Girl Scouts Cookie

Sunday, January 24, 2010

So it is that time of year when the lil girls are around town selling Girl Scouts Cookies. There are so many yummy cookies to choose from like Samoas, Trefoils, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Thank U Berry Munch, and Dulce de Leche. My mom of course already bought our fair share of cookies for the family, the Thin Mints and Samoas obviously. My favorite girl scout cookie hands down is Thin mint. I used to love them!

What is your favorite Girl Scouts Cookie?

Yesterday I discovered a new Thin Mint Cookie which was the Cool Mint Chocolate Clif Bar! This flavor was amazing and I am pretty sure I died and went to Clif Bar Heaven ;) Mint and Chocolate are the perfect combination together. I took my time eating this bar and savored each and every delicious bite.The whole time I thought I was eating a Thin Mint cookie! This flavor is definitely a new favorite of mine :)

Nice icing on top of the bar!

Okay so enough raving about my new favorite Clif Bar! My breakfast this morning was the usual yogurt mess with Plain Brown Cow yogurt, Kashi Go Lean, a sliced banana, and a dollop of Crazy Richard's creamy peanut butter along with a glass of milk.

Just look at that peanut butter!

After breakfast I showered and got ready for the day and then my mom and I were off to pick up my lil sister from lacrosse practice and then to her basketball game. Of course a morning snack was eaten in the car. I had some TJ's trail mix and a Strawberry slushy Boost. My sister's team obviously won and she did great.

After the game we came home and it was already lunch time and then off to my other sister's lacrosse game! There was no down time today, we were on the go all day. But hey, I am SO not complaining. I much rather be out doing things rather than sitting at home doing nothing. I am such a home body at heart and I love spending time at home with my family but I always like to have something to do!

Lunch was turkey, american cheese, and gala apple slices on whole wheat bread paninied with some pretzels, the rest of the apple, and milk. A pretty standard Jenna lunch ;)

I love how the cheese melts! It is the perfect combination with the turkey and apple.

After my sister's lacrosse game I had the Chocolate Brownie Clif Bar for my afternoon snack. This was my first time trying this flavor and I am not gonna lie I was a bit scared at first. I have a hard time eating foods that have the words chocolate, brownie, or desserts in them. Do you get what I mean? Does that make any sense?! ED tells me I should not eat them because they are bad foods. But of course I beat ED and told him in reality all Clif Bars are great and healthy for me despite what flavor they are!

Overall the bar was good and it tasted like a chocolate brownie! But I thought it was quite chocolatey and very filling. I liked the flavor and all but it does not make it on my top favorite flavors.

Then my mom and I were off to the grocoery store to pick up some things for dinner. Tonight she cooked up a Perdue chicken along with some peas, rice pilaf, sweet potatoes, and mashed potatoes. So now I am off to enjoy my Sunday dinner! I will let you know what I had tomorrow.

Oh yeah I also picked up a few bars for myself. Whoops! I think I am all set for bars for quite awhile. I got the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Clif Bar, Choco-walla and Banana Nut Odwalla Bars, and an Apple Cinnamon Harvest Power Bar! Can't wait to try them all.
Notice how I am buying new and different bars and not the same ones! I have become more open and willing to try new bars to see which ones I like. I mean I will never know which bars are my favorite or not until I try them, right?!

Back in the summer I would only eat the Power Bars and Clif Bars that had to lowest amount of calories, fat, etc. even if the flavor wasn't appealing to me. I have learned I mine as well enjoy what I eat. I mean honestly who cares if there is 10 or 20 more calories in one flavor of a bar than another. It is no big deal and those ten or so extra calories aren't gonna matter!

I remember in the summer really wanting to try the Maple Nut Clif Bar or the Chocolate Chip flavor because they seemed so yummy but ED would win and only let me get the flavors with the lowest calories even if I didn't like that flavor. But now I have become stronger than ED and I try to ignore him at all costs because really he knows nothing ;)

Well I am off to eat dinner! Have a good Sunday night :)



*Andrea* said...

i love the caramel delites and peanut butter patties. soooooo good!!!

the macadamia white chocolate clif is a favorite of mine. i've never tried the brownie though. i understand how chocolate cann create a sense of fear but remember it has lots of antioxidants and is delicious!! plus it's better that you eat it in a bar form that also has fiber and protein to keep you full ;-)

Jess said...

