The Top 5 Healthiest Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year again: Girl Scout cookie season. Everyone’s favorite cookies are proliferating the supermarket and making their way to our doorstep. But while it might feel good to support your local Girl Scouts by buying their cookies, it doesn’t feel too great after you’ve devoured an entire box.

Like all things in life, eating Girl Scout cookies is all about moderating yourself; but if you want to spring for the healthiest options possible, these are our five top picks.

Shortbreads

Generally accepted as the “healthiest” Girl Scout Cookie, Shortbreads come in at about 30 calories per cookie. They also have a relatively low amount of sugar and fat, with around 1 gram of each per cookie. A serving size is comprised of four cookies total, making each serving 120 calories, including 4.5 grams of fat and 4 grams of sugar. Not bad!

Savannah Smiles

Savannah Smiles are a low-calorie choice, coming in at 28 calories per cookie. They also have slightly less fat than Shortbreads, but they make up for it with their sugar content. You can thank that powdery dusting of sugar on top for the 2.5 grams of sugar per cookie.

Trios

One of the gluten-free options on the Girl Scout roster, Trios aren’t particularly low-calorie, but they’re one of my top choices. This is because their number one ingredient is gluten-free whole grain oats, a wholesome and nutritious ingredient. They also offer a decent amount of protein per cookie, coming at about 4 grams per serving.

Toffee-Tastic

Toffee-Tastics are my number four pick. Not only are they gluten-free (they’re made with rice flour instead of wheat), they also come in second place for the lowest amount of sugar per cookie. They weigh in at 70 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 3.5 grams of sugar per delicious cookie.

Thin Mints

Thin Mints, a vegan option, make the list for a couple of reasons. For one thing, they are only slightly more calorific than Shortbreads, coming in at 40 calories, 1.75 grams of fat and 2.75 grams of sugar per cookie. However, although Thin Mints are a good option for vegans, they do have a decent amount of saturated fat (spoiler alert: it isn’t from coconut oil).

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Jack Y
Jack Y14 days ago

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Jack Y
Jack Y14 days ago

thanks

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John J
John J14 days ago

thanks for sharing

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John J
John J14 days ago

thanks for sharing

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Jennifer M
Jennifer Mabout a month ago

but they all taste so good ha ha

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Paulo R
Paulo Reesonabout a month ago

ty

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Ramesh B
Ramesh Babout a month ago

Thank you for sharing info

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Carole R
Carole Rabout a month ago

Sorry but when I eat cookies I don't think healthy.

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Elaine W
Elaine Wabout a month ago

O.K. Thanks.

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Chad A
Chad Andersonabout a month ago

I have not had Girl Scout cookies in years and then they were old ones in my grandmother's room.

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