Craving decadent snacks and sugary treats? Forget it! Check out these tasty tricksters from your pal HG. And start chewing!
This tastes JUST LIKE... Swedish Fish!
Special K Bliss Bar, Raspberry
PER SERVING (1 bar): 90 calories, 2g fat, 70mg sodium, 17g carbs, <1g fiber, 9g sugars, 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
Until recently, we couldn't quite figure out what flavor red Swedish Fish are supposed to be (strawberry? cherry?). But now that we've tasted this Raspberry Bliss bar from Special K, we know with 100% certainty that it's raspberry. The bar is really good, with a crispy cereal crunch and a chocolate bottom. But the best part is the sweet, jammy, fruit-flavored stuff in every bite, which tastes so much like our favorite red fish-shaped gummies. So if you're the type who could chew up a pound of sugary red Fish in one sitting, grab one of these 90-calorie bars instead.
These taste JUST LIKE... Grape Popsicles!
Disney Magic Selections Sugar Free In An Instant Drink Mix Sticks, Grape
PER SERVING (1 packet): 5 calories, 0g fat, 15mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 0*
In a world filled with many watered down drink mix flavors, Disney's definitely stand out because they're insanely potent. Each gulp of this grape drink tastes exactly like a bite of a grape Popsicle (minus the drippy mess)! We also love the fact that they're CLEAR, so there's no fake and scary purple color being added to your beverage! How cool is that?! These things may be targeted at kids, but we LOVE 'em. In fact, the HG HQ is always stocked with these sticks. They're a Kroger exclusive item (for supermarkets that are part of Kroger Co., like Ralphs, click here), but we're hoping to see 'em sold online soon!
These taste JUST LIKE... Cheez Doodles!
Quaker Mini Delights, Buttered Popcorn
PER SERVING (1 bag): 90 calories, 3g fat, 180mg sodium, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
Even though these airy little crunchies are supposed to be flavored like buttered popcorn, they definitely taste a bit cheesy to us. And the combo of light airiness and slightly cheese-flavored powdered coating reminds us of delicious cheese puffs (or Cheez Doodles!). Yum! These pre-portioned snacks are definitely lower in calories and fat than cheese puffs, and we're able to control ourselves around 'em and stick with just one bag. Woohoo!
These taste JUST LIKE... Cream Cheese!
The Laughing Cow Spreadable Cheese Wedges, Light Original Swiss
PER SERVING (1 wedge): 35 calories, 2g fat, 260mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 2.5g protein -- POINTS® value 1*
If you like everything about full-fat cream cheese except all the annoying calories and fat grams it brings with it, and if you simply can't STAND the fat-free stuff, you should try using Laughing Cow cheese wedges in Light Original Swiss instead. HG readers KNOW we're always using these cheese hunks in recipes. But, they're PERFECT as a straight-up cream cheese swap (even better, since they've got a subtle Swiss flavor to 'em). They spread like cream cheese, and they're just as creamy. Mmmmmm!
These taste JUST LIKE... French Fries!
LesserEvil Krinkle Sticks, Classic SeaSalt
PER SERVING (1 cup): 110 calories, 2.5g fat, 310mg sodium, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
Are you crazy about french fries? We are! Especially those crinkle-cut ones you find at diners. Yum!!! Well imagine a plate of fries that have had all the grease and tons of horrible fat SUCKED out of 'em, and you'll be imagining LesserEvil's Krinkle Sticks. They're cute, fat, baked potato snacks that are shaped like fries and come in a slew of flavors -- but we like the Classic SeaSalt best. We even dunk 'em in ketchup, which makes 'em taste even more like fries. Awesome!
This tastes JUST LIKE... Banana Nut Bread!
VitaTop, Banana Nut
PER SERVING (1 VitaTop): 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 125mg sodium, 21g carbs, 5g fiber, 0g sugars, 5g protein -- POINTS® value 1*
Okay, it may not seem like much of a stretch for a banana nut muffin top to taste like banana nut bread. But most guilt-free, carb-based snacks that attempt to tackle sweet banana flavor taste more like banana scratch 'n sniff stickers (ew!). Not this baby! We decided this oldie-but-goodie certainly deserves a spot on this list! It doesn't just taste like a slice of banana nut bread, either -- it actually tastes like a mini-sized loaf of the stuff. It's as if you're getting a giant section of that moist top part of the bread where all the nuts hang out. And like all its Vita pals, this Top is packed with fiber. This one's also sugar-free (a bonus for diabetics and sugar-avoiders). Another Vita victory!
CHEW ON THIS: January 20th is National Cheese Lovers Day. So whip up a batch of HG's Nacho-rific Cheese Sauce, and pour it on EVERYTHING. Woohoo!
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*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Points® registered trademark.