A Shake n Bake Knockoff

It’s Eat by Stars time!  Five more grocery items chosen at random.  This week more squeezable fruits, a Shake n Bake challenger, and making a decision without nutritional info…

Organic Girl Super Greens®

Per half package: calories 20, fat 0g, carbs 3g, protein 2g

Even products that are practically perfect can’t resist sticking big exciting words on the package to increase the perceived health benefit.  At least here it’s accurate.  Dark leafy greens are food powerhouses.  Just don’t screw it up by adding creamy dressing, croutons, or other salad ruiners.

Buddy Fruits®

Per pouch: calories 60, fat og, carbs 15g, protein 0g

Like this fruit in a squeezable form we recently reviewed, Buddy Fruits are not nearly as bad as fruit in a pouch seems.  Again, actual fruit is far superior, but as portable packaged snacks go this 5 ingredient pureed fruit mix isn’t a horrible choice.

Kraft Fresh Take Savory Four Cheese®

Per 1/6 packet: calories 100, fat 5g, carbs 8g, protein 6g

It appears Kraft is out to improve upon good old fashioned Shake n Bake.  I assumed we’d gone as far as we could with coating chicken breast with quasi bread crumbs and fillers.  No matter.  Grilled chicken with herbs is always preferred, but if this new concoction gets you or your family to eat more chicken, so be it.

Cracker Creations 5 Grain with Peanut Butter®

Per 2 cracker pack: calories 140, fat 7g, carbs 15g, protein 4g

The folks at Lance are trying to fool you.  They’re making the typical cracker packs seem more exotic and slapping the work “grain” on the cover.  It’s a ruse.  While these may be arguably better tasting then the Lance in your pants, they’re similar in health profile.

Deli Cajun Krab Dip

No nutritional info available

Here’s a tricky one.  No nutritional info is given on this deli-packed kinda-seafood dip.  The creamy complexion should be a giveaway this isn’t your best option.  So should the long ingredient list with cream cheese as the headliner.  (And remember, crab spelled with a k means imitation meat.)

Disclaimer: I take all these pics myself at local markets.  Unless specifically noted(®), I am not attempting to single out a specific brand or company.  One company’s product is not different or better than another’s similar product. I get all my nutritional info from the package.  For items without packages I consult fitday.com and the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory website.


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