Eat by Stars continues with 5 grocery items chosen while I wandered the aisles.
Good Sense Organic Tropical Trail Mix®
Per ¼ cup (small handful): calories 140, fat 8g, carbs 18g, protein 2g
This mixture of dehydrated fruit and nuts is a solid snack choice. It packs a caloric punch so a little goes a long way. But whether hiking or running errands it satisfies your hunger and gives a good mix of carbs, protein, and healthy fats. If you’ve got the wherewithal, making your own would be a superior option.
Franklin Farms Veggie Burger®
Per patty: calories 100, fat 2g, carbs 10g, protein 12g
I can’t comment on taste and texture of this vegetarian burger, but it certainly has a superior nutrition profile to a standard beef patty. Anyone who has tried one let me know how they stack up at a summer barbecue.
Per Bowl: calories 280, fat 1g, carbs 44g, protein 4g
Yeah, yeah, the breakfast of champions. We get it. In case you weren’t aware, eating cereal will not make you an Olympic athlete. Or even a marginal pickup basketball player. Still, if it’s this or no breakfast at all, eat your Wheaties. (Tip: Cereals are notorious under serving size culprits. Double all nutritional values.)
Black Jewell Black Popcorn®
Per popped bag: calories 420, fat 17.5g, carbs 56, protein 7g
The box tells me black popcorn is superior because it contains more antioxidants. If you down a whole popper bag yourself I promise it isn’t. Share among 2 or 3 others and it’s a decent movie time snack.
Late July Organic Mini Cheddar Cheese Crackers®
Per 13 crackers (one heaping handful): calories 110, fat 9g, carbs 16g, protein 4g
I’m a big fan of organic foods. I’m not a big fan of slapping organic on a label to make white flour crackers and fake cheese look healthy. These are the same category as Ritz Bits and their kin.
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.