While it's hard to call Girl Scout Cookies health food exactly, some varieties are certainly easier on your waistline than others. In order to help you decide which boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to order this year (because, honestly, it's hard to say "no" to those little girls!), here's a list of the best and the worst Girl Scout Cookies when it comes to serving size, calories and fat. Obviously, not ordering or eating Girl Scout Cookies is the best way to avoid overindulging, but hopefully this information comes in handy in case you do have a craving or a box arrives on your doorstep!
The 3 Best Girl Scout Cookies for You:
1. Shortbread Cookies. You can have four of these buttery cookies for 120 calories and 4.5 grams of fat, making them one of the best Girl Scout Cookie options out there!
2. Savannah Smiles. The Savannah Smiles are the newest variety of Girl Scout Cookies, and comparatively, they're not a bad one to try. A five-cookie serving has 140 calories and 5 grams of fat.
3. Shout Outs! There's a lot to shout out about these. Four cookies has 130 calories and 5 grams of fat. Not too shabby for a treat.
The 3 Worst Girl Scout Cookies for You:
1. Lemonades. These Girl Scout Cookies sound innocent enough, but just two of them have 150 calories and 7 grams of fat. Now that's not very sweet, is it?
2. Thanks-A-Lot. This type of Girl Scout Cookie certainly isn't thanking your health. Just two of them have 150 calories and 6 grams of fat. Thanks but no thanks!
3. Peanut Butter Sandwich. Three of these add up to 160 calories and six grams of fat. If you want a peanut-butter sandwich, it's more filling to go ahead and just make yourself a real one!
Do you usually order Girl Scout Cookies? Will you this year? Does this information change your order? Tell us!
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.