10/3/12

Dietitian's Top Pick: Thomas' English Muffins


Do you find yourself always looking for quick and healthy meal and snack ideas? A great solution to this problem is grabbing Thomas Light Multigrain English muffins, a Dietitian's Top Pick, from the breads section and using your imagination to create healthy, low-calorie, high fiber snacks for you and your family! Try adding apples and melted cheddar or nut butter and bananas to make a healthy snack! For breakfast, add scrambled egg whites and low-fat cheese to these muffins. Thomas Light Multigrain muffins can also be used to make a healthy and hearty meal that kids will love by tossing on some tomato sauce, light cheese and vegetables and baking in the oven to make a mini-pizza! I'm sure you can think of plenty of other great meal and snack ideas with this great, healthy product!

Look for this Dietitian’s Top Pick sign in the breads section.

NuVal Score: 42
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Calories 100, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 180mg, Carbohydrates 26g, Fiber 8g, Sugars 1g, Protein 5g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 6%.

Ingredients: Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour [Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Reduced Iron, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid], Water, Modified Food Starch, Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Fiber (Cellulose and/or Soy), Polydextrose, Farina, Cornmeal, Toasted Wheat Germ, Natural Flavor, Preservatives (Calcium Propionate, Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate), Salt, Cracked Wheat, Rye, Grain Vinegar, Whey, Datem, Leavening (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda), Malt Extract, Ground Corn, Soybean Oil, Dextrose, Cellulose Gum, Brown Rice, Oats, Mono- and Diglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Ethoxylated Mono- and Diglycerides, Soybeans, Triticale, Barley, Flaxseed, Millet, Sucralose, Sodium Steroyl Lactylate, Soy Flour, Nonfat Milk. 

What are some quick and healthy meal and snack ideas that you can think of using these Thomas Light Multigrain English muffins?

"Kristen is a guest blogger for Market Street. She is a Texas Woman’s University Dietetic Intern and graduate student working on her degree in nutrition. Kristen is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and is originally from Muenster, Texas. She is currently developing her cooking skills and enjoying every learning experience. Kristen’s other hobbies include reading, exercising, spending time with her family, and shopping at Market Street!"

Thanks to Holley Browning, Texas Tech University Dietetic Intern, for help gathering the nutrition facts and ingredients. Holley is a Texas Tech Dietetic Intern and graduate student working on her degree in nutrition. Holley is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is originally from Plainview, Texas. She is currently working hard in her internship and learning more about becoming a Registered Dietitian. She really enjoys trying new foods, and learning how to make healthier recipes. Holley's hobbies are spending time with her friends and family, working-out, and buying fresh foods at United Supermarkets!





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