Wednesday, February 25, 2009

DIY 100 Calorie Packs

I am a big fan of the 100 calorie pack. It’s convenient, offers the perfect portion of yumminess, and makes it super easy to count calories because it lets you know exactly what you’re eating ~ it’s right there on the package! But as wonderful as 100 Calorie Packs are, they are pretty pricey. If you’re lucky, you can get 5 packs for $2 on sale. So, in an effort to be more money~concious during these rough economic times, I decided to make my own! I bought a box of my favorite crackers ~ Cheese Nips (which I actually fell in love with through 100 Calorie Packs ~ I was always a Cheez~It girl until I stumbled upon Cheese Nips, and now I don’t think I’ll ever go back ~ Cheez~Its are just too cheesy!), some pretzel sticks, and a package of Keebler’s Fudge Stripe cookies (not the healthiest snack, but sometimes a girl just needs some chocolate; two cookies = 100 calories). For a grand total of $10 (plus the $3+ dollars I spent on Ziploc snack bags) I was able to make 50 100 Calorie Packs!

Only after I completed my little DIY project did I discover this
tutorial for reusable snack bags from We Wilsons ~ if I get some of these made, I can save money and BE GREEN at the same time! Whoo hoo!

Happy with the money I've saved and looking forward to making some cute little snack bags,

Heather

3 comments:

AndreaLeigh said...

smart girl! those reuseable bags are awesome. i need to check out that link.

Brittany said...

Love your site! Those reusable bags are cute. I need some for packing my hubby's lunches, except he'd want some manly designn on them (if there is such a thing)!

Vivienne said...

Great little bags. I hate to tell you, but last week with the manufacturer's coupon and the Target store coupon, I got several boxes of the 100 cal packs for 4 cents each....