Friday, April 29, 2011

Lunch from Home: Pasta & Processed Stuff

By Ed Bruske
aka The Slow Cook

At first glance this looks like a pretty healthy lunch--pasta in a thermos and a fresh apple. But on the side we have the processed stuff.

That four-ounce container of Yoplait Whips!--key lime pie-flavored yogurt "snack"--contains a whopping 21 grams of sugar, or five teaspoons worth in the form of high-fructose corn syrup. That's almost twice as much sugar, ounce-for-ounce, as in chocolate milk.

Then there's some kind of Special K bar. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good look at it and can't read the label from the photo. Maybe one of our readers recognizes it and can fill us in.

Need we repeat? Sometimes the lunch from home is worse--sometimes much worse--than what the schools are serving.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like one of the Special K strawberry cereal bars with icing. They're gross--I have a massive sweet tooth, but on the one occasion when I bought one from the vending machine at my office, it was so sweet I could barely finish it. The strawberry flavor is kind of chemical-tasting, too.