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Girl Scout Cookie month. Little did we know, back when we were selling Tagalongs and Juliettes door to door, that
one day we would ourselves become the moms on the other side—wild-eyed and
practically drooling as they scanned our catalog and used our pen to tick off
the boxes next to their favorite treat.
have changed—you can now download a Girl
Scout Cookie finder app on to your iPad; girls can set their cookie
goals, manage their inventory and learn Internet safety
skills with a Digital
Cookie platform—but the lure of a gooey-sweet Samoa or stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth Tagalong remains the same.
a dream world, Thin Mints would
count as health food and Pilates instructors would recommend Do-Si-Dos for killer abs. Until that happens,
here are some pie-in-the-sky white lies you can tell yourself about how Girl Scouts' current
(We don't need justification to eat a cookie, of course. As Joyce Meyer told us, "Eat the Cookie … Buy the Shoes." But, just in case you're the kind of person who needs a little encouragement, read on.)
Four Thin Mints deliver 6 percent of your daily iron needs. You've been tired lately; you're probably anemic. You need iron.
Samoas contain toasted coconut. Coconut is a superfood. Therefore, Samoas are
superfoods. Also, if you chew your cookie very well and then swish the
resulting mixture around your mouth, it counts as oil pulling
and could theoretically help prevent cavities.
3. Cranberry Citrus Crisps
doesn't exactly burn when you pee, but you have
been going to the bathroom a smidge more frequently than usual. It's probably a
UTI. Quick—eat three of these.
4. Peanut Butter Patties
of these babies pack 2 grams of protein, which means a sleeve of them has as much protein
as a skinless chicken breast, so they're basically a Paleo-friendly health food.
5. Rah-Rah Raisins
These bad boys are studded with Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. And Greek yogurt solves every health problem under the sun.
Toffee-tastics are gluten-free. Anything that's
gluten-free is good for you, right? Eating these will basically make your
stomach feel better, whether you have Celiac disease or not.