Friday, July 20, 2007

100 Yummy Calories

I haven't really been impressed with all the new "100 calorie" snacks that are out. I mean, it's nice to be able to grab a snack and know it's only 100 calories, but have you seen the prices of that convenience? Yeesh! They want like $3.50 for a box of 6 little packages! REE-DICK-U-LIE! Are we THAT lazy? For that kind of money, I can buy a large bag of something and make my own 100 calorie serving! And, until today, I hadn't really found one that was tasty enough to warrant spending the extra money on them...I found most of them to be dry, and kind of tasteless. The Oreo Crisps weren't very chocolately, the peanut butter crisps, not very peanut-buttery. Someone brought in the new Nabisco Barnum's CHOCO Animal crackers in 100 calorie packs, and they are actually GOOD. Not too dry, very chocolatey...they would be great with a glass of cold milk! YUM-O !! I may have to re-think this....find a coupon in the paper and buy some on sale! Of course, they are gearing them towards children, because we are raising a nation of unhealthy kids. Speaking of that, I have been watching that reality show, Shaq's Big Challenge and I LOVE it! It's so refreshing to see a sports figure/celebrity such as himself, who literally is LARGER than life, take a special interest in something that is so important. He has about 6 (?)overweight kids he's taken on, and is teaching them how to be healthy & fit! They learn nutrition, portion control, exercise..and through it all, they learn about themselves. After 2 episodes one of the kids who literally sat in a chair ALL day and played video games and ate, no friends, nothing....he went to a school dance with a girl! The kids have all lost 20 lbs already. He's petitioning Governer Christ for PHYSICAL education in the schools to actually be PHYSICAL, and healthier choices in the school lunchrooms. So, it's not just a TV show, he's trying to change lives here people...for real. I hope he succeeds.


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