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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.

  • Best Wrap

    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.

  • Best Pita

    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.

  • Best Pasta

    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.