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Jan 18, 2014 02:51 PM

Do you snack on dry cereals ?

I've only begun doing this on a regular basis. Instead of crackers, chips (tortilla chips my Achilles Heel) and other un-mentionable guilty pleasures, I've turned to "healthier" cereals (not that I liked sugary crap anyway). Current munch of choice: Trader Joe's Frosted Maple & Brown Sugar Shredded Bite Sized Wheats

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    1. Popcorn was forbidden by my MDs.

      I found Cheerios to be a nice substitute both at home and in theaters. I don't know if it;s a detriment or a bonus, but it makes me feel 2 again.

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      1. re: pedalfaster

        Ha! I just had a picture in my mind of my son when he was a little shaver, eating Cheerios on his high chair tray one by one. And I just photoshopped that into a movie theater chair with a tray and Cheerios on it. Thanks for that image, and of course I mean no offense, it's just my imagination running overtime.

        1. re: sal_acid

          Why fatter? In moderation, many cereals are fine for snacking.

          1. re: ttoommyy

            Agreed. Even the sugary cereals I eat are around only 100 calories per serving (1 cup) with negligible fat.

            Just high in sugar.

            1. re: nothingswrong

              I don't worry about fat, I worry about sugar. High in sugar = a no no in my book, but that's just me. To each his/her own. I agree moderation is fine but that's true for all foods. If cereal was 100% fat I'd also say it's OK in moderation :)

            2. re: ttoommyy

              It's a quick digesting empty calorie food - insulin spikes stimulate fat production. In moderation, yes, but in large portions it's a sugar bomb that spikes insulin and results in a crash that leaves you just as hungry.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                As I read this this very moment I'm munching on a small-ish bowl of my aforementioned shredded wheat. Pretty good stats on all counts, esp. NO sodium (yay !):


                    1. re: LotusRapper

                      I may be a primate that evolution dropped off for adoption.

                      But I'm also more efficient.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  Which is why I don't buy the cereals of my youth.

            3. Another fan of the TJ's Shredded Wheat! Quaker Oatmeal Squares are also easy to snack on. They make good mid-morning snacks... I keep a baggie of them in my desk at work and munch as needed.

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              1. re: iluvcookies

                Those quaker oatmeal squares are the best!

              2. Yep, that as you say, sugary crap. Capt'n Crunch with Crunchberries. That way I get my fruit in for the day.