small and sweet, and you can eat a bunch without feeling like you just had a shameful snack attack. They come in a ton of flavors, but I'm calling out the cinna-licious ones today because a) I've mentioned enough chocolate items, and b) they rule.
Each serving has 90 calories, 3.5g fat, 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats The Original Bar
Another non-cookie item. But it is located in (or near, depending on your store) the cookie aisle; hence, it counts. (Don't argue with me on this one.) It's classic, chewy, and won't crumble to bits in your purse/briefcase/backpack/bag of choice, making it an ideal take-along snack. And come on. It's a Rice Krispies Treat. It's pretty hard not to love it… especially with stats like this!
Each bar has 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 0g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 2.
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