Surprising Fact About Non-Stick Sprays

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Thankfully the week is winding down and sliding into the weekend. My calories gradually head south during the week, so by Fridays I’m feeling quite like Cookie Monster when I look at my meals and snacks. I only need to get through today and then I get a free day tomorrow.

I sometimes stress over free day since I can never decide exactly what I want to eat. I usually avoid things like burgers since I can eat burgers (without buns) pretty much whenever. Since I don’t get a lot of carbs I tend to go for the carbs when I get a cheat meal. Carbs or ice cream.

What do you like to eat on your free days? I’m always open to yummy suggestions. I also plan to try a couple cupcake recipes from Cupcake Wars. I got mini hot pink and purple foil cupcake wrappers just for the occasion. I decided the other day that I am going to try gingerbread cupcakes with a merlot buttercream. I’m excited just thinking about them.

TGIF! I also read something this week that I found interesting about non-stick sprays. I use them all the time when making eggs, sauteing veggies and stuff like that. The can says 0 calories on it so I thought all was great. I discovered that is a bit misleading. It is 0 calories for a 1/4 second spray. Who sprays for 1/4 of a second?! I’m not even sure that is possible to do.

In reality, each 1 second spray has about 7 calories and 1 g of fat. I typically spray for 2-3 seconds which I think is realistic. Those calories have the potential to add up if you do this frequently in cooking. It’s not a huge amount, but I found this surprising so I thought I’d pass the info along. You can verify the numbers on the Pam website. Do you spray for 1/4 second? Do you use non-stick sprays?

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