Hungry Girl Goes... In Search of Sweet Snacks!
When that sugar craving hits, here are a few fun treats to reach for. Bonus: Several of them are also chocolaty...
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
Quaker Chewy Bars have been favorites of mine forever. The Chocolate Swirl is sooo good, and even the Chocolatey Mint is super delicious, being not too heavy on the mint flavoring. These things are just begging to be added to your emergency snack lineup...
Each bar has 90 calories, 2g fat, 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus™ value of 3.
Mousse Temptations by Jell-O, Chocolate Mint Sensation
That's right people, there are two chocolate-mint snacks featured in this post. This too has a very subtle mint flavor, just enough to make it a little refreshing. It's kind of like an after-dinner minty chocolate you can eat with a spoon.
Each snack has 60 calories, 3g fat, < 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Dole Fruit Crisp
Let's take a break from all this chocolatyness. (If that wasn't a word before, it is now.) These fruity cups are wholesome enough to eat as a snack, but also sweet enough to double as a quickie dessert. They come in Apple Cinnamon, Pineapple Mango, and Apple Pear. Each contains fruit in a fruity sauce and a sweet 'n oaty crumble topping to sprinkle on at the last minute. Mmmmm...
Each container has 150 - 160 calories, 3.5g fat, 2g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Q.bel All Natural Wafer Rolls
Candy bars are forbidden fruit, right? Wrong! Not only are they not fruit, they're also not forbidden... as long as you get the right ones. These chocolate wafer rolls are super delicious, super decadent, all natural, and portion controlled. In three varieties — Crunchy Crispy/Dark Chocolate, Crunchy Crispy/Milk Chocolate, and Peanut Butter/Milk Chocolate — with mucho flavor, I heart them. A lot. Look for them at natural food stores...
Each 2-roll package has 120 - 130 calories, 6 - 7g fat, < 1 - 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 4.
Gayle's Miracles Perfect Chocolate Truffles
Rounding out today's batch are truffles! What makes these special? They're petite, all natural, and the soft filling is made with fig! For those of you who have yet to try chocolaty treats with fig, it's time. You can eat a few of these without feeling like you blew your smart eating record — check out those stats! Find them online at gaylesmiracles.com.
Each truffle has 30 calories, 1g fat, < 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 1.
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