Sometimes I get a little lax on what I eat, and then I eat it and remember why I eat the way I do.
A few days ago, we made chocolate chip cookies for my wife and I using the mix above. . We do it every now and then, and it seems like I forget just how bad an idea it is to use this mix. Here is the problem.
The cookies taste great, but they don’t like me.
All it calls for adding to the mix is an egg, some butter, and some vanilla, you mix it all up, throw it on the pan, and you’re set. Now, look at these ingredients.
Rice Flour, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla), Brown Sugar, Sugar, Potato Starch, Potato Flour, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Xanthan Gum, Salt.
That isn’t a bad list of ingredients, and fairly minimal, but considering it has chocolate chips, brown sugar, and white sugar all only directly after rice flour in terms of the the amount in the mix, it is like a sugar overload. I had a couple of cookies. Okay, 3, and they were really good. But as soon as I finished the third one, my stomach didn’t feel right. It wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t right.
The next day, it was time to bring the pain. My stomach was all messed up and just did not feel good. I seem to forget that as you clean your system out and minimize the items from your diet that cause problems, when you do come in contact with those items, especially large amounts, it messes you up. My stomach was extremely unhappy, which made me feel exhausted for the rest of the day.
So, this is my reminder to never eat these cookies again, and think about the amounts of the ingredients, not just the ingredients in something. A little bit of sugar goes a long way, especially when you aren’t used to taking it in that often. I forget that since the majority of America eats it by the spoonful, but this is my wake up call, otherwise I’ll have to move my office to somewhere with running water.