|FOOD FOR THAW|
Office picnics, family barbecues, team cookouts: Its that time of year again...and its your turn to bring the salad.
Instead of your famous potato salad or coleslaw, how about whipping up a crisp, delicious, healthy combo of black beans, sweet corn, and red and green peppers? Or what about broccoli, snap peas, julienned carrots, baby corn, water chestnuts, red peppers, and black olives?
Too much trouble?
Can you spell t-h-a-w?
Thats right. Its that simple. C&W frozen vegetable
salads dont even require boiling water. Just empty the bag into a colander, run some cold water over the vegetable mix, and Voila! Instant salad.
Eat it plain or (better yet) mix in a jar of your favorite salsa or fat-free, low-sodium dressing. (If you follow the dressing recipes on the packages, make sure to cut back on the salt, mayo, oil, etc.)
Whether its the Garden Pea, Early Harvest Vegetable, White Corn Pacific Harvest, or Sweet Corn and Black Beans, now youve got a healthy and tasty reason to ditch your old-standby mayo-heavy salads.
Youre more likely to find C&W products on the West Coast than in the East. Hear that, Green Giant? Birds-Eye?
|NOT A LATTA COOL|
Blame it on Starbucks. Its Frappucinos set off the frozen coffee drink stampede a few summers ago. Since then, every chain worth its beans has come up with its own icy, creamy concoction.
Dunkin Donuts shouldnt have tried so hard.
Unlike Starbucks low-fat Frappucinos (thats low-fat, not low-calorie or low-sugar), Coolattas have a whole lotta artery-clogging fat. Try
22 grams of total fat14 of them saturatedin the 16-oz. small. Get the 32-ounce large and youre talking more than a full days sat fat, 820 calories, and 25 teaspoons of sugar. Thats what happens when you whip up four cups of coffee, sugar, cream, and ice.
Dunkin Donuts isnt exactly known for being a friend to arteries, but the 28 grams of sat fat in a large Coolatta are what youd get in a slice of the Cheesecake Factorys Original Cheesecake. That couldnt have been what you had in mind when you stopped in for a quick thirst-quencher.
Coolattas dont have to be that bad. Order yours with skim milk instead of cream and the sat fat goes to zero. Even decadent whole milk means only five grams of sat fat in the large.
Dunkin Donuts Headquarters swears that servers always ask the customer what kind of milk to use. But when we visited a handful of outlets in and around Washington, we always got creamed, so to speak.
Dunkin Donuts(781) 961-4000 ext. 2699.