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.
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.