Tags: whole wheat

One of my favorite lunches is a whole wheat english muffin with butter, with scrambled eggs, maple syrup and a nice big apple. I normally get the Thomas’ Whole Wheat english muffins as those are my favorite, but the grocery store was out. So, I decided to pick up another brand and give this one a try. They sounded pretty good- the label said “No High Fructose Corn Syrup” and “No Artificial Ingredients or Preservatives”. They sounded yummy! And I didn’t think they could taste that different from the other ones, right?

Well,….

I opened up the package, and saw that these were rather round and dense english muffins. When I split open the muffin to toast it, it wasn’t as soft as I would have liked it, but I figured it didn’t really matter since I was toasting it anyway. After a few minutes, the edges crisped up and the english muffin toasted quite nicely- no soggy spots or anything. I took a bite, and wasn’t that pleased. It had a very dry, wheat flavor, and well, was kinda very bland. I spread some butter on it, and that did help (of course butter helps!) Then I poured some maple syrup on it, and it soaked up the maple syrup quite well, and was good with that. It was like english muffin french toast, minus the cinnamon, and crunchy. So perhaps it wasn’t like french toast at all. Moving on…

The next day I had the english muffin with butter, a sprinkle of salt, and a fried egg rather than scrambled eggs, letting the yolk absorb into the english muffin (delicious!).  With the fried egg, it was better, but still wasn’t spectactular.

Overall, there are pros and cons to these. I did like that it was a doughy muffin, and after toasted it had a soft interior and crusty edges. I also like that it was HFCS free and all natural, along with being whole wheat. What I didn’t like was that it had a very off taste- cant quite put my finger on it. One of the ingredients is vinegar- perhaps that’s it? I wasn’t sure. Nonetheless, it had a very strong taste that I wasn’t too fond of, except when I had the fried egg and butter on it. I’m not sure if I would buy these again.  Overall, 2 1/2 stars.

1 muffin is 130 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 6 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite thing to put on an english muffin?

In an effort to stay out of rut of eating the same things over and over again, I decided to switch things up a bit for lunch today. Conveinently, the nice people over at EVOL Burritos sent me some of their all natural burritos a little while ago, so I had some frozen goodies awaiting me.

So, instead of my usual, I decided to try the Tofu & Spinach Saute burrito, alongside some applesauce for dipping (you know me!), and a chopped apple for some added crunch. This one is vegan, made with 80% organic ingredients, and uses a whole wheat tortilla with some yummy filling inside. According to the wrapper, in this burrito there was “tofu sauteed with spinach, herb roasted skin-on potatoes, black beans and authentic tomato salsa”. It sure sounded yummy!

I used the microwave method of heat 1 minute, flip over, heat 1 minute, but I reccommend if you ARE going to do it this way- pop it in the toaster oven for a little bit after to crisp up the edges. My tortilla was a bit chewier than I liked it to be, but that was obviously from the microwave.

The burrito doesn’t seem too big, but when you cut open into it, it’s PACKED with filling. It was oozing with black beans and spinach, which were soft and quite flavorful. There was very strong onion and pepper/herb flavor throughout the whole burrito, which was tasty! There were sporadic chunks of both potatoes and tofu, the potatoes were starchy and soft, and sort of reminded me of a potato knish. The tofu was a surprising yellow color, but very flavorful, and had quite a bit of a kick to it. It wasn’t too salty, and went great dipped in my all natural applesauce.

Overall, 4  stars. This burrito was tasty, FILLING, and low in calories and fat! It also was packed with veggies, and made a very satisfying lunch. I think it would be perfect on the go, or maybe as part of a meal with an extra veggie or fruit like I did. Either way, if you are a burrito person (or need a vegan option), I would give this a try!

Onto the Pork & Green Chili Burrito- I had my brother try this one, and he really enjoyed it! Again, it was a huge tortilla, bursting with filling, and it sure smelled absolutely delicious. You could definitely smell the spiciness that filled the kitchen once popped out of the microwave. It wasn’t too spicy for him, but he’s also one of those who can put hot sauce on just about everything! He also enjoyed the bean flavor it provided, and gave it 4 1/2 stars. Thanks for the help, bro! 8)

1 Tofu & Spinach Saute burrito is 230 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 38 carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.

Filling:Juice, Onions, Corn Starch, Garlic, Jalapeños, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Spices), Roasted Potatoes (Potatoes, Spices, Canola Oil), Sautéed Tofu (Organic Tofu [Organic Soy Beans, Water, Natural Nigari {Magnesium Chloride}], Sea Salt, Nutritional Yeast, Canola Oil, Curry Powder), Spinach. (Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Palm Oil, Baking Powder, Salt).Organic Black Beans, Tomato Salsa Organic Tomatoes in Tortilla: Organic Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla

1 Pork & Green Chile burrito is 450 calories, 11 grams of fat, 71 carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 19 grams of protein.

Filling:Green Chilés, Onions, Jalapeños, Tomatoes in Juice, Water, Garlic, Spices), Pinto Beans, Roasted Potatoes (Potatoes, Spices, Canola Oil), Monterey Jack Cheese (RBST-Free Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Corn Starch. Pork Green Chilé Stew (Pork Raised without Antibiotics, Hatch Tortilla:Flour Tortilla (Enriched Wheat Flour [Niacin, Iron, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Enzymes], Water, Palm Oil, Baking Powder, Salt, Guar Gum).

9 Aug 2009, Comments (0)

Snikiddy Chocolate Chip Bites

Author: healthnuttxo

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I love cookies. Especially chocolate chip cookies! That’s why I was excited to try Snikiddy All Natural Chocolate Chip Bites.

Delicious! The cookies are definitely bite sized, about the size of a half dollar or a big bigger than a quarter. The have big chocolate chips, or chunks rather dispersed in each bite sized cookie. They also have a slight hint of a caramel/molasses taste to them, but not overpowering. They are sweet, but again not TOO sweet, so they are good. The texture is sort of like when you make home-made cookies, the day after. They aren’t super soft like homemade, but not hard like chips ahoy. A bit of a happy medium and are crumbly as they are tasty.

Honestly, I liked them. They were really good with a glass of milk.  I was also happy to know that each serving ( 5 cookie bites) had  3 grams of fiber. Yay!

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5 cookie bites (28g)-  130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 19 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein.

Whole Wheat Flour, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Ground Vanilla Beans), Evaporated Cane Juice, Butter, Sunflower Oil, Molasses, Oat Fiber, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, Natural Flavor, Salt.

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