If you’ve ever visited the healthy lifestyle blog, Carrots n Cake (Check out her new blog as well, Trading Up Downtown), you have probably heard of the company NuVal that Tina recently joined. I thought it was a great program from the get-go, and decided the concepts of their idea of healthy living would be perfect for the healthy New Years resolutions that many people strive for. Now that January is half way done, maybe your already lagging on the healthy eating front—if so NuVal is just one of the many nutritional tools available for your use and benefit in 2010.
NuVal in a nutshell--
- Developed by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts, the System helps you see – at a glance – the nutritional value of the food you buy.
- The NuVal System scores food on a scale of 1-100. The higher the NuVal Score, the better the nutrition.
- Where can you find the NuVal scoring system? It is currently at Price Chopper, Meijer, and HyVee grocery chains—you can also suggest a store on the NuVal website.
So I decided to pick a few of the foods I’ve been eating quite a bit lately to see what my nutritional numbers are based on NuVal’s system. How do you think your foods would be rated on NuVal’s nutritional number scale?
- Egg beaters 100% liquid egg white= 26
I was somewhat shocked by the low count for the Eggbeaters, but regular eggs are only 33, so not a huge difference—I would have thought eggs would have been in the 50-70’s range! Also if you do prefer Eggbeaters over regular eggs, you could choose to go with the ones mixed with yolks which would boost the nutritional number score to 36.
Clif Luna Bars
CLIF LUNA SUNRISE VANILLA ALMOND: 27
CLIF LUNA SMORE: 26
CLIF LUNA LEMON ZEST: 25
CLIF LUNA TOASTED NTS N CRNBRY: 36
CLIF LUNA PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE: 27
CLIF LUNA NUTZ OVER CHOCOLATE: 25
I thought since one of my main snacks on my vacation last week was Luna bars I’d see what they were rated. Unfortunately not too high at all which surprised me since they have so many vitamins and minerals in them.
- 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soymilk=82
- Regular fat-free milk=91
Not a huge difference between soymilk and fat-free dairy milk, which brings me again to this post.
- Butternut Squash=100
Who knew a few sprays of FF cooking spray and 40 short minutes in the oven could produce a healthy squash fry?!
What tools do you use to implement healthy eating choices?
**All information adapted from http://www.nuval.com**