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Saturday, June 25, 2011

What do you do when you just want a crunchy slightly salty snack....
as most know I try to limit my processed foods, if you check out my menu you will see I eat mostly what I call clean foods, we eat out very little, like maybe once a month.
After more than 5 years here at Sparkpeople I have tried to always think healthy when I reach for food.....
there are time I just want some sort of snack that is processed, so the other day I ran across something I had never seen before was called PRINGLES BAKED WHEAT STIX, there are several flavors, cheese, jalapeño, honey and pizza I had to check out the nutrition facts. Much to my surprise they were 90 calories pack..( I'm not big on the 100 cal tings cuz of price and they are processed)
so here are the fact:

calories 90
fat 3.5
cholesterol 0
sodium(a biggy for me) 140
carbs 11
fiber 0
protein 2

are these a stable in my food plan, NO but for those times I just have to have a processed treat I think these are way better than potato chips, which always lead me to a huge binge
or chex mix or any of the rest of the junk I like......
I must say that the jalapeño flavor has 270 sodium, so that is my least favorite....
I just want to say that I am trying to find ways to eat healthy 90 % of the time, give myself permission to find foods that I like and use for special times....but still watch the nutrition.. I'm trying to find things that I can live with for the rest of my life and never go back to old habit..and thinking I'll eat perfect for ever is not realistic....
am I making excuses.......maybe but any way I am happy with my new find.....

Fishing on the boat was great fun.....I will be going again, Leah had fun too, she loves to boat.

out to the hot tub, well for tonight it's the warm tub, it was very warm today..time to relax

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    You're doing just fine. I like to snack on the 100 calorie popcorn. Anything else is a danger zone for me at this point.
    3069 days ago
    glad you enjoyed the boat and I know you will enjoy the hot tub.

    I went swimming and in the hot tub and sauna yest. it is so relaxing.
    3071 days ago
    Those sound good will have to try them.
    3071 days ago
    emoticon this is a lifestyle so we need what we need and we want what we want --
    excellant if you ask me

    glad you and Leah loved to boat --no fish? lol
    have a peaceful Sunday

    3071 days ago
    I agree I think you are doing what you should- looking for a good snack, you plan and you do it right!

    No excuse, you did well!

    3071 days ago
    It doesn't sound to me as if you are making excuses -- I admire your sense of planning and your drive to find balance!
    3071 days ago
    I found something at Trader Joe's that I use for a "salty snack" that gives me a vegetable serving, too. Roasted seaweed is crunchy and salty tasting. A package costs $!.00 and is 2 servings. Only 30 calories per serving. I eat it once or twice a week in place of chips. DH and the boys like it , too.

    That hot/ warm tub sounds wonderful! Enjoy!
    3071 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/25/2011 9:04:13 PM
    No Kitt, I don't think you are making excuses, just exploring what works for you. You may decide to continue with these kinds of snacks or maybe not... the thing to watch is the reaction... can you walk away and eat them just now & then? I can do that with 100 cal bags of popcorn. Doritos, not so much ;)
    3071 days ago
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