This week’s food ratings. I welcome your comments!
Per 1 avocado: calories 276, fat 25g, carbs 14g, protein 3.5g
Yes, it’s kinda high in calories and fat. But its fat is an abundance of heart healthy “good fats”. Most of its carbs are fiber, keeping you full longer and not spiking your blood sugar. And, they’re damned tasty. Due to its thick skin, organic status is not a must.
This is a tough one. If this were star search I’d give it 3 1/2 stars. High in protein, low in carbs and fat. The drawback is the unnecessarily high salt content. And, it’s certainly better to grill your own chicken in advance for later use. However, if salt intake isn’t a concern, this is a solid, convenient choice. I’m going 4 stars.
Per popped bag: calories 100, fat 3g, carbs 20g (sugars 17g), protein 3g.
Are there better snacks? Yes. Do I typically like 100 calorie packs? No. And it contains artificial sweeteners. But compared to most salty and sweet snacks, this popcorn is a super star.
Per 18 chips: calories 130, fat 4g, 21g, protein 2g
The first snack of its kind, a chip made from popcorn. They’re uniquely tasty and a positive alternative to Doritios and such. That said, they’re still a processed snack and should only be eaten rarely.
Per 3 cookies: calories 160, fat 8g, carbs 21g (sugars 10g), protein 2g
You probably saw this one coming. Yes, they’re tasty, but completely devoid of nutritional value. High in calories, and loaded with the blood sugar spiking carbs, these guys should be for only the occasional treat.