Dietitian's Top Pick: Chocolate Teddy Grahams

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A mere 200-something years ago, when our forefathers were building our country's foundation, cookie recipes were not that common. According to culinary historians, the first historic record of cookies was their use as test cakes. A small amount of cake batter was baked to test the oven temperature. In the 1796 cookbook American Cookery: or, The Art of Dressing Viands, Fish, Poultry and Vegetables, and the Best Modes of Making Puff-pastes, Pies, Tarts, Puddings, Custards and Preserves, and all kinds of Cakes, from the Imperial Plumb to plain Cake by Amelia Simmons, there were only 2 cookie recipes.

Fast forward to 2012 and you have the convenience of choosing from over 200 cookies on the cookie aisle, without having to even heat the oven. One of the best features about the NuVal system we have in stores, is that you can choose better options from each category. If you choose to include cookies in your diet, you can choose cookies with higher NuVal scores.

For example, Chocolate Teddy Grahams have a NuVal score of 26. The highest cookie NuVal score is a 32 so these aren't too far off.

Cookies?! If cookies are on your shopping list, these Teddy Grahams
have one of the highest NuVal scores on the cookie aisle.

This is one of the healthier options on the cookie aisle. 24 pcs have 130 kcal and 4.5g fat. What a great snack option for your kids this summer. They are also great dipped in peanut butter.

Look for this sign on other Dietitian's Top Picks throughout the store.

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