Sugar Stacks

It’s no secret that I have one heck of a big sweet tooth.

I Love Cupcakes!

Though I love the sweetness of sugary foods, I do not like how they can leave me feeling lethargic, tired and even sick to my stomach if I indulge too much.

Over the weekend I saw a really neat post on that directed readers to a website called, that visually shows viewers just how many lil’ sugar cubes are in various food items.

(Picture from

Visually seeing just how much sugar is in some of your favorite foods can really make you think twice before reaching for a second cookie.

Would you actually sit down and eat 4.5 sugar cubes? No! But when the sugar is hidden in a cookie, it’s easily to put that thought out of your mind.


When I made my lunch for today, I kept the sugar content low and natural and derived my sweetness from fresh strawberries.

Fresh Strawberries

I made myself a peanut butter and strawberry sandwich on a whole wheat sandwich thin.

Creamy PB

PB & S Sandwich

On the side I enjoyed several sliced strawberries and a cup of Chobani plain Greek yogurt, sweetened with a couple drops of honey.

Monday Lunch

Cuisinart Sale

As some of you may know, I love the website Rue La La and use it often to get great deals on designer clothes (Especially jeans – I love William Rast and Ernest Sewn).

The site features daily sales that begin at 11 a.m. and today’s sale seemed blog-appropriate since it featured lots of kitchenware from Cuisinart. It’s an “invite only” web site, but you may click here to enter the boutique and shop around. (Warning: You may become addicted.)

26 Responses

  1. ahh I might’ve eaten about 20 sugar cubes last week! WHOOPS πŸ™‚

  2. Those strawberry’s look so yummy. I need to go out and get some!

  3. what a great idea to just put plain strawberries on! YUM πŸ™‚

  4. I feel like I eat way too much sugar…sometimes I try to cut down but other times I say meh, enjoy life! The strawberry pb combo looks delicious. Thanks for the ruelala e-vite!

  5. I love that first picture!! So perfect. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the rue la la link…definitely checking it out now!

  6. i saw a thing like that on sugar in high school nutrition class! it was crazy.. it showed the sugar in gum, soda, cookies, cakes, and even some breads/bagels! it can really sneak up on ya.

  7. Is it awful that I WOULD eat all those sugar cubes…and the cookie too? LOL?!!!

  8. Ahhh, I’ve seen those pictures with the sugar cubes before…yikes! I like to try to avoid that visual πŸ˜‰ It is scary to see how much sugar is in one cookie like that…but that’s why it’s all about moderation!
    Love your lunch picks today…Chobani+strawberries is my FAVE!

  9. yikes! no wonder i crash after one large chocolate chip cookie at work! me and the other girls in the office love these delicious vegan cookies that are sold in the pharmacy next door, but I never feel good after eating them

  10. I have never heard of putting PB and berries together, but why not?

    I want to check out that site and work on limiting my ‘added sugars’.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, love!

  11. Peanut butter and strawberries sounds like it could be a yummy combo! I love the FitSugar website as well. I’m actually devouring a bowl of strawberries as I type this! πŸ™‚

  12. I had a peanut butter sandwich and greek yogurt for lunch today too πŸ™‚ Good thinking!

  13. That is eye-opening– I would be scared to see some of the sweets I indulge in in terms of sugar cubes…eek! πŸ™‚

  14. Whoa, I am most shocked by the picture of the sweetened condensed milk on that site! Cah-razy! I have a mean sweet tooth too, and wouldn’t put it past myself to eat an actual sugar cube πŸ˜‰

  15. Ironically, my human garbage disposal of a boyfriend first made me aware of how much sugar I was eating! I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater, but if I indulge, it’s always in sweets. Lately I’ve been trying to eat sugary foods only when it’s truly worth it- a delicious bakery cupcake is way better than a prepackaged candy bar!

  16. Thanks for the website tip! Very excited!

  17. i LOOOVE fruit and pb!! its the best!! how bout some PB dipped strawberries?!?!?!

  18. Wow those sugar stacks really do put it in perspective, yikes!!

    Your lunch looks so yummmmmmy!!

  19. that cupcake image is too cute!

  20. ahh rulala was a sorority-wide obsession for a moment in time. no one needs sugar when there are strawberries to be consumed πŸ™‚

  21. Love the idea of strawberries on your sandwich – thats brilliant. Rue La La makes me sad because they don’t ship to Canada, but they do have amazing deals.

  22. I feel like the biggest gaps in my healthy eating are with sugar and salt/sodium. I try so hard to not eat processed foods, lots of junk and empty calories, soda, fried stuff, etc. most of the time… yet I donΒ΄t think much of eating foods with a ton of HIDDEN sugar or sodium, or dumping half the salt shaker on my bowl of popcorn. I really need to pay more attention to that.

  23. I used to look at the RueLaLa website all the time, but have never purchased anything. It’s funny because I was just writing on my blog yesterday about how I was certain products (cuisinart griddle and food processor).. but the deal isn’t quite good enough for me. I’m going to wait it out and see if I can get it on some type of super sale! haha!

  24. […] contemplating sugar a bit more, I stumbled over through Julie’s post. I mean, being careful about what to put in my body I knew the vending machine was pretty much off […]

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