No, I’d like FOUR! I really like sweets and carbs and things that are bad for you. Yes, I know I should be motivated by health factors. But the reality is, it is bathing suit season. And that means public accountability for my butt, thighs, tummy and upper arms. Oh joy.
This year, I have really not been trying to cut out the sweets. This began in earnest in February with Bathing Suit Ads: Foreshadowing the Failure of My New Years Resolutions.
Okay, moving on. I found a decent breakfast/snack option that satisfies my desire for something sweet, yet has more nutritional value. My mom turned me on to these little grapefruit cups. You can get them in the refrigerated area of the produce section. Individually, they are a little pricey. It’s cheaper if you get them in bulk at a place like Sam’s Club. The ones I got are called Del Monte Fruit Naturals, but I tried another brand and it was just as good. It came in a larger container, but I prefer the grab-n-go version.
It feels like a treat because it is cold and it is sweet. It does have carbs/sugar, but it is fruit. So, I got to writing down all the nutrition facts and noticed there are two servings in one cup — so all these numbers are times two (bastards)! I looked it up and the average person needs about 250g of carbs per day, so I guess 32g from this isn’t horrible, but I hate to find out I have been misled. My enthusiasm is diminished slightly, but I will trudge on. Here are the details for 4 oz (there are 8 oz in one cup):
- 60 calories
- Total fat – 0
- Saturated fat – 0g
- Trans fat – 0g
- Cholesterol – og
- Sodium – 15 mg
- Total Carb. – 16g
- Fiber – less than 1g
- Sugars – 13g
- Protein – 0 g
- % recommended daily values based on 2,000 calorie diet: Vitamin A: 2%, Vitamin C: 100%, Calcium: 2%, Iron, 0%
Well, here’s to sweets and treats with lots of sugar more nutritional value!