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cheez-it alternatives?

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traineo Regular
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Jan 29, 2007
Posted: April 28, 2007
so im a big fan of cheez-its. i don't eat them regularly and when i do its in strict moderation (i actually count them out! :-x ).



but even still i am open to finding something that's healthier, yet still tasty/crunchy/satisfying with just a handful or two.



something kind of in the same cracker-y, including (but not limited to) cheesy - type snacks?



other snacks in general would be great too.



thanks!
traineo Fanatic
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Mar 24, 2007
Posted: April 28, 2007
Late July Cheese Crackers



1 oz snack has 130 v 144 for Sunshine's cheez-its, and only has 6gm fat compared to 7.2. They are also fully organic.



They are little more salty than regular cheez-its.



Vern
traineo Regular
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Jan 29, 2007
Posted: April 28, 2007
thanks vern!
Posted: April 28, 2007
I'm a big fan of the multi-grain nuggets produced by Benzel's Pretzels. They're low-fat and, because they're small, you get 11 or so per portion size.
traineo Fanatic
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Feb 2, 2007
Posted: April 29, 2007
I really like Kashi TLC crackers in Country Cheddar. I'm a huge Cheez-it fan, too, and as heretical saying something like this is, I think that TLC crackers taste a lot better. They're very savory and the cheese taste isn't artificial.



They only have 4.5g fat and aren't organic, but are all natural.
traineo Newbie
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Apr 27, 2007
Posted: April 30, 2007
I second the Kashi TLC crackers. They're really good. You can get them cheap if you have a Trader Joe's nearby you.
traineo Regular
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Jan 29, 2007
Posted: April 30, 2007
there isn't a trader joes super close but there's one near my mom's house, i guess that's an excuse to go visit her - and perhaps to stock up!
traineo Fanatic
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Aug 23, 2006
Posted: April 30, 2007
one of my vices is Wheat Thins (reduced fat)...



better than potato chips... i suppose....



and it has the word Thin in the product name... so it must be healthy
traineo Fanatic
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Jan 5, 2007
Posted: April 30, 2007
Mmm. Cheeeeeese.



I like Baked Cheetos. The little bags are 120cal and 4.5g fat, not the best nutrition, but crunchy, salty and cheesy enough for me to have on occasion. I think they taste quite close to regular cheetos. Especially satisfying if eaten slowly to get all that cheese taste ;) My grocery store sells large bags of the small bags of the Baked Frito Lay line. If I buy the big bag of anything its trouble unless I force myself to portion out everything into little baggies.



I also eat Trader Joes 100 calorie pack cheese crackers. (Also 4.5 g of fat)

Their light string cheese is excellent too.
traineo Regular
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Jan 29, 2007
Posted: May 01, 2007
i think the key to having a successful, healthy diet is to have lots of healthy options, including when you have cravings.



thanks everyone for your imput!
traineo Fanatic
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Jan 31, 2007
Posted: May 02, 2007
Puffed cheetos... 29 of them = 160 calories... isn't puffed air great?
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