Monday, March 16, 2009

If You Can't Pronounce It...



...you probably shouldn't eat it.  This is my newest adopted philosophy.  I've been trying to eat foods that only have ingredients I recognize.  It's not so easy.  I've decided that I'm allowed three exceptions - Diet Coke, Splenda and an occasional Chick-Fil-A sandwich ;)
  
These Larabar's are one of my new favorite finds.  They only have five or six ingredients max, and all of them are very recognizable.  Thanks for the recommendation, Natalie!

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Hey - we are kinda trying the same thing. So far, so good and I have been really full on less calories. We should trade ideas...

Laura Hudson said...

Yea, we should! I'm going to get some steel cut oatmeal and try it this weekend :) Mmmm. I usually do Egg Beaters in the mornings at work and that seems to keep me full. I do still love my 10:30 snack time though. I'm on the search for the ideal thing to take me through to lunch. I like the larabars, but those are only for the days that I get to the gym in the morning. I need something with fewer calories on the days that I don't. Almonds sometimes do the trick, but then sometimes upset my stomach.

Nicole said...

Some snack ideas: 1/2 ezekiel english muffin with hummus and cheese (and sometimes avocado!); apple & string cheese; banana (or apple) with natural PB; orange. I usually try to have a protein in my AM snack - so the cheese is a good addition to a piece of fruit. Only 70 cals in 1 red. fat string cheese. Small apple = roughly 80 cals. Keeps ya full. The ezekiel muffins REALLY do it for me though. THey are made with sprouted grains, not flour...

Laura Hudson said...

I like the cheese and muffin suggestions! I cant really eat fruit on an empty stomach, which makes it tough as a snack. It makes my blood sugar freak out and I get all light headed. I've found that cottage cheese and tomatoes fill me up. Sometimes if I'm good I'll put cucumbers in there too! ;) I found this organic cottage cheese at Publix the other day that has some interesting flavors. I'll add it to the blog list...