Monday, March 11, 2013

No Time to Slow Down



I have a specialty baking business and work for myself. I make mostly custom cakes for birthdays, weddings, showers and so on. Many people think that working for yourself, from home, translates into lots of free time, bon bon eating, soap opera watching... I don't want to shatter anyone's illusions, but working for yourself is not idyllic as it may sound. If you work in an office or for someone else, chances are you are not responsible for every detail of the business you work for. Yes working for myself does afford me some flexibility but it's up to me to get all of my orders completed. I'm the one that makes the cakes, designs and decorates them, answers the phone calls and texts, does the billing, the list goes on. It's all on me to complete the orders I take. If I don't get a cake done on time then little Suzy may not get her birthday cake. Trust me no one wants that to happen! It seems as though many of my days are spent running around from place to place. Whether is a cake delivery, meeting with a bride or client about a cake, buying more supplies, etc. On days like these I usually grab my go cup of coffee and anything I can find to eat and head out the door. I don't have the time to worry about things like fiber and whether or not I've had any fruit today. I know it's important to eat right but when a cake has to be at a venue by a certain time and I'm hungry, I want something that I can just grab and eat on the go.

That's what I love about the new Grab and Go! packs of Fig Newtons. They are made with whole grains and each pack has five grams of fiber - pretty great for a snack food. Plus they are packed with that wonderful fig filling that has made Fig Newtons one of my all-time favorite cookies. I can keep a couple of the packets of Newtons in my purse and have a delicious whole grain and fruit snack on hand anytime, anywhere!

Newtons have gone way beyond just the fig cookies. They have introduced a new line of fruit thins cookies. They come in a variety of flavors. I have had the Cherry Vanilla Fruit Thins and Oh.My. these cookies rock! They are a crisp wafer cookie studded with pieces of dried cherry. The fact that they contain no high fructose corn syrup and 8 grams of whole grains per serving is just the cherry on top for me. *hee hee* I may have to throw some these into a zip baggie and toss them into my purse too!

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2 comments:

Grace Wang said...

Dang, you ruined the stereotype of a stay-at-home momma d: Just kidding! My mom's always running from place to place, too. I love fig newtons! My go to snack is Nature Valley Bars. mmm tasty :)

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