Something Borrowed, Something Blue…
OK, well I don’t have anything borrowed or blue, but for the new…
I tried a KIND bar this morning…
I bought these a few weeks back but was trying to save them for Cooperstown… I didn’t get to try any of them out on our trip, so I thought now was a good time to do so… I had the Walnut & Date bar, which was only 150 calories, but full of yummy, crunchy walnuts… I was in heaven; however, it was just a tad bit sweet for me (but I’d still buy more) from all the raisins and dates (probably b/c I od’d on sugar this weekend)… The label lists that it is gluten/wheat/dairy/cholesterol free… and boasts all natural ingredients, which consist of:
- Puffed Rice
- Chicory Fiber Soy Lecithin
Not to bad for a packaged bar; however, I wish it had slightly more fiber (3g) and protein (2g)…
After reading the ingredients, I decided to google soy lecithin because I was unaware of what it really is… Seems like it’s a soy product but there are mixed reviews on whether it is good or not… That being said, I thought I’d ask you all about what kinds of things do you look for on labels when buying packaged products? I typically just scan for HFCS, but are there other bad ingredients that I should be looking for?
On a side note, I do like that the KIND brand gives 5% of their profits to an organization OneVoice, “empowering moderates against extremism in the Middle East” (from the label)… It’s always nice to see companies giving back!
The bar held me over for a good three hours, I was shocked!!!
For the old…
I had “old faithful” for lunch… pb&j on a wheat english muffin… I swear I will be eating this for the rest of my life… I just am hooked… Plus, natural peanut butter is such a healthy food (in moderation) that there’s no need to stop eating it when you get out of middle school haha… On the side, I had two Clementine’s and a Dannon Light n Fit 0% strawberry banana yogurt… YUM… Finally, after eating this meal, I find my tummy + head returning to normal… Probably because my body is thanking me for eating healthy & nutritional foods today
Ok well back to work… today is luckily flying by before my very eyes, so no complaints from me!