Our food comes wrapped in plastic trays, cans, boxes, bags, jars, and foil. Now Taste Adventure is recycling an old-fashioned package. Its Mildly Spicy Low Fat Black Bean, Lentil, Red Bean, and 5 Bean Chilies come in what look like pint-sized milk cartons.
Your job? Pour the dried ingredients into a sauce pan, add two cups of water, boil, simmer, and (ten minutes later) eat.
One bite and you wont be surprised that the label says 100% Natural, No Gums, Fillers, or Preservatives, No Animal Products, No MSG, No Added Fats or Oils. Its mostly precooked lentils or beans, plus textured soy flour, tomatoes, chili and bell peppers, herbs, and spices.
And its nutrient-packed. Each one-cup serving has about 240 calories, 1½ grams of fat (none saturated), an incredible 11 to 18 grams of fiber, 17 to 19 grams of protein, 30 percent of a days iron, and at least 40 percent of a days vitamin A and vitamin C. (At 480 to
500 milligrams per serving, sodium
isnt low...unless you compare it to
Add a salad and fresh fruit and you can enjoy the warm weather outside... not in your kitchen.
Taste Adventure: (800) 874-0883.
Burger King has done it again.
Not content to sell the unhealthiest fries, the unhealthiest grilled and fried chicken sandwiches, and one of the unhealthiest burgers in the known fast-food universe, BK couldnt rest until it dreamed up another disaster.
The companys Chicken Club is nothing more than its fried chicken sandwich‹a slab of fried chicken with some shredded lettuce and a big slather of mayo plus a few strips of limp bacon and a couple of slices of tomato. If your life insurance is paid up, you can ask for it with cheese. But even cheese-less, this baby packs 700 calories, 44 grams of fat (nine of them saturated), and 1,300 milligrams of sodium. And those numbers dont include the trans fat from the shortening in the Kings deep fryer.
Instead, try a McDonalds Chicken McGrill (without mayo). Its got 340 calories, seven grams of fat, and 890 mg of sodium. Add a packet of light mayo if you can find one and the fat rises to just 11 grams. And Burger Kings own BK Broiler without the mayo will set you back just nine grams.
The bottom line: Youd be better off with just about any grilled or broiled chicken sandwich from anywhere.
Burger King: (305) 378-3535.