Tuesday Trade Up: Afraid of Alfredo?

Some of America's favorite comfort foods are creamy dishes. Pair that with the number one dinner served nation wide, pasta, and you get a creamy, comforting pasta alfredo dinner. However, those counting calories, fat and sodium might be somewhat hesistant to ladle up.

With NuVal, the nutrition scoring system at Market Street, you can make trade ups throughout the store. Creamy alfredo sauce will never get the perfect score of 100 but you can make small changes that really add up. This week for Tuesday Trade Up we compare two different alfredos.

Dietitian's Tip: Try pairing your alfredo sauce with a smaller portion of whole wheat or whole grain pasta and tons of veggies.

Classico™ Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce NuVal™ = 23
Classico™ Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce NuVal™ = 11

So why such a gap? Let's take a closer look:

Roasted Garlic Alfredo (NuVal score 23)

Cream, Water, Parmesan Cheese (Cultured Part Skim Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Enzyme Modified Egg Yolks, Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Butter, Sugar, Roasted Garlic, Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Canola Oil, Xanthan Gum, High Maltose Corn Syrup Solids, Natural Flavors (Including Garlic and Onion), Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil Contains Milk, Egg, Soybeans

1/4 cup (60 g)
Calories 70, Total fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 30 mg, Sodium 430 mg, Total Carbs 3g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 1 g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%,

Four Cheese Alfredo: (NuVal score 11)
Water, Cream, Enzyme Modified Egg Yolks, Romano Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Parmesan Cheese (Cultured Part Skim Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Modified Corn Starch, Butter, Provolone Cheese with Smoke Flavor (Partially Skimmed Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Natural Smoke Flavor), Ricotta Cheese (Milk, Vinegar, Salt), Salt, Sugar, Whey Protein Concentrate (Dairy), Whey (Dairy), Xanthan Gum, Roasted Garlic Puree, Buttermilk Solids, Black Pepper, Natural Flavors (Including Onion), Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Phosphate, Soybean Oil

1/4 cup (60g), Calories 80, Total Fat 6 grams, Saturated Fat 4 grams, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Sodium 390 mg, Total Carbs 4 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 2 g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 2%.

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