As we approach Grocery Day in the Soltierra household, I managed dinner with a grilled cheese sandwich. I wanted something to go along with it, and found one of those single serving bags of chips atop the frige. Instead of eating them bag-lunch style, I decided to pour them onto the plate that would hold my gooey sandwich. Behold, the entire contents of the bag:
At first I was outraged (and I still am, a little). How DARE they put so few chips-- and soooo few whole chips-- into this bag and sell it to people? Then I read the nutrition information. The bag contained 1/2 ounce of chips (about 7 of them), and will supply you with 70 calories. Fair enough, I thought, and proceeded to supplement my meal with a small salad. In considering the second side to my sandwich, I became grateful that the bag contained so few chips and gave me the opportunity to add something nutritious and-- gasp!-- grown-up to my dinner.
As I took my final bites, I was still a little bitter about the lack of chips the bag supplied, but will now think twice about grabbing some for a snack. I think they should change the saying to, "All that and a side salad." *air snap, snap, snap*