Word of the Day: Fiber

Lewis was sick (see previous post).  It seemed like he needed a little treat, so I asked him if he wanted anything special from the grocery store.

“Get Pop Tarts,” he said. “Brown sugar frosted Pop Tarts,” he specified.

Did I expect him to request broccoli, fish oil and flax seed? No.

So when I saw Brown sugar Pop Tarts made with whole grain, I figured that this was a compromise – frosting for Lewis and a bit of fiber to assuage my mommy guilt about buying junk food. I saw it as a win-win situation. pop-tarts

Lewis was thrilled with the Pop Tarts – until he saw the box. “Whole grain?” he noted with suspicion. “Fiber? Ugh. I don’t want these, I want regular Pop Tarts.”

The worst part was, my husband agreed.

“If you are going  to buy junk food,” he said, “buy the real stuff. Not something that is all hopped  up with whole wheat and fiber.Trying to pass off Pop Tarts as healthy is like making bacon out of tofu,” he proclaimed.” Later that afternoon, Harris went to the store and came back with Strawberry Pop Tarts with absolutely no whole grains. Lewis loved them.

Me? Turns out the Brown Sugar frosted Pop Tarts are only 200 calories  apiece  that’s the same as a plate of steamed broccoli and guess what –  the Pop Tarts have more fiber!  Here’s to my new favorite breakfast.



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3 responses to “Word of the Day: Fiber

  1. No WAY… i’m never eating broccoli again.

  2. Deirdre Wilson

    As a point of discussion (because Howard and Harris think hopelessly alike), I’d like to point out that whole grain Pop Tarts with fiber actually fill you up from breakfast until lunchtime. If you eat a regular Pop Tart at breakfast, you’ll starve by 10 a.m. But if you eat a whole grain one with extra fiber, it tastes EXACTLY THE SAME, and you won’t even be hungry at lunchtime. It’s a Pop Tart doing double duty. Works for me. 😉

  3. cband

    And… if you eat a plate of broccoli, you will be hungry by 9:30. The unfrosted brown sugar ones are health food, as far as I am concerned. Think there must be a diet book in there somewhere. “The Pop Tart Diet.”
    Dibs on that idea.

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