|QUEEN OF THE COURT|
The Food Court. French fries, pizza, burgers as far as the eye can see. Whats a mall-goer to do?
Head for Auntie Annes. Its soft, hand-rolled (mostly) Whole-Wheat
Pretzels will satisfy that gotta have something THIS SECOND urge without
clogging every artery youve got. Each five-ounce pretzel has all of the
vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber (seven grams) you count on
whole grains to supply.
But whether your twist ends up as a Right Stuff is up to you. Ask your
server to hold the salt and the sodium drops from 1,100 mg to about 500 mg.
Ask for no butter and youll shave off its two grams of saturated fat. Try
the Sweet Mustard or Marinara Sauce Dip instead.
No salt, no butter, no taste? No way.
Just dont let your delighted taste buds talk you into more than one. Like
most of Annes nine other (non-whole-wheat) pretzels, the Whole Wheat has
about 350 calories.
On the other hand, from the Jalapeño to the Parmesan Herb, they only have
between one and six grams of fat, one to three of them saturated (without
the butter, natch).
And when youre talking mall, thats small.
|SARAS TOO EASY |
The one good thing about cheesecake is that its not a snack food. Make
Sara Lee Cheesecake Bites make it way too easy to scarf down way too much
saturated fat way too often.
Forget buying a whole cake. Forget cutting yourself the thinnest sliver
(well, maybe two).
Now you can have your own individually wrapped chunk of artery sludge
whenever the mood strikes you...something the box never lets you forget.
In case you dont notice the Creamy Right Out of The Freezer on the
front, theres the Ready to Eat! No Thawing, No Waiting emblazoned
across the back.
Youd never suspect that each one-inch square of the Chocolate-Dipped
Praline Pecan, Toasted Almond Crunch, or Chocolate-Dipped Original has 20
percent of your sat fat quota for the entire day.
Something that damaging should take more than two seconds to eat. Make
that ten seconds if you eat the entire five-square serving listed on the
If you dive for five, heres the damage report: a full days worth of
saturated fat and more than 450 calories-about what youd expect from a
slice of cheesecake. But you dont expect to find cheesecake in your
lunchbox...or while youre searching for the frozen peas.
Guess who doesnt like Sara Lee? (If that includes you, give her a call.)