I love odwalla bars! I bet you will love it.

Thin mint clif bar? Count me in!
<3 jess

ktbwood said...

good for you for eating that bar!! soo good! isnt the mint one great? i had a balance cookie mint bar and it SERIOUSLY tasted like a thin BETTER than the clif bar!

girl youve never had froyo?! may i ask why? you are missing out!!

traynharder23 said...

thin mint all the way! that's why i like the cli builder bar chocolate mint. TRY IT!

crazylittlethingneela said...

loads of good bars waiting for you to enjoy them sweetie!
i hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great start to the new week!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Oh no... It is girl scout season isn't it! My mom always orders me the coconut ones. So good! I too used to eat the bars with the least amount of fat and calories. Now I hardly even look at that. I normally look at the protein and the fiber.

jqlee said...

I love Thin Mints too but those fudge striped cookies? Oh ya, those are super good too. There are honestly so many Girl Scout Cookies that I haven't tried either. I wish I could just buy 1 cookie of each and try them all!

But I need to try that Clif Bar - chocolate mint. Yum!

Jenna said...

Kristen! I know I look at the flavor first obvs and then I look at the protein!

melonshots said...

your lunch looks SO good!!!

I highly reccomend microwaving the mint chocolate cliff bars. Its purely orgasmic warmed up. My favorite one too! and carrot cake.. though i REALLY want to try the blueberry crisp one.

Jenna said...

I defs need to try em heated up in the micro! I have heard soo many people ravin about it!
Lots of people like the carrot cake- I have had it before but I forget what it tastes like! I just bought one so I should try it again!
The blueberry crisp was good as well!

moretolifethanlettuce said...

ah yes, i used to go for the lower cal flavors bc the extra 10 or 20 calories FREAKED ME OUT. no longer! :) mmm thin mints are so good frozen, haven't had em in years!

Anonymous said...

Words like 'standard' and 'usual' shouldn't describe your punches. Really what you are saying is that you are being safe and not opposing those ED thoughts not to push yourself. Just wanted to encourage you to keep confronting ED head on :)
-Gabby said...

I was the same way, I used to only eat ones that had 100 cals or less...and if they had more I would only eat half. stupid stupid stupid ED! but now cliff bars dont even phase me! Its awesome, because they are so good!

Glad you had a good day and all your eats look amazing! :)

x0 Molly

Meghan said...

Thin mints and samoas used to be my favorites! I haven't had them in awhile because..well...they are "bad" maybe I'll pick up a box this year :)

And I totally know what you mean about the 10-20 extra calories. I used to do it with EVERYTHING. Now I decided that if I really like the taste better, it's better to just eat what I want. WAY TO BEAT ED!

findinghappinessandhealth said...

jenna i totally know what oyu mean about the extra 10 or 20 calories... in reality, it makes NO difference but i did the same thing- not anymore..yay!! thin mints are definitely my favorite girl scout cookie too! im sure that clif bar is so good because i love the chocolate peppermint luna bar!


Ada said...

Yum, those Clif Bars are really good, good job for eating them. I think the white chocolate macademia is the best flava:)

Jenna said...

Yes I have to agree with you gabby on that one! Very true-glad you pointed that out.

Previously Plump... in progress said...

I read your "about me" section - what a story!
Thanks for reading my blog - I'm going to need all the support I can get :)

Glad that you're blogging about your life, your successes, and your battles.

Can't wait to read more from you :)

Krista said...

The WCMN Clif is the only one I haven't tried...and only because we don't seem to have it in Canada!!!

Jenna said...

Well krista I will let ya know how it is once I try it;)
btw my sisters name is krista as well!

Danielle (Coffee Run) said...

Glad you're enjoying the Cliff Bars (my favorite flavor is the carrot cake!)

My favorite girl scout cookie was the coconut/chocolate one (I think it was Samoas?)

wife2abadge said...

Unfortunately, when I looked at the ingredients, most of the cookies have hydrogenated oil! I'm very disappointed in the Girl Scouts!!!! I used to love Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties, but won't order any until they change their recipe. Sigh.

Jenna said...

well since girl scouts cookies have hydrogenated oils in them then try the CLIF BARS! they will NOT disappoint, most likely they will actually be better ;)
thin mint cookie=Cool Mint Chocolate
pb patties= chocolate chip peanut crunch

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the dosedo!!!! peanut butter cookie!!!

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