FAMILY FROM OUR WEDDING

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

SOMETIMES ITS THE SMALL THINGS THAT COUNT

PLEASE REMEMBER I DO NOT ADVOCATE THIS AS AN ALWAYS BUT A TREAT EVERY NOW AND THEN.. IT IS FAR BETTER TO EAT WHOLE AND NATURAL THAN PRE PACKAGED AND SUGARY OR SALTY...THAT BEING SAID....
So I was perusing the shelves at walmart looking for a treat to keep at the office.. I bought a small bag of choc chip cookies single serving size and then I discovered nilla wafers 80 calorie packs.. I LOVE Nilla Wafers but had a hard time controling myself.. So I purchased both the single serve choc chip cookies 1 bag. and a box of the nilla wafer 80 cal. single serve .. here is what I found out.. In the single serv choc chip cookies.. you maybe get 6 cookies for around 170 calories.. in the 80 cal pack you get a BUNCH of cookies yes they are smaller.. but they are NILLA WAFERS and they taste good.. and its only 80 calories.. The 3 pm hungries will have a sweet treat from time to time and guess what.. compared to the choc chip cookies ( which I thought I really liked) I love the smaller Nilla wafers bigger serving less calories .. Whoever came up with that idea rocks... I can get my nilla wafers and eat them too.. and be satisfied with just the right portion. I can also pair this with 100 calorie yoplait yogurt for a really nice and satisfying snack.. for 180 calories. that rocks...Okay I admit it.. to me it is all about the serving size.. with some things.. Okay do I advocate eating treats like this over eating fruit and good for you snack ABSOLUTELY NOT!
OPTIONS are always good to have. I also like the all bran snack crackers.. with five grams of fiber / 120 calories and 18 crackers per serving its a filling snack..I tried them a while back and did not like them.. but I do now. You can pair that with an ounce of a really good hard cheese (100 calories or less) or a light laughing cow cheese for around 35 calories ... As always your best options.. fresh and clean.. fruits.. veggies.. those are always the healthiest.. but sometimes.. its the small treats that are nice.. things that can be portioned controlled with out a thought but with a little planning..
Wish me well
Wish you well too..

3 comments:

Ann(ie) said...

I had a full calorie gihugant twix bar today. You're doing WAY better than me, girlie. I need to chill and put down the chocolate and git out for a walk already!!!!

Jim Purdy said...

Interesting. I know that fresh veggie salads are more healthful for me than processed foods, but it's always a struggle. For the last few days I've been successful with salads and other healthful stuff, but it does help to have other options.

Thanks for sharing!

Twix said...

I like nillas! :D with strawberrys and cool whip ;)