Girl Scout Cookies Ranked
Girl Scout season is here, and that means it's time to support your local troops! Because Girl Scout cookies are undeniably delicious, it can be hard to control the amount you eat. As a result, they can easily sabotage your diet. Fear not, though -- some Girl Scout cookies are actually healthier than others. Here's your favorite Girl Scout cookies ranked from healthiest to least healthy, so you don't have to feel so guilty eating one or two...or maybe even three:
1. Savannah Smiles
Savannah Smiles are zesty, lemon-flavored cookies that are dusted with powdered sugar. Each cookie only contains 28 calories, 4.6g of carbs, 2g of sugar, and .3g of saturated fat. You'd need to briskly walk for roughly 6 minutes to burn off one cookie.
Trefoils are vanilla-flavored shortbread cookies. One cookie contains 30 calories, 4.75g of carbs, 1g sugar, and .5g saturated fat. In order to burn off one cookie, you'd need to briskly walk for approximately 7 minutes.
3. Thin Mints
Thin Mints are chocolate mint flavored cookies with a chocolate coating. Each cookie contains 40 calories, 5.5g of carbs, 2.75g of sugar, and 1.25g of saturated fat. You'd need to do the elliptical for almost 8 minutes to burn off one cookie.
Do-si-dos are peanut butter sandwich cookies. They are made with crunchy oatmeal on the outside and creamy peanut butter on the inside. Each cookie contains 57 calories, 7.3g of carbs, 2g of sugar, and .83g of saturated fat. To burn off just one cookie, you'd need to engage in approximately 8 minutes of aerobics.
Trios are chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies that are gluten-free. One cookie contains 57 calories, 6.3g of carbs, 3.6g of sugar, and 1.16g of saturated fat. You'd need to ride your bike for 10 minutes to burn off one cookie.
Tagalongs are cookies that have a peanut butter layer covered with a chocolate coating. Each cookie contains 70 calories, 6.5g of carbs, 4g of sugar, and 2.5g of saturated fat. You'd need to jog for 9 minutes to burn off one cookie.
Samoas are caramel and toasted coconut-covered cookies. One cookie contains 70 calories, 9g of carbs, 5g of sugar, and 2.5g of saturated fat. To burn off just one cookie, you'd need to engage in 8 minutes of calisthenics.
S'mores are graham sandwich cookies with a chocolate and marshmallow filling. One cookie contains 75 calories, 10.5g of carbs, 5g of sugar, and 1.75g of saturated fat. To burn off just one cookie, you'd need to jump rope for almost 9 minutes.
Everything in moderation
When it comes to eating Girl Scout cookies, remember to indulge in moderation. To prevent overeating, keep cookies out of sight. What's more, consider portioning out cookies in Ziplock bags so that you are less likely to eat too many in one sitting. Don't feel pressured to eat all of your Girl Scout cookies, either -- you can freeze them for up to one year.