Thursday, June 14, 2012
If you are hungry, eat a meal! No snacky-snacks!
Which one of these snacks has more calories per serving? (sorry for the bad picture) Trader Joes-San "Crispy Green Beans", or TJ's Caramel Corn? I think you would be surprised to find out the green bean snack has more calories! For a mere 3/4 c., the green beans have 130 cal. and the caramel corn has 120 cal. Oh...but who eats 3/4 c.?
These bags are relatively small...seriously, the look as if they are "2 serving" size bags, but there are 4 servings in the Crispy Green bean pkg. That equals out to 520 calories if you ate the whole small bag. Five servings in the caramel corn, 600 cal for the whole small bag.
Many times we try and "stave off" hunger until our next meal and we grab a handful of this, or a handful of that. We are allowed to eat if we are hungry! The habit we want to establish is to eat nutritious foods, not the habit of seeing how long we can resist nutritious foods!
This is one of the reasons I discourage "chips" of any kind, especially "chips" that disguise themselves as "healthy". Green beans, right? Wrong!
I know I included staying out of bakeries or the bakery isle of stores, but if I had to cross one entire store off the list it would be Trader Joe's as a whole....more to come...