Monday, January 31, 2011
Smart as can be
The Original Smart Cookie company contacted me and offered me some healthy cookies.
Oh, man, I cringed.
Oxymoron—healthy cookie—if you listen to the food nannies. But I don’t, so I said, “Do they taste like sileage, you know, cow chow? Or are they like carrot cake—may contain a veggie, but still qualify as dessert.
Turns out it’s the latter. These things are delish!
I liked the kind called Gimme a Beat the best—they contain BEETS, raspberries, oats, brown sugar and white chocolate—they are pink and taste like raspberry jam. Not beety at all.
There was a kind called Yellow Mellow with corn, squash, cauliflower, and apples. Also fab.
Choco Loco—contains peas. Whoops. My kid loathes peas. She would not try it, but I liked it—must have been the apricots alongside the brocc, zucc, and apples.
There was also a peanut butter version.
As you can tell from the brown sugar and chocolate refs, these are not low cal…about 100 cals or more a cookie.
They are dessert! But with today’s new guidelines out on how we should eat more veggies (hasn’t this come up before?), maybe we could stretch a point with these smarties. Check out http://originalsmartcookie.com/html/original_smart_cookie_products.html
They also come in bite-size.
Handy, handy, handy.