The Truth Behind Your Girl Scout Cookies

Ok, so I can’t say behind “your” cookies because I ordered a box from a student of mine. But it back fired on me because I gave up chocolate for Lent and completely forgot I had ordered the cookies until they were delivered to me Tuesday… crap was all I thought.

So now I have a box of samoas cookies (chocolate and coconut) which  I can’t eat and will be delivered to my parents’ home tomorrow by the Girl Scout Fairy. So it’s a blessing in disguise that I can’t eat them! I would be tempted to eat the box… which is what I think most people do.

I am staying strong on  my no chocolate rule and am taking it one step further by cutting out all sugar… but if you are able to enjoy your cookies keep these tips in mind.

Eat just two cookies a day as a sweet treat. Remember, they only come once a year and there is no reason to down that box of thin mints in one day… even if they are frozen. At the same time, they’re only once a year so don’t feel guilty for having a box in your freezer.

If I could I may be eating a cookie right now. And then of course planning a great workout for tomorrow!

Nutritonal info for your favorite Girl Scout Cookies:

Thin Mints:]

  • Serving size= 4 cookies
  • 160 Calories
  • 22 g of carbs (not the good carbs)
  • 2 g of protein
  • 6 g saturated fat

Samoas:

  • Serving size = 2 cookies
  • 150 Calories
  • 19 g of carbs
  • 1 g of protein
  • 4.5 g saturated fat

Do-Si-Dos (peanut butter sandwiches)

  • Serving size = 2 cookies
  • 120 Calories
  • 16 g of carbs (1 g of fiber)
  • 2 g of protein
  • 1.5 g saturated fat

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