Thai soup

Kettle Cuisine Thai soup (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) (January 24, 2011)

Crunch light

Kellogg's has added tasty chips to its Special K line of savory snacks. We love the crisp Sour Cream & Onion Cracker Chips; there are also Sea Salt Chips. Munch tasty Multi-Grain or Savory Herb crackers for a heartier snack. Buy a box for $3.69; for stores, go to specialk.com.

Hot stuff

Thai Curry Chicken Soup, boasting fragrant lemon grass, ginger, bamboo shoots, creamed coconut and peppers, is the latest addition to the Kettle Cuisine line of gluten-free, single-serve soups (chicken with rice noodles, New England clam chowder, etc.). The price is $3.99 each; for stores, go to kettlecuisine.com.

Mini invasion

Candymakers have snack-sized some classics. Think penny-size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Minis (11 pieces/200 calories), and Hershey's Drops (Milk Chocolate/15 pieces/200 calories or Cookies 'n' Creme/14 pieces/210 calories). Buy an 8-ounce bag of Reese's for $3.39 or Hershey's Drops for $3.29 in stores nationwide; hersheys.com