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Trade Up Tuesday: Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal


Need a quick breakfast in the mornings? Try instant oatmeal…just be sure to use NuVal to trade up to the higher scoring oatmeal. Instant oatmeal can be a great source of fiber and vitamins and minerals. Just remember to use NuVal to trade up which compares the nutrition facts and ingredients. The difference between the two types of oatmeal here is that one choice (Quaker) has “strawberry flavored fruit pieces” which are actually apple pieces. The other choice (Oat Revolution) contains actual dried strawberries. Strawberry flavoring contains lots of additional ingredients and preservatives which can make the product taste a little different when compared to eating actual dried strawberries but it also makes the ingredient list 2X longer. Other differences are minor but the product that uses actual strawberry pieces will contain more vitamin C and folic acid.

Quaker Oats strawberries (NuVal 13)
1 pkt
Calories 130
Total fat 2g
Sat fat 0.5g
trans 0g
Chol 0mg
Sodium 180mg
carb 27g
fiber 2g
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
A 20%
c 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 20%
Ingredients: Whole grain rolled oats, sugar, flavored and colored fruit pieces (dehydrated apples [treated with sodium sulfite to promote color retention], artificial strawberry flavor, citric acid, red 40), creaming agent (maltodextrin, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, whey, sodium caseinate), salt, calcium carbonate, guar gum, artificial flavor, citric acid, niacinamide, reduced iron, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin mononitrate, folic acid.

Oat Revolution Strawberries and cream: (NuVal 29)
1 pouch
Calories 130
Total fat 2g
Sat fat 0.5g
trans 0g
Chol 0mg
Sodium 180mg
carb 27g
fiber 2g
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g
A 20%
c 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 20%
Ingredients: whole grain rolled oats, sugar, flaxseed, natural and artificial flavor, dehydrated strawberries, salt, citric acid.
Vitamins and minerals: Calcium carbonate, ferric phosphate (source of iron), alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), niacinamide, vitamin A (palmitate), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin mononitrate, folic acid.

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