From elementary school to my second year of high school, my breakfast usually consisted of the nutritious flat flaky piece of… bread? Is that what you call it? Well, whatever it is, I normally ate two Poptarts for breakfast with several glasses of milk in which I would dip the Poptart in the milk and savor every bite. If that didn’t fill me, I ate a bowl of cereal too or something else that would later make me gain unhealthy weight as a teenager. I loved Poptarts and, of course, I still do. However, I wouldn’t dare eat one. I know they taste good and I had a sudden craving for one when I saw they came out with new flavors, but why bother to eat one when Poptarts are truthfully unhealthy?
Yeah, I eat cake and ice cream basically every night. And yeah, both equally have a ridiculous amount of sugar so what’s my justification for not eating Poptarts?
In my mind, I think cake and brownies or whatever has sugar because that’s what makes them so delicious and it’s needed. Sugar is just a main ingredient for cake, ice cream, etc. As for Poptarts, they add unnecessary sugar. This is all my opinion and my own way of tricking myself into not eating Poptarts.
Besides, I try to stay away from any packaged foods. Eating cake from Whole Foods that’s vegan isn’t going to kill me. It’s not like it is entirely ‘healthy’, but it’s better than the package Twinkies that are guaranteed to last another century. Give or take. Poptarts are just junk and the makers just want children addicted to them. The main ingredients in a Poptart include: enriched flour, sugar, dextrose, vegetable oil, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sodium acid, gelatin, and partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Remember, I am leaving out about ten other add-ins. Then, one Poptart is about two-hundred calories with nineteen grams of sugar with 220.0mg of sodium. Nothing in a Poptart is nutritious for you.
So, as much as I would want a double fudge chocolate Poptart, I’d rather stay clear of all the additives and make my own. Here is a recipe for double chocolate poptarts that you can always healthify yourself:
On that note, I would like to mention things you will not see in my blog.
1. Recipes besides that one up there. That’s the only exception.
2. Cooking/baking – I can’t bake or cook or make myself a meal that doesn’t involve more than two steps. Luckily, I still live at home and my mom cooks for me.
3. Fashion – I barely dress cute.
4. Anything on The Royal Wedding – I’m sick of it. Who cares? When Britney Spears has a wedding, then I’ll get excited.
5. Religion – True, I go to a Catholic school and have been since the third grade, but I am no means religious. I go to church, but currently I am agnostic. I have no problem with people who are religious though.
6. Amazing photos of food – Half of the photos I take with my cell or I just quickly snap with my Canon.
Those are the things you will not see. Is there anything on my blog you do want to see though? A song of the week? Clowns? That’s a no. I hate clowns.
Crab + mushrooms + cauliflower+ zucchini
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Were you ever addicted to Poptarts or something similar?
- They have such amazing flavors now that I want to try them! You think it’s worth it?
What blogs should I check out?
P.S. In my next post I’ll talk about running since it’s been going great!