Goldfish and snacking challenges

When my children were growing up, Goldfish were considered the healthy snack, better than chips or ice cream or other normal kid fare. But looking at the little bag I was handed that recent day, I realized they won’t work for me these days.

Snacking on anything I used to snack on has become impossible on my low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet. I’ve written about how I’ve found a way to make my own potato chips with no fat and no salt. But they take a great deal of time, so are hardly a handy snack.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, once considered a healthy snack, really aren't for me.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, once considered a healthy snack, really aren’t for me.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers.

I was reminded of the snacking challenge recently when a candidate for office in our area was handing out bags of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish at my train station one morning. When my children were growing up, Goldfish were considered the healthy snack, better than chips or ice cream or other normal kid fare.

But looking at the little bag I was handed that recent day, I realized they won’t work for me these days. That tiny bag, only 26 grams in weight or 0.9 ounces, had 4.5 grams of fat and 230 mgs of sodium.  Multiple that by six and I’m at my salt for the day and have 27 grams of fat!

Bye bye Goldfish.

John

 

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