9/10/13

Trade Up Tuesday: Portable Applesauce




Today’s Trade Up Tuesday features portable applesauce. Applesauce is one of those foods that kids and adults alike seem to enjoy. It is a popular snack that requires no preparation & is easy to pack. You can have it as a snack or as a side for your lunch. 

My favorite thing about both Motts Applesauce Natural Snack & Go and Go-Go Squeez is squeezing it out of the pouch. So how to we choose which one to go for?

Trade up Motts Applesauce Natural Snack & Go, with a NuVal score of 4, for better-for-you Go-Go Squeeze, with a NuVal score of 25. This makes Go-Go Squeeze a winner!

Let’s take a closer look at what each one contains:

Motts Applesauce Natural Snack & Go (NuVal 4)
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 pouch (90g), Serving per container: 1, Calories: 70, Calories from fat: 0, Total fat: 0g, Sodium: 5mg, Total carbohydrate: 18g, Dietary fiber: 1g, Sugars: 17g, Protein: 0g, Vitamin C: 20%, Potassium 2%
Ingredients: Apples, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

Go-Go Squeez (NuVal 25)
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 pouch, Serving per container: 1, Calories: 60, Calories from fat: 0, Total fat: 0g, Sodium: 0mg, Total carbohydrate: 15g, Dietary fiber: 1g, Sugars: 12g, Protein: 0g
Ingredients: Apple, Apple Juice Concentrate

Go-Go Squeeze has less sodium, sugar, and calories than Motts Applesauce Snack & Go. With a superior NuVal score I know which applesauce I am going to Go for!

Remember all forms of fruits and veggies count.


Subject provided by Aria Gollner RD and content provided by Monica Parodi
Aria Gollner, RD, LD is a new Registered Dietitian with Market Street. She completed her education at The University of Texas in Austin in 2003 and continues to work as a clinical dietitian in Dallas. She loves food blogs and is getting started as a regular contributor to the Living Well at Market Street Blog.
Monica Parodi, TWU Dietetic Intern/MS graduate student. She completed her BS in Nutrition at Abilene Christian University in 2012, and is pursuing her RD credential and a MS in Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University. She enjoys food & nutrition and is looking forward to an exciting career in dietetics.

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