Its the original comfort food. But the fat and salt in macaroni and cheese give little comfort to your poor heart. Enter Annies Homegrown, a small Connecticut company with a line of mac and cheese thats good for the body and the soul.
Every cup of Annies delicious creamy Whole Wheat Shells & Cheddar packs all of the whole grains vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber (six grams). And the whole wheats organic. Follow the directions on the box and a cup of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese will get you but one gram of fiber...along with five times more fat and nearly twice the sodium.
If youre not ready to make the leap to 100 percent whole-grain, try mixing Annies Whole Wheat Shells & Cheddar half and half with one of her nine other (non-whole-grain) flavors. Our favorites were the Shells and Cheddar and the Mild Mexican. Compared to most other macaroni and cheese mixes, youll get less salt, less fat, and no artificial colors.
All that and the satisfying taste of real homemade food. What more could you ask for? The way we figure it, unless you¹ve got a thing for neon-orange pasta, theres no reason not to give Annie a whirl.
Annies Homegrown(707) 782-1085
Pretzels arent the healthiest snack. Theyre no match for fruits and vegetables and theyre often loaded with salt. But at least you could always count on them to be low in fat and sugar. That is, until Nestlé launched its Pretzel Flipz.
The White Fudge or Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels manage to combine saturated fat and sugar into an innocent-looking snack. Just nine of the tiny White Fudge Flipz supply six grams of fat, five of which will head straight for your coronary arteries. Thats a quarter of your days sat fat quota.
What to blame it on? Look no further than the fractionated palm kernel oil and hydrogenated palm oil.
Thats worse than what youll find in the Milk Chocolate Flipz, which also have six grams of fat. But theyre made with cocoa butter instead of palm oils, which means only 31/2 grams of sat fatthe same as youd get from a McDonalds Hamburger.
Why blow a sixth to a quarter of a days saturated fat on eight or nine mini pretzels, which may not be enough to whet some appetites?
So completely irresistible youll make up excuses to eat 'em, says the back of the bag.
Dont rack your brain.