Thursday, March 28, 2013

Two Foods I'm Loving Lately

So for a long time I used to eat Clif Bars or Luna Bars or some kind of bar for an afternoon snack.  As much as I loved doing that, I wanted an alternative snack that was A. lower in calories and B. lower in sugar.  So I started eating nuts instead and been doing so for several months!

Recently I was walking around Target and meandered over to their snack aisle because they usually have good ones, and I found these:

Wow.  These are delicious!  There are 28 almonds in a serving which is 160 calories and only 3 grams of sugar.  The ingredients list does show sugar as the second ingredient and two other forms of sugar right behind it, so I am not sure why there are only 3 grams of sugar?  Regardless, this is a really enjoyable snack and I will continue to buy these.

Moving on...I used to eat a lot of hummus.  Hummus + carrots were part of my daily eats and I couldn't get enough.  Funny how things change because I remember not even trying hummus until college.  I heard someone order a "hummus wrap" and I wrinkled my nose thinking that that did not sound appetizing.  Fortunately my mindset changed!  After not eating hummus for a little bit, I picked some up at Trader Joe's recently and it's my new favorite.

Trader Joe's has some great and interesting hummus varieties, but this classic really knocks it out of the park.  It has great texture and flavor and it tastes fresh!  This will definitely have a spot in my fridge from now on.

So anyway, I feel like I am still struggling a little bit with my eating.  Last Saturday I went out to dinner for a friend's birthday and we had a lot of food.  We ordered Ahi tuna and mussels for appetizers, then I had shrimp, scallops, and broccoli for my entree, then I helped the birthday girl with her creme brulee.  I left the restaurant feeling very full and very guilty for how much food I had eaten.  Even though I ate mostly seafood and I had run 5+ miles earlier so I was starving, I just couldn't stop guilt tripping myself.  So I went home and vacuumed and dusted and did whatever house work I could so I could burn off some calories.  Is that normal?  I feel like I do that often.  I will regret what I eat and go home and clean or do something like jumping jacks so I can feel better about the situation.  Clearly if I just controlled the former then I wouldn't have to bother with the latter.  Is it even a problem though?  It's certainly something to think about.

1 comment:

  1. I havent seen the toasted coconut one yet, but I love the Cinnamon and Brown Sugar one, the Toffee on is ok, not that great