Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cake vs. Pop

Hi Friends!

I hope your week is off to a great start.

I am running on very little sleep this morning, due to being up WAY past my bedtime making neurotic last-minute changes to my paper.  {Shout out to my wonderful boyfriend who ran an errands for me, turned down the volume on baseball, and made me late-night Cinnamon coffee!} 

So, in today's post, I'm gonna go ahead and commit diet blasphemy.

It's taken a lot of time, a lot of wasted $$, and a lot of un-satisfying calories for me to come to my most recent revelation...

I, once and for all, completely, and utterly, DO NOT LIKE --> rice cakes.

Oh the horror! 

I feel like every nutrition and diet source in the whole wide world has screamed the praises for these puffed-up snacks for years. 

Being a good girl, I have tried big ones, I have tried small ones, I have tried salty ones, I have tried sweet ones, I have tried generic ones, I have tried name brand ones, and they all have the same effect. 

I am bored to tears and not satisfied


They are SO boring that they barely even stand out from the white background.

I'm convinced that I would have to eat an entire bag full of rice cakes to even remotely satisfy my snack attacks, and even then, I would wish I had smothered each and everyone one in peanut butter! 

I don't care that these things have -100 calories or EVEN if they are guaranteed to revert the effects of cellulite. I am just plain never going to be a member of the fan club. 

Before I have the puffed rice police knocking on my door, I have some good news.  I recently discovered a second cousin of the rice cake, and we are becoming fast friends!

180 Snacks Almond Rice Pops with Blueberries!! :) 

At a recent trip to Costco, I saw this little number sitting on the shelf, and something told me to give it a go. It is not like me to buy a product that I have never tried, nor even laid eyes on, for the first time in bulk.  But something in my gut just told me to go crazy. 

Once again, my gut never lies. 

These things are cray-zee good.  They are crunchy, they are soft. They are nutty, they are fruity. They are sweet, they are salty. They leave my taste buds so happy, and so confused.  They also leave me satisfied, and wanting more only because they are so darn de-licious.  And I am now addicted. 

So I'm sure you're wondering what the breakdown on the rice cake's second cousin is. 


You can eat 8 of these balls-of-fun (and they're BIG) for only 140 calories, 6 grams of healthy fat, and 5 grams of sugar.  They even have a little fiber and protein! 

I noticed that on the bag I have, it looks like someone tried to play a sick joke on me and change a "3" to an "8" under the serving sizes. Don't worry! You CAN have 8. I confirmed the serving size on myfitnesspal.com. Hallelujah! :) 

More good news: They are all-natural, 100% vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, wheat-free, cholesterol-free,  and they have no preservatives.

Now that is what I call a resume. 

If you guys have a Costco near you, you gotta get out and add these to your snack pack repertoire.  You can also order a bag online.  I'm almost done with my bag, and I am going to be sprinting back for more.

Hope you all have a happy & healthy day! :) 




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