|G E T T H E M U N C H E E S|
Health is Wealths Tofu Munchees sound too silly for wordslittle whole-wheat pillows that are stuffed with organic tofu cheese and broccoli or spinach. Dont laugh.
Pop them in the oven and these mini egg rolls turn into delicious cheesy centers surrounded by decadent I-cant-believe-its-not-deep-fried crust.
Six Broccoli Tofu Munchees have just five grams of fat (none of them saturated), 140 milligrams of sodium, 160 calories, and three grams of fiber. (The box lists two Munchees-1 oz.-as a serving, but you could
easily eat six. That would match the 3-oz. serving listed by other munchie-type makers.) The Spinach Tofu Munchees have a bit more sat fat (one gram) and sodium (320 mg).
The companys seven other Muncheesincluding Burrito, Pizza Tofu, and Veggiealso come wrapped in whole (or mostly whole) wheat crusts. And while they have too much sodium for us to recommend, theyre worlds better than most of the competition. Totinos Pizza Rolls and La Choy Mini Egg Roll Munchers, for example, average about twice as much fat and sat fat.
So when you get the munchies, head for the Munchees.
Health is Wealth(609) 728-1998.
|T H E H O L E T R U T H|
The bagels in McDonalds three new Bagel Breakfast Sandwicheslike just about any bagelsare low in fat. Its the toppings that turn them into potentially lethal weapons.
The Ham, Egg, & Cheese Bagel piles shaved ham, egg, and a couple of slices of American cheese on a buttered bagel with breakfast sauce (souped-up mayonnaise). Half a days saturated fat (nine grams) and sodium (1,530 mg) and a button-popping 550
calories...and you havent even made it to work yet.
The Steak, Egg, & Cheese Bagel is about as bad, but its the Spanish Omelet Bagel thatll have your heart begging for mercy690 calories, 39 grams of fat (14 of them saturated), 280 mg of cholesterol, and 1,560 mg of sodium. To your arteries those numbers look like an Egg McMuffin plus a Sausage Biscuit. If you want to have breakfast under the Golden Arches, try the cereal with 1% milk, a bagel or English muffin with jam, an order of hotcakes with syrup, or a low-fat apple-bran muffin.
The Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches arent available in every McDonalds. Theyre being test-marketed in only 6,000 of the companys 12,500 outlets.
What a McShame.