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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yummy "Cheez-It-like" Crackers

ian's low calorie cheeze-it cheese crackersThere is a special place in the cravings part of my brain dedicated to cheez-its. In case you haven't had them, cheez-its are little square cheese crackers that many of us grew up with, that taste *really* good. When I see the giant red cheez-its boxes displayed at the grocery store (which they often are at my local Safeway), I'm reminded about how much I used to love them, and how badly I'd like to buy a box and eat some. I never let myself buy them, however, since they have little nutritional value, high calories, and questionable ingredients. Even the little one hundred calorie bags of such snacks remain off limits to me (by choice, I'm very black and white about what I can and cannot eat), because they often contain high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils. So, I've gone years without eating a single cheez-it.

But alas, the people at Ian's must have realized that there are people like me in the world, because they created little 100 calorie pouches of *organic* and *all natural* cheddar crackers that look and taste just like cheez-its. Technically they are marketed to kids, but I think they are also marketed to those (like me) who have a kid inside of us that wants to eat crackers like these. Plus a picture of cartoon animal on the front of a box never stopped me from eating something. :)

A pouch of these crackers is 100 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein (so 2 weight watchers points). They obviously aren't the most nutritious food/snack in the world, but they are a great substitute for that occasional cheez-it craving.

By the way, Ian's makes some delicious little low calorie cookies called cookie buttons as well!



Zesty Cook said...

Well I will be honest here... I stumbled across your blog... and now I love it. I am so happy. I am defintely going to be a regular. These little crackers sound pretty good... great for a quick snack.

thanks for sharing

HangryPants said...

I had the non-cheese variety and they were really good!

Anonymous said...

i need to show these to my mom and sister. they honestly eat one box of Cheezits every day between the two of them. they say it's an addiction haha

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