What do you do with time to kill before a doctors appointment and a growling stomach? Go to Panera Bread of Course!
As soon as I walked in I thought, why are you here? You can only get yourself in trouble! It wasn’t lunch time yet so my selection was limited to pastries and baked goods. UGH!
I decided the two best choices for me would either be the reduced fat blueberry muffin or a whole wheat bagel. While in the 10 minute line I must have flipped flopped a million times in my head. I couldn’t decide what would be more satisfying and the better choice points-wise and health-wise.
When it was finally my turn to order I unconsciously said reduced fat blueberry muffin please. They just looked so appetizing! Plus I wanted to give a good muffin a try before starting experimenting with more recipes. ;~)
Let me tell you this muffin was DIVINE! It was sweet and moist. I actually felt guilty eating it so I only ate half. Then about an hour later I ate the other half. It was my way of making it last longer. ;~)
So of course I had to come home and investigate whether or not my choice was the "correct" one. Here’s what i uncovered.
|reduced fat blueberry muffin||whole wheat bagel|
|360 calories||340 calories|
|10g of fat||2.5g of fat|
|1g of fiber||6g of fiber|
|35g of sugar||6g of sugar|
|6g of protein||13g of protein|
|8 points||6 points|
So after my investigation I’m thinking the whole wheat bagel would have been the better choice. It has less fat, less sugar and more protein. Plus I’m sure it would have been much more filling. At least I know now that if I want to splurge on a sweet blueberry muffin it will only cost me 2 more points!
So here’s my menu from memory today. I lost my journal somewhere. As you can see I have so much I want to post about. I hope to catch up this weekend.
|Morning Scale Reading:143|
|Bran flakes with 4 oz of skim milk and berries||4|
|Paneral Blueberry Muffin||8|
|1/2 sandwich on whole wheat with light ham and The Laughing Cow Light Cheese||3|
|bell pepper slices||1|
|quick Pasta Primavera||4|
|kashi cookie (will post about this this weekend)||2|
|Large bag 94%ff popcorn||4|
|Daily Activity Log|
|Did a quick upper body circuit (8 machines)|