As Jeff and I are still working on our eating out 2 week challenge (which has been extended until Thursday because of some outside interference) I went to Trader Joe’s the other day with Liz to get a lunch. I wasn’t really in the mood for any of their salads, and I was sick of sandwiches, so I looked at the Middle East Feast. With falafel, hummus, and pita, you can’t really go wrong. Since I’ve been watching my sodium intake right there with Jeff, I decided to check the sodium content.
(I took a picture of the back, too, but I’ll spare you a blurry photo.)
I didn’t get to the sodium. Because the FAT was 49 GRAMS. 49. FOUR NINE. FORTY NINE. To which I proclaimed, “LIZ. FORTY NINE GRAMS?! I eat that as a snack!” Needless to say, I put the Middle East Feast down, and will never again be eating it as a snack and going merrily on my way. I got a salad that day, and it tasted just fine. This challenge has really got me paying attention. If I hadn’t even noticed how bad something was for me that HAD the nutritional values, imagine how bad things are when I eat out and have no idea! The prospect of eating what I think is “healthy” and having it be 75% of my daily value of fat makes me feel unwashed.
Something tells me this challenge is going to last longer than I intended…