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I LOVE CHEESE!
All kinds of cheese.
What goes better with a good cheese? Some would say a good wine, but since I don’t drink, I would say a GOOD CRACKER!
Apparently, a good cracker is harder to find than a good chesse.
But, I did it!
I found one.
Keebler has a line of crackers called Wheatables. They are good, but it’s the Wheatables Nut Crisps Toasted Pecan (and because I’m from the South I’m saying Pee-Can).
They are soooo good. Mo and B loooooove them just as much as I do. There is a hint of sweetness to them.
Lately we’ve been dipping them in cream cheese and drizzling honey on them. Ok, that probably sounds gross, but it’s great.
And since it’s a new product, they are on sale everywhere! I just bought 3 boxes today.
So, go nutty with this yummy cracker.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love the book “Eat This, Not That! For Kids!” by David Zinczenko.
It’s an easy read with great nutritional info and food alternatives. The book understands that kids are kids and want chicken nuggets, sweet cereal, and McDonald’s. The best part is that it offers the best places/choices for these things and doesn’t try to force feed your kid green leafy veggies.
One good tidbit is The 20 Worst Kids’ Foods in America. I giggled a little when I realized 3 of the top 4 things had been consumed by me at some point. Lets see how you fare:
4. WORST DRINK:
Baskin-Robbins’ Heath Shake 990 calories, 46 g fat, 113 g sugar
It has 73 ingredients and almost as many calories as 5 Heath bars.
Honestly, I’ve had this probably 4 times. Heath is my favorite candy bar, and this shake is damn good! However, I’m glad the boys are content with a single scoop or sorbet.
3. WORST CHINESE ENTREE:
P.F Changs’s Chicken Lo Mein 1,198 calories, 67 g fat
There is more fat in this dish than 5 chocolate Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Wow, I just had both last week! And so did the boys. Bad mom.
2. WORST APPETIZER:
T.G.I. Friday’s Potato Skins (1/2 order) 1,430 calories
This contains 80% of a 9-year old’s daily caloric intake.
I really thought this was a healthy choice because it’s a potato, right?
1. WORST KIDS’ MEAL IN AMERICA
Chili’s Pepper Pals’ Country Fried Chicken Crispers with ranch dressing and homestyle fries
1.110 calories, 82 g fat, 1.980 mg sodium, 56 g carbs
I think this one is self explanatory.
I am proud to say me or the boys have never had this (probably only because we don’t have Chili’s here, but at least I know not to get it…or at least not to eat all the fries)
So, how did you do?