Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Goodie: Kashi TLC Cookies

One of the nice things about the Self plan is the inclusion of a daily treat, or a planned indulgence, as it were. ;) I try to limit processed foods that I bring into the house so when I do I like to know that they have the best ingredients possible and Kashi always fits the bill. When I saw that Kashi TLC cookies were on the list, I picked up a box at Publix. They come in three varieties, Oatmeal Dark Chocolate, Happy Trail Mix and Oatmeal Raisin Flax. I chose the chocolate chip (duh!) because...

I'm not a fan of soft baked cookies from a package. They always have a funny, off putting taste with terrible texture, but Kashi pulled no punches and made a delicious, satisfying cookie. With 130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein and quality ingredients, you get so much more bang for your calorie buck with TLC than say a 100 calorie pack of Chips Ahoy. And just look at this thing...

Now that's a cookie!

The softness reminds me of a chocolate chip blondie but with a nice nuttiness and bit of crunch from the whole grains and nuts. They aren't stingy with the dark chocolate either. One of these big, honking cookies with a hot cup of decaf chai with milk in the evening is the perfect end to a day of nutritious and delicious eating.

If you've tried the other varieties, please let me know what you think.


  1. Seriously-- one of the best cookies I have ever had next to homemade. And no raisins!

    Alison :)

  2. OMG, whoever came up with that comic strip must know me! Thanks for the tip on the cookies, will pick them up w/Bovril!!