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2008 Healthy Food Awards: Great Grains
Best Sliced Bread
Arnold 100% Natural Whole Wheat Bread
Even white-bread lovers won't mind a slice or two of this soft and chewy whole wheat.
Per slice: 90 calories, 3g protein, 16g carbohydrate, 1.5g fat (0g saturated), 3g fiber.
Garden City All Natural Roll-Ups Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour
A yummy whole-grain taste.
Per wrap: 110 calories, 4g protein, 23g carbohydrate, 0g fat (0g saturated), 4g fiber.
Thomas' Sahara Pita Pockets 100% Whole Wheat
Mild flavor and supersoft texture make this a winner. Testers loved it dipped in hummus.
Per loaf: 140 calories, 6g protein, 27g carbohydrate, 1.5g fat (0g saturated), 4g fiber.
Best English Muffins
Thomas' Hearty Grains 100% Whole Wheat English Muffins
The addition of whole grains to this perennial favorite gives each serving added fiber.
Per muffin: 120 calories, 6g protein, 23g carbohydrate, 1g fat (0g saturated), 3g fiber.
Best Hamburger Buns
Pepperidge Farm Classic 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
Whole wheat goodness without the whole wheat taste. A family-friendly option for summer cookouts
Per bun: 120 calories, 6g protein, 18g carbohydrate, 2g fat (0g saturated), 2g fiber.
Barilla Whole Grain Rotini
Terrific source of fiber and protein. A great weeknight staple.
Per 2 ounces: 200 calories, 7g protein, 41g carbohydrate, 1.5g fat (0g saturated), 6g fiber.
Best Brown Rice
Minute Ready to Serve! Brown Rice
Pop a container in the microwave for 60 seconds and voila! You can't beat the convenient packaging: Each container holds one cup.
Per container: 170 calories, 3g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 4.5g fat (0.5g saturated), 2g fiber.
Best Rice Mix
Uncle Ben's Ready Whole Grain Medley Brown & Wild Rice
Whole-grain rice with garlic, onions, spinach, celery, tomatoes, and carrots. A tasty, easy side dish.
Per cup: 220 calories, 6g protein, 40g carbohydrate, 4.5g fat (0.5g saturated), 2g fiber.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2008.