Snack Comparison… What Are You Craving For?


It is mid-morning, but not quite lunch time. You feel a bit hungry and think, “I’ll just have a small bite of something to tie me over until lunch.” You head to the break room and see a wide variety of snacks ranging from bagged pretzels to carrot sticks in the refrigerator left over from yesterday’s lunch to your co-workers son’s box of fundraiser chocolate bars. What will be the best option for you? Here is a small comparison chart of the average snacks available to us with comparisons in calories, carbs, fat and protein.

What Are You Craving For?

Snack (typical serving size)
Calories Fat (g) Carbs (g) Protein (g)
Cucumber Slices (1/2 cup) 6.8 0.1 1.4 0.4
Carrot Sticks (1/2 cup) 27.5 0.1 6.5 0.7
Tangerine Slices (1 large) 43.1 0.2 11 0.6
Applesauce (1/2 cup) 52.5 0.1 13.8 0.2
Celery Sticks w/ Cream Cheese (1 Tbsp) 54.4 5.1 1.3 1.3
Grapes (1/2 cup) 56.8 0.5 14.2 0.5
Dried Apricots (1/4 cup) 77.4 0.1 20.1 1.2
Apple Slices (1 med) 81.4 0.5 21 0.3
Pretzels (1 oz.) 108 1 22.5 2.6
Oil-Popped Popcorn (2 cups) 110 6.2 12.6 2
Graham Crackers (2 large) 118.5 2.9 21 1.9
Jelly Beans (30) 121.1 0.2 30.7 0
Raisins (1/4 cup) 123.8 0.2 32.6 1.3
Trail Mix (1 oz.) 131 8.3 12.7 3.9
BBQ Chips (1 oz.) 139.2 9.2 15 2.2
Tortilla Chips (1 oz.) 142 7.4 17.8 2
Cheese n Crackers (1 oz.) 142.6 7.2 16.5 2.9
Chocolate Pudding (1/2 cup) 150.3 4.5 25.8 3.1
Cheese Puffs (1 oz.) 157.1 9.8 15.3 2.2
Cashews (1 oz.) 162.7 13.1 9.3 4.3
Sunflower Seeds (1 oz.) 165 14.1 6.8 5.5
Peanuts (1 oz.) 165.8 14.1 6.1 6.7
Colby Cheese Cubes (1.5 oz.) 167.5 13.7 1.1 10.1
Beef Jerky (1.5 oz.) 174.4 10.9 4.7 14.1
Apple Slices w/Peanut Butter (1 Tbsp) 176.3 8.7 24.1 4.3
Chocolate Bar (1.55 oz.) 225.7 13.5 26 3
Chocolate Chip Cookies (4 med) 236.2 10.8 32.7 2.4
Doughnut (1) 250.2 11.9 34.4 2.7
Chocolate Ice Cream (1 cup) 285.1 14.5 37.2 5
Fig Bars (6) 334.1 7 68.1 3.6
French Fries (med order) 458.3 24.7 53.3 5.8
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