Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The BAD/BETTER/BEST of Foods Challenge Post # 7


BAD – potato chips

A typical one ounce serving of chips (which doesn’t amount to much in comparison to finishing off a whole bag) runs around 150-170 calories and 9-11 grams of fat- 30-40 percent of which is saturated fat - the “bad” kind that is linked to heart disease.

BETTER- whole wheat pretzels

Try an ounce of these instead which will amount to 100-120 calories and 0-1 grams fat, none of which is saturated. Most of them contain as much as 2-3 grams of fiber too.

BEST- air popped popcorn

An ounce (which is a generous 3 cups popped ) will only cost you 90-100 calories and 0-1 grams of fat (none is saturated) and you’ll get a bonus of 3-4 grams fiber as well. Popcorn is actually considered a “whole grain” food. Try it in my Ridiculously Easy Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix recipe.


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