I'm Curious and Taking a Poll
Monday, September 27, 2010
So I went grocery shopping yesterday. I went to grab some light beef hot dogs. Long ago my husband and I ate the fat-free hot dogs, but one day realized we really didn't like them. We switched to the light as a happy medium. So I'm about to grab the Oscar Mayer light beef franks, and I see the Nature's Place all natural franks, no added nitrites or nitrates. And I have a dilemma. I want the lower fat, lower calorie product, but I also want the hot dogs without the additives. What did I do? I bought a package of each.
I'm truly trying to make healthier choices, but was really stumped on which one was "healthier." Now we don't eat hot dogs all the time, but they are a great, fast, easy, meat to make up a dinner with when there's little time, little energy, or nothing else in the house. Anyway, my plan is to try to eat the natural ones and see if I even like them. If I do, maybe I'll switch and try to accommodate the added calories. If not, I'll keep eating the chemicals.
So my poll question is, which do you choose? (It doesn't have to be about hot dogs, but in general: calories/fat vs. more natural products.)
*Funny thing, once I wrote that last line, I knew which I wanted. I want the more natural product. I do not use artificial sweeteners. I measure my sugar. I do sometimes use spray butter, but I also use real butter. I prefer real food to chemically engineered food. So assuming those hot dogs actually taste good, they will probably be what I buy from now on...Unless my husband revolts for some reason.