Okay, so I did my duty and bought a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies - and I guarantee I am not the only one! Oh, the Girl Scout cookies. You just can't say no. At least I am not teaching anymore. Whoa, when I was teaching, I had to buy from every student that asked. That my friends equaled a lot of cookies. Very delicious, yet very high calorie cookies. Definitely not good for your spring diet!
They do usually have one or two reduced-calorie options that are sometimes good and sometimes not. I ordered this year's low-fat version, the Daisy Go Rounds, and I have to say they are pretty good and they even come in 100-calorie packs to keep you from over-indulging. I have to admit they really aren't the kind I would have problems over-indulging in, but hey, they are trying!
If you have the Girl Scout Cookie weakness, here is a link to see all of the nutritional information for each cookie. This may help you choose the kind to buy and also choose the kind to avoid - or at least help you think about how many of each one you want to enjoy. For example, you can have 4 Shortbread cookies for 120 calories and 4.5g fat or only 2 Samoas, Thanks-A-Lots (my favorite), Peanut Butter Patties or Lemonades for a whopping 150 calories and 6-8g of fat. Now I personally would rather eat the two that I really like vs. the 4 that I don't really like leading me to eat something else that I really like to calm the sweet craving which would then equal at least the same amount but probably more calories than if I would have just eaten the two super yummy cookies. I know that is a run-on sentence but hopefully you get my point!
So check out the link so you will be more prepared next time you are at the grocery store, movie store, bike race, gym (they are everywhere!) and you are tempted by the table of goodness. AND, note that the cookies freeze well so you don't have to eat them all in one setting!