Every Thursday Eat by Stars brings you 5 grocery items chosen at random. Here we go!
Sweet Corn on the Cob
Per 6’’ ear: calories 78, fat 1g, carbs 17g, protein 3g
Sweet corn on the cob is a summer barbecue treasure. Picking out your teeth afterward is the only drawback. Unless you slather your ear in butter. Try salt & pepper, olive oil, thyme, or cayenne pepper instead. Or go light on the butter smear.
Goat Cheese Crumbles
Per ounce (a large pinch): calories 70, fat 6g, carbs 1g, protein 4g
Goat cheese is soft and adds a nice creamy texture to a summer salad. It’s high in saturated fat, so go easy. A little goes a long way.
Emerald Breakfast on the Go Nut Pouch®
Per pouch: calories 200, fat 11g, carbs 23g, protein 5g
It’s not exactly the greatest breakfast around. Too much saturated fat, dietary sugar, and weird ingredients. But, like many breakfast options, something in the morning is better than nothing.
Per 2 & 2/3rd cup (2 large handfuls): calories 180, fat 14g, carbs 11g, protein 2g
It’s definitely not a daily snack or regular pantry candidate, but as a party or occasional indulgence it surpasses most other bagged snacks.
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup®
Per 2 tbsps (2 big glugs): calories 100, fat 0g, carbs 24g, protein <1g
Man, I miss this stuff. What a joy to use Hershey’s syrup to make chocolate milk or a sundae as a child. Naturally, chocolate syrup isn’t health food. But the kid inside could care less.
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.