FiberGourmet Cheese Thinables – All the Flavor and Half the Calories

I love, love, love cheese crackers!! I even made an attempt at my own recipe last year (see Homemade Cheezy Crackers Recipe).  In my weight loss journey, however, I have had to refrain from purchasing the cheesy yumminess because I just can’t seem to control myself around them.

So I had a lot of hope when Fiber Gourmet asked me to try out their Cheese Thinables crackers.  Their slogan is:

Get the only cheese crackers that taste just like Cheese Nips (or Cheez-Its), but with literally half the calories!

Right out of the package I was impressed by the look of the cracker (the sunflower seed is for size perspective): FiberGourmet Cheese Thinables

The crackers are good sized and just slightly puffed.  Also, they don’t have the fake orangey color that some other cheese crackers do.

FiberGourmet Cheese ThinablesFlavorwise, I was also impressed.  Compared to similar crackers, I would say that Cheese Thinables taste closest to Cheese Nips.  If you are a fan of cheese crackers, you will enjoy these!!

Here are some of the benefits of FiberGourmet Cheese Thinables:

  • 11g fiber per package (44% of your Daily Value!)
  • Each package has about 30 crackers
  • Just 60 calories per oz – compare to 140 in Cheeze-Its®
Cheese Thinables®
Cheese Nips®
Special K
Cracker Chips
Serving Size 1 oz 1 oz 1 oz
Calories 60 140 110
Fiber 11g Less than 1g 3g

There are three big selling points for me.  First, they are less than half the calories of  my favorite cheese crackers.  Second, is the ridiculous amount of fiber per serving.  And third, Cheese Thinables come prepackaged in individual one ounce serving bags!!  So there’s no danger of me eating the whole box!!

You can buy FiberGourmet Cheese Thinables online at They are packaged 45 individual serving bags to a case.  And for new customers, if you go to the website and click to “like” FiberGourmet on Facebook, you will recieve a coupon code worth $5 off your next order!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Homemade Halloween Costumes Through the Years

homemade Halloween costumes

This is the first Halloween costume my mom ever made me.  Some of my dad’s old clothes, cut down and patched, plus a plastic hat and cigar and a little makeup.  So easy!!  (Or are hobo costumes not politically correct now?)

homemade Halloween costumesHere’s another great costume from Mom.  I’m in the scarecrow costume in the back and my little brother is in the clown mask in the front.  This was another costume made from one of my dad’s old shirts and patched.  She used a pillowcase to make the mask. A straw hat, some gloves and a few pieces of straw stuck into the sleeves completed the outfit.  I loved it so much I wore it two years in a row!!

homemade Halloween costumesThis is a costume I made for Boo when she was about 7.  She wanted to be Puddleglum, one of the characters from the Narnia series.  Puddleglum is a marshwiggle, so we wanted a greenish, marshy look.  I painted Boo’s face in camouflage colors.  She wore her own green polo and sweats to which I hotlgued green streamers.  We topped it off with a straw hat.  That’s Boo on the left and Puddleglum on the right.  What do you think?

Devin Me CatsThat same year I made Bud and I costumes from the musical Cats.  Bud wanted to be the magical Mister Mistofelees, and I was just a regular Jellicle Cat.  I bought a yard of fake fur and some glitter glue and went to town!! (the rest of the clothes we already owned).  The only tricky part was getting Bud to wear tights.  I told him they were black “boy tights” and he was fine with it.

homemade Halloween costumesAnd here’s my costume for this year.  I have always wanted to be a fairy princess.  I bought the wings and false eyelashes at the Halloween store.  The gloves are mine (left over from the 80s, LOL), as are the rest of the clothes.  Boo did my makeup.  I love it!!

So what about you?  Any memorable homemade costumes?  What are your plans for this year?  Please share in the comments below.