Today’s Gem of Gratitude #234


Today I am thankful for granola bars. Every now and then I find myself wanting a nice snack. And depending on the type of day that I am having, the level of stress that I am experiencing, and any other given factor that might try to jump into the equation, I really can find myself in a bit of a challenging position when it comes to trying to figure out what to have for a snack. Some days I crave lobster and macaroni and cheese, and other days it may be something as simple as corn or applesauce. And though these food items may differ in many ways, they all tend to have at least one thing in common for the most part: they are all loaded with carbs and, in the case of most of them, not much in the way of nutritional value.

As a lover of carbs it can be way too easy to grab a bag of potato chips or an ice cream bar from a vending machine when my stress level is elevated or I have not eaten in a while. But thankfully I do not always let my love of carbs win out over my knowledge of the fact that it is important to make healthy food choices. It is because of that that I occasionally find myself wrapping my fingers around and sinking my teeth into a scrumptious granola bar. And since granola bars can be a good source of fiber along with a smaller amount of sugar than many other typical snack items such as candy bars, cake, and pudding, they are not such a bad choice.

In addition to being somewhat healthy snack items granola bars also come with the added benefit of being highly portable and easy to partake of without making much of a mess. So all in all it sounds as though granola bars stack up fairly well when compared to other snack foods. And it is because of that that I am happy to throw the occasional granola bar into my briefcase, purse, or whatever bag that I happen to be carrying with me on any given day. A little sweetness and fiber at a fingertip’s reach seems all good to me. #lovebythedrop

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