10 snacks you thought were healthy

This is not and never will be a nutrition blog, but it is always interesting to happen upon an article like this one from Bon Appetit 10 snacks you thought were healthy and think oh great I’m doing it all wrong!

Remember, FM was looking for and found a granola recipe? I think that article is referring to store-bought granola rather than homemade and FM was looking for a way to reduce the sugar/honey in her recipe.

The next item is smoothies and if you’ve ever met me in the morning, you know I’m carrying one. I don’t go to McDonalds or Jambo Juice instead I make mine with fruit, 100% juice or milk, and/or yogurt (depends on what type of consistency and calories I want).

The other surprise in there is whole wheat wraps. Should I be eating flour wraps? Whole wheat bread? Sometimes I read these articles and just throw my hands up in the air saying what AM I SUPPOSED TO EAT if I want to be remotely healthy?!

I keep waiting for the annual news article about how many calories, fat and carbs are in the average Thanksgiving meal. Until then, happy lunch packing!

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1 Comment

  1. Cheryl
    December 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    If you make your own lunch most of the time, and bring your own healthy snacks like nuts and fruit, I don’t think you have to worry too much about calories.

    Use mostly whole, unprocessed, fresh foods (“mostly plants”, as Michael Pollan would say), and avoid stuff that comes in a bag, box, or can, and you’ll automatically avoid the things that make you unhealthy, like trans-fats and processed sugars.

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