What to Pack for Lunch: Sweet Foods continued...
Minuses: These bars might look or taste too "different" to appeal to some kids.
Nutrition information per serving: 140 calories, 6 to 7 g protein, 19 to 20 g carbohydrate, 5 to 6 g sugar, 5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 15 to 115 mg sodium.
Nabisco Nutter Butter Chewy Granola Bars 100-Calorie Packs
(Also comes in other flavors, such as Chips Ahoy!)
Serving size: Individually packaged bars.
Pluses: This 100-calorie bar delivers 2 grams of fiber, which is 2 grams more than many chewy bars offer.
Minuses: Each bar contains 6 grams of sugar. However, this translates to 24% calories from sugar, which is better than many other chewy bars.
Nutrition information per serving: 100 calories, 2 g protein, 21 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar.
Quaker Granola Bites -- Peanut Butter
(Also comes in other flavors, such as cinnamon and chocolate.)
Serving size: 20-gram pouches.
Pluses: Whole-grain rolled oats is the first ingredient; each pouch contains 2 grams fiber.
Minuses: Sugar is the second ingredient listed on the label (although the product contains 27% calories from sugar), and hydrogenated palm kernel oil is the third (each pouch contains 2.5 grams saturated fat and 0 grams of trans fat.)
Nutrition information per serving: 90 calories, 2 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 3.5 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar.
Fuelers Energy Cookies (Pacific Foods) -- All Natural Chocolate Chips
(Comes in other flavors such as Oatmeal Raisin and Peanut Butter.)
Serving size: 1.2-ounce packages.
Pluses: Whole-grain flour is the first ingredient; each serving contains 3 grams of fiber.
Minuses: Corn syrup is the second ingredient; each serving contains 12 grams of sugar (37% calories from sugar).
Nutrition information per serving: 130 calories, 5 g protein, 21 g carbohydrate, 4.5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 12 g sugar. Each serving also contains 25% Daily Value for calcium, 10% for vitamin D, around 25% for the B-vitamins, 10% for vitamin E.