Trade Up Tuesday: Breakfast Drinks

We've all heard it a million times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, so many of us still skip breakfast. Now, sure, in an ideal world I'd love for you to sit down with your whole grain oatmeal, ground flaxseed, fresh fruit and a scrambled egg but most people are lucky to grab a cup of coffee on the way out the door. When the sit-down breakfast just isn't an option consider this Trade Up for instant breakfasts.

Trade Up from
Carnation Instant Breakfast Classic French Vanilla
NuVal 26
Jovan's All Natural Dreamy Creamy Vanilla Instant Breakfast
NuVal 44

You can see above that the Jovan's Instant Breakfast has a higher NuVal score (the higher the score, the better the nutrition). What gives Jovan's such a higher score? When you compare the nutrition of the two products below you can see that while Jovan's contains slightly less potassium, protein, vitamin C and calcium, it also contains less calories, considerably less sodium, more fiber, less sugar and more vitamin A and iron. Overall, Jovan's has better nutrition.

Be sure to look for the NuVal scores right on the price tags at Market Street, United and Amigos Supermarkets.

Carnation Instant Breakfast Classic French Vanilla
Serving size: 1 packet
Calories: 130
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: <5mg p="">Sodium: 120mg
Potassium: 240mg
Total Carbohydrate: 27g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 18g
Protein: 5g
Vitamin A: 15%
Vitamin C: 140%
Calcium: 25%
Iron: 25%

Ingredients: Nonfat milk, maltodextrin, sugar, lactose and 2% or less of dicalcium phosphate, cellulose gum, magnesium hydroxide, sodium ascorbate (vitamin C), ferric orthophosphate (iron source), natural and artificial flavors, alpha tocopheryl, acetate (vitamin E), niacinamide, copper gluconate, zinc oxide, calcium pantothenate (pantothenic acid), manganese sulfate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), biotin, vitamin K1 (phytonadione), folic acid, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin).

Jovan's All Natural Dreamy Creamy Vanilla Instant Breakfast
Serving size: 1 packet
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 10mg
Potassium: 200mg
Total Carbohydrate: 23g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 15g
Protein: 4g
Vitamin A: 50%
Vitamin C: 50%
Calcium: 15%
Iron: 50%

Ingredients: Nonfat milk, organic evaporated cane juice, soluble corn fiber (Fibersol 2), maltodextrin, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, vitamins (ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin E acetate, niacinamide, ferric pyrophosphate (iron), zinc sulfate, calcium pantothenate (pantothenic acid), vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine HCL (vitamin B6), manganese sulfate, copper gluconate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin mononitrate (vitamin B1), biotin, folic acid, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, phytonadione (K1), sodium selenite, sodium molybdate, cholecalciferol (vitamin D), cyanocobalamin (B12), vanilla bean, stevia extract.


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