Friday, February 8, 2013

New Food Find

Strapped for cash and time yesterday, I ran to Kroger to find something for lunch. And maybe these little babies have been out for years, but I just discovered them yesterday, and I'm in love.

Lunchables Snack Duos - and before we go any further, nope. This isn't a sponsored post. I just ran into these and wanted to share.

Anyhoo...they come in packs of two, but I had already ripped into one in the above picture, and at my Kroger, the two pack was $1.99 on sale. I believe the tag said $2.49 regularly priced.

What I love:
  • Small portion. Perfect for a quick lunch.
  • Small pieces. No dicing required, and less risk taking too big bites. 
  • Assembly required. My favorite thing about Lunchable-type meals. Makes a little food take a long time, so you feel like you're eating more. 
  • 150 calories and 8 grams of protein. 
What I don't love:
  • Processed, processed, processed. Ham with water and "smoke flavor" added, "Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product". Blech. (But boy do all those chemicals taste good...)
  • Ran out of mini Ritz crackers well before I ran out of meat or cheese. Come on, guys! 

All in all, I know that there are healthier, more natural options available, but for quick, convenient, and low-cal, this will do. I also bought the turkey and  mozzarella variety, but have yet to give it a try. 

What have you guys found as a great quick meal/snack option? Share, please! 


katy martin said...

Being pregnant has me from eating all the lunch meat stuff, so I tend to go for the breakfast bars because they fill me up and are not a huge "meal". I also like the dehydrated fruit and granola bar combo.

RockBand Barbie said...

They have been here for about a year or so. I also take them to work sometimes for a quick lunch. I try not to eat them too often because of the sodium in them.

Connie O said...

I was at Whole Foods the other day and noticed that they make something like that in their deli--they assemble it there instead of selling it prepackaged, and of course the ingredients would be more on the "natural" side. But still high in sodium. I didn't try them but noted them for future reference.