4/29/14

Trade Up Tuesday: Frozen Strawberry Pops


Well, tomorrow is the end of April and soon we'll be into May. The neighborhood pools are getting ready to open up, kids are counting days till summer and yes, my Texas friends, we will soon be sweating and asking ourselves "was it this hot last year?"

We've spent most of April in the frozen foods section celebrating Frozen Foods Month and I can't leave the frozen foods aisle without a nod to popsicles. Take a look at our Trade Up for today. If you trade up from Dreyer's Outshine Fruit Bars Strawberry flavor to Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Strawberry flavor you are actually going to get less carbs, sugar and more protein for only 10 more calories.

Remember that NuVal takes into consideration every piece of information on the nutrition facts panels as well as the ingredients. If you chose the frozen pop just by calories, you'd miss out on the extra protein and reduction in sugar.

Just as a note, remember when you see fruit flavored dairy products that most of the sugar is coming from fructose (from fruit) and lactose (from dairy). When reading the ingredient list, check that the dairy and fruit are listed before the added sugar.

Dreyer's Outshine Fruit Bars Strawberry
NuVal 5
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 70
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Total Carbohydrates: 17g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars:17g
Protein: 0g

Ingredients: Water, strawberries, sugar, carob bean gum, guar gum, citric acid, color (beet juice, turmeric extract), natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Strawberry
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 80
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 50mg
Total Carbohydrates: 15g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 6g

Ingredients:Nonfat milk, Greek yogurt (cultured pasteurized nonfat milk, live active cultures), strawberries, sugar, milk protein concentrate, maltodextrin. Contains less than 2% of concentrated strawberry juice, natural flavor, citric acid, red beet juice (for color), pectin, water, guar gum, locust bean gum.


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