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Girl Scout Cookie Food Pyramid
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Girl Scout Cookie Food Pyramid

Momservation: Your credibility for preaching good nutrition goes out the door when you’re caught raiding the Thin Mints.

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There’re many things I wished were different about myself:

  • That I didn’t love Oreos®, Thin Mints® and Ritz® crackers so much
  • That I didn’t crave a good steak, hamburger, or BLT so that I could look cows and pigs at the state fair in the eye
  • That I believe Ranch® dressing tastes good on EVERYTHING
  • That if I had to I could live the rest of my life on Lucky Charms alone
  • That I firmly believe raw brownie batter is a gift from Heaven
  • My inner thighs

These weaknesses in my character make it a daily challenge to set a good example of healthy eating for my children. The thighs are my cross to bear for not loving steamed vegetables, skinless chicken breasts and whole grain rice (I’m sorry, life is too short not to go for the combination pizza dipped in Ranch®).

What I do do to counteract my vices is regular exercise. I run so I can raid the fridge. I bike so I can binge. I swim so I can snack.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all junk in the house. We love our fruit smoothies, turkey burgers, fresh fruit, peas and corn on the side. For the sake of my family I’m making sure that food pyramid is getting built with the daily servings of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy.

But when Girl Scout cookie season comes around…Here’s what our food pyramid looks like:..

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Family, Moms