I don't think I could survive the diet without popcorn. I usually use Orville Redenbacher's 94% fat free microwave popcorn -- 2 points for the entire bag.
I've found two ways to spice it up and make it even a better snack. Pour it into a bowl and spritz it with spray butter. Then sprinkle it with either cinnamon or onion powder (yes, two entirely different tastes). Shake the bowl to mix, then spritz, sprinkle, and shake again. Then enjoy!
I picked up this boxed rice mix out of curiosity recently. The brand is Seeds of Change, and the flavor is Tuscan Style Rice & Beans. It makes 3 one cup servings, of 3 points each, or 5 points 1 1/2 cups. And 1 cup is a VERY filling serving.
Even in the microwave version the rice & beans are toasted in a small amount of oil first, which adds flavor. This boxed mix is great! The points are low, the flavor high, and its organic on top of all that. This one is a definite keeper.
Snapea Crisps, distributed by Calbee, are addicting. Surprisingly addicting. I opened the bag and handed one to my mother, one to my husband, and ate one myself. And we all immediately agreed we wanted more.
They are not as healthy as I would like -- if they could make them with less fat I would be happier of course. And I don't think I agree with their billing of them as a salad accessorie. They are a rice/pea based extruded puffy sort of snack, so I think they would lose their crunch quickly with a salad dressing. My husband likens their texture to the Andy Capp fries. I'm thinking sort of like a soft Funion, or the various Booty snacks, or cheesy puffs.
They are 150 cal, 2 g fiber, and 8 g fat. This brings it to 3 points per serving, which is 1 oz, which is a surprising large amount of puffy snapeas. And there are 3.3 servings per bag, so about 10 points per bag. The carbs are 14 g per serving, so that's 1 starch exchange on the diabetic diet.
These are a definite keeper.
Soy Crisps, from Trader Joe's are a nice little snack. Think rice cake, but thinner and not so chewy, and in this case, with a light barbecue flavor. Each serving has 6.5 g of soy protein, so these fit in well with my goal of getting more heart healthy soy protein into my diet.
Each serving is 110 cal, 2 g fiber, and 2 g fat. 17g of carbs, so if you're looking at them from the diabetic perspective, its one starch exchange. For Weight Watchers points, it is 2 points.
The whole bag has about 3.5 servings, so I can either eat 28 crisps for 2 points (definitely better than rice cakes!) or the whole bag while gaming (er, not beyond the realm of the possibilities) for 7 points. This one is going to be a keeper.