Soy nuts arent nuts. Theyre better than nuts.
They have a seductive, peanut-like taste, but with about 25 percent less calories, a third more protein, and twice the fiber of peanuts.
A one-ounce serving (1/4 cup) of Mighty Mo Munchies, for example, averages 120 calories, four grams of fat (three of them the good, unsaturated kind), and 170 milligrams of sodium. It also supplies ten grams of protein (about a quarter of a days worth) and an impressive six grams of fiberwhat youd get in about three slices of whole-wheat bread.
Soy nuts are about as simple as a snack can get. Theyre soybeans that have been roasted and (often) flavored. Mighty Mo Munchies, for example, come in Cajun, Ranch (our favorite), Unsalted, and Original. Eat them right out of the bag, toss them on a salad, or sprinkle them over a baked potato.
Just ignore all the cancer-fighting, osteoporosis-fighting, stamina-increasing hype on the packages. Thats Mighty Mos department talking (but apparently not its legal department, since the claims seem to be illegal). Soy does lower cholesterol, so that claims okay.
Mighty Mos are only the tip of the roasted-soybean iceberg. Try So Soya+ or one of the smaller regional brands. Youll be soy glad you did.
Cruelty to animals. Thats what Keebler ought to be charged with.
Animal crackers have been a popular snack for kidsof both the little and adult varietyfor decades. They may not be as nutritious as a piece of fruit, but theyre not loaded with saturated fat and sugar, like many cookies.
So how could 15 cute little Keebler Frosted Animal Crackers end up with more sat fat than a McDonalds Quarter Pounder and more sugar than a Hersheys Chocolate Bar? Check the back of the bag. The second ingredient (sugar is first) is partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed and/or palm oils. Nuf said.
A single-serve, two-ounce bag delivers 290 calories, nine grams of saturated fat, and 28 grams (seven teaspoons) of tooth-decaying sugar. Thats twice the sugarand six times the sat fatyoud get in the same-size box of Ernies Animal Crackers, which is Keeblers frost-free version.
If Keebler wanted to be honest about its Frosted Animal Crackers, it would replace those lions and elephants and hippos and bears with sharks and rattlesnakes and scorpions and black widows.