Snack Smarter

Beware of the easy-to-munch-on bar snacks that can sabotage your diet.

Heading out for a night on the town can mean lots of drinking and snacking, but if you’re trying to get fit, watch for dangerous bar snacks that are “oh so easy” to munch on.  

Here’s your breakdown of popular bar treats. Actual serving sizes are shown … Yes, 10 M&M’s is one serving size, not the whole bag.  


Snack: Dry Roasted Cashews, salted
Serving Size: 1 oz
Calories: 162
Fat: 13 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 9 g
Sodium: 181 mg
If you ate 1 cup of Dry Roasted Cashews, salted, you would consume 786 calories and 64 grams of fat.  


Snack: M&M Chocolate Candies, Peanut
Serving Size: 10 candies
Calories: 103
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 10 mg
If you ate 1 cup of M&M candies you would consume 876 calories and 44 grams of fat.  


Snack: Pretzel Classic Style, Sticks
Serving Size: 1 oz
Calories: 100
Fat: Under 0g
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates: 23g
Sodium: 580 mg
If you ate five servings of pretzels you would consume 500 calories and 0 grams of fat.   


Snack: Pickles
Serving Size: 1 small pickle
Calories: 4
Fat: under 1g
Protein: under 1g
Carbohydrates: 1g
Sodium:324 mg
If you ate four pickles you would consume 16 calories and under 1 gram of fat.


Snack: Chicken Wings
Serving Size: 2 wings
Calories: 85
Fat: 1.5g
Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 1g
Sodium: 140 mg
If you ate 10 chicken wings you would consume 425 calories and 7.5 grams fat.  


Snack: Caramel Popcorn

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 232
Fat: 9 g
Protein: 1.5 g
Carbohydrates: 38 g
Sodium: 232 mg
If you ate 2 cups of caramel popcorn you would consume 464 calories and 18 grams of fat.