Monday, July 23, 2012

Why Fig Newtons Will Always Be On my Shopping List

Ed and I have really been trying to eat better for the past two months. Not that we don't already eat well - hell, I'm doing the cooking, after all - we're just trying to watch our calorie intake.

I'm not a big cookie eater, but Ed is, and I haven't been buying any because they're really not good for the food plan. But this week I broke down and bought some Fig Newtons, because technically they're more fruit than cookie, right? They also happen to be one of Ed's favorites. When he reached for the package one night after dinner, I said "Hey, give me two of those, please."

He just looked at me and raised an eyebrow. "You know Fig Newtons are a gateway cookie, right?" he said.

"What??" I said.

"Yep. They're a gateway cookie. You start with a Fig Newton and before you know it, you're elbow deep in whipped cream, chocolate syrup and maraschino cherries...."

Here I thought I was just trying to eat healthy and plan low calorie desserts, but Ed's mind seemed to be going somewhere completely different; his plan seemed to fall more into the "burn calories" category.

Hmmm...I suppose that can be considered exercise the same way a Fig Newton can be considered a healthy cookie.

"I'll have two more of those, please."

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