Category: Healthy Options

Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips are Bittersweet?



Ghirardelli chocolate chips are mini and delicious. The whole bag can be gone in a minute with some of the chocoholics out there.

These mini chips might seem a little too sweet for you, considering the amount you can eat, but your mind will change when you find out the nutrition. That’s right! 115 chips only have 8 grams of sugar! Plus, there is about 7 one hundredths of sugar in each chip! Since when has chocolate become more healthy?


Post & Slide by: Jordan Eilers

Helping Mr.Miles

Mr. Miles, one of our subscribers, saw our sugarway post and asked us if there are delicious treats that can replace Subway cookies but still have a sweet taste. To answer that question, we taste tested two desserts to see if they could replace this sweet treat.

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The first treat we tried is the chocolate graham cracker ice cream cake. It is made out of chocolate graham crackers and any sugar free whipped cream. Together, it adds up to nine grams of sugar ( that is 50% less sugar than the subway cookie).

Another treat is the creamy caramel crunch cake. All you need to make it are caramel rice cakes, low fat (or sugar free) whipped cream, and sugar free caramel  sundae sauce. This treat adds up to 3 1/2 grams of sugar! That is around 75% less than the subway cookie.

This just goes to show that you can find an alternative to a sugary dessert that is not as sweet but is good to eat.

Written by Emilie M., Angela X., and Penelope V.

Sugar Rush


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A new app could change what we eat.

A new app has come out on the app store called Sugar Rush. By scanning the barcode on a food item, it will tell you the natural and added sugars that are in that food. The one downside of the app is that it measures in teaspoons instead of measuring in grams.

Also, if you shake your device it will search for a random food item almost instantly. This could be useful beacause if you were curious about sugars in foods, then learning is just one shake away.

After testing this app we have noticed a slight difference in the amount of sugar shown on the app versus shown on the label, but if you want to quickly find the rough amount, it is a great tool to use.

By:Matthew N.

High Protein Bar


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ThinkThin is a High Protien Bar with no sugar…..Almost.

ThinkThin High Protien Bars have 20 grams of protien and 0 grams of sugar. But this bar has 23 total carbs. 11 grams of those carbs are sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohol is not alcohol. It is a type of sweet carbohydrates.

Sugar alcohol is better for you than sugar, and in some cases studies has been shown to have health improvements.


By:Matthew N.

New American Diet Rules

“A national embarrassment . . . a betrayal of the diligent work of nutrition scientists, and a willful sacrifice of public health on the altar of profit for well-organized special interests.”

That’s just one of the responses to the 2015-2020 diet rules for Americans. The guidelines are put into five main areas.

  • Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. Eating patterns are the combination of foods and drinks that a person eats over time.
  • Focus on variety, nutrient-dense foods, and amount.
  • Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats, and reduce sodium intake.
  • Shift to healthier food and beverage choices.
  • Support healthy eating patterns for all.

These dietary rules are said to be based on scientific fact, but other food scientists are countering that by saying they are too vague or that they don’t make sense.  The guidelines also state that less than 10% of your daily intake of calories should come from added sugars and 10% should come from saturated fats.

It is said that the average American should consume:

  • A variety of vegetables, including dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy and other vegetables.
  • Fruits, especially whole fruits.
  • Grains, at least half of which are whole grains.
  • Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages.
  • A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), soy products, and nuts and seeds.
  • Oils, including those from plants: canola, corn, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean, and sunflower. Oils also are naturally present in nuts, seeds, seafood, olives, and avocados.

That is a basic idea of the new American dietary guidelines. Click here for a link to the guidelines in full.  Comment what you think the new guidelines are: too vague, or just right?



By: Thomas K.

Edited by: Rohan K.


Skittles Vs. M&Ms

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Starving for some M&Ms? Or do you want some Skittles instead?

What most people don’t know is that they shouldn’t eat either!  They are both very high in sugar. There are 22 grams of sugar in just 1 ounce of Skittles! 2 more grams of sugar, and your done for the entire day.

M&M’s have 18 grams of sugar per ounce. They do have less sugar than Skittles, but still have a lot. Eat both of those together, and you’ve gone 16 sugar grams beyond what you’re supposed to eat in day!


By: Nikolai S.

Edited By: Rohan K.

Original Chocolate Pudding vs. Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding

Regular Chocolate Pudding vs. Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding

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Sometimes you are in the mood for pudding but you have to choose between sugar free pudding or regular pudding.

If you think there is no difference between the two and you pick regular pudding, you are making a mistake. A regular 3.7 ounce chocolate pudding has a somewhat amazing 17.8 grams of sugar. That’s almost ruins your day of sugar. If you chose sugar free pudding, you would have consumed 0 grams of sugar.

If I had the choice, I think I would choose sugar free pudding.




by Mitchel R. and Jaques L.

Dark Chocolate Vs Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate

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There is reason why milk chocolate is so sweeeeeet, while dark chocolate is bitter.

Everyone knows that chocolate bars contain a lot of sugar. But have you figured out which chocolate―dark or milk―is better? Well, one ounce of milk chocolate contains 14.6g of sugar. The size of one ounce is even smaller than a regular milk chocolate bar!

For dark chocolate, one ounce contains 6.8g of sugar.

Still not a small amount, but surely better.


By: Grace K.

Top 10 Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cereals for Kids


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You know that tasty cereal you have every day?

Well, you’d better think twice before you dip your spoon in that sugary mix!  Because if you eat one of the top 10 least nutritious cereals, you have to change your diet, especially if you are trying to change your diet.  Most of these cereals are made of approximately 39 % sugar!  Ever wondered how much sugar is in your breakfast?  Well, here’s your answer; most the cereals that actually sell well are one of the most unhealthiest breakfast’s made,  so, you better think twice before you shove a spoonful of sugar down your throat!

#top10healthiest #top10unhealthiestcereals #forkids

By: Luke S.