Tuesday Trade Up: Blueberry Muffins

Most people wouldn't expect to find "Health Food" on the baking aisle but you can make better choices when you are there. Remember, NuVal is in our stores to help you Trade Up. We don't expect you give up your cereal, pasta or even blueberry muffins; just Trade them Up.

As you gear up for this three day weekend you might find yourself with a little extra time to bake some blueberry muffins. Here's our Trade Up of the week.

Betty Crocker Blueberry Muffin Mix NuVal Score: 2
Trade Up to:

Let's take a closer look:

Betty Crocker Wild Blueberry Mix
Nutrition -
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (1 muffin prepared), Calories 120, Total Fat 1.5g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 210 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 26g, Dietary Fiber <1g, Sugars 14g, Protein 1g.
Ingredients: Enriched flour bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Blueberries canned in light syrup (blueberries, water, high fructose corn syrup), sugar, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil, modified corn starch, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), salt, corn starch, propylene glycol monoesters of fatty acids, mono and diglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactlate, citric acid, xanthan gum, cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavor, dried cultured cream.

Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin Mix
Nutrition - Serving Size: 1/4 cup (1 muffin prepared), Calories 131, Total Fat 1.5g, Saturated Fat 0.0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 222 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 24g, Dietary Fiber 3.6g, Sugars 3.5g, Protein 5g.
Ingredients: Stone ground whole wheat flour; whole dried cultivated blueberries (blueberries, sugar, sunflower oil); brownulated sugar; molasses; brown milled flax seed; wheat starch; monocalcium phosphate; baking soda; salt; natural blueberry flavoring.

So Hodgson's has 11 more calories and 10 more mg of sodium BUT it also has less saturated fat, less carbohydrates, more fiber, less sugar and 5x the protein! Take note that Hodgson's also does not contain high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated oils.

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