10 Girl Scout cookies, from healthiest to least healthyPosted on Nov 26th 2007 11:00PM by Tanya Ryno
If you are a disciple of Atkins, South Beach, the Zone, or any other restrictive diet plan, this post won't pertain to you. However, if every now again you like to indulge in a good cookie, read on.
Question: Ever ate so many cookies you just got tired of them?
Of course not.Because, duh, cookies rule and the folks who make Girl Scout Cookies agree. They've made it their mission to provide the tasty treats to Girl Scouts to sell to us each and every year. In fact, the act of selling the cookies is directly related to helping all girls realize their full potential enabling them to become strong, confident, and resourceful citizens. Ironically, the act of eating the cookies can do quite the opposite for us, so buy the cookies to help fund a good organization and sell the cookies to become independent and learn business, but otherwise read the labels and know the serving size before downing a box of the yummy treats -- although who eats only two cookies?
You can expect to see Girl Scout cookies for sale right after the holidays.
Girl Scout Cookies(click thumbnails to view gallery)
- Cafe Cookies (five er serving) contain little saturated fat.
- Trefolis have 150 calories per serving (five cookies).
- Little Brownies (four per serving) are sugar-free.
- Thin Mints (four per serving) have the same amount of sugar and fat as two-cookie serving of Samoas.
- Do-Si-Dos (two per serving) are low in saturated fat.
- Tagalongs (two per serving) are high in fat, but it's mostly the good, unsaturated kind.
- All Abouts (two per serving) are also low in saturated fat.
- Thanks-A-Lot (two per serving) have the same number of calories as twice as many Thin Mints.
- Lemonades (two per serving) have four grams of saturated fat.
- Samoas (two per serving) have high amounts of fat and sugar.