Friday, May 6, 2011

FUEL Foodie Friday

FUEL Foodie Friday offers insights and expertise for any who shares a common interest in making smart food buying choices for their families. Also for the health conscious consumer that is tired of the same ole grocery list.  I will be your supermarket guinea pig and report on everyday finds at supermarkets, big-box stores, and the neighborhood health food stores.
Newman’s Own
Salad Dressings Balsamic Vinaigrette  

Newman’s Own salad dressing is an essential in my kitchen. There are a variety of flavors that will turn an ordinary lunch salad into an extraordinary experience. The dressing also makes for unique meat or produce marinade.  

Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette gets two thumbs up! It has 50% less fat and 50% fewer calories than regular Balsamic Vinaigrette. The ingredient list could come off an elementary student’s spelling test with all natural, all legible Ingredients.

A single serving yields 45 calories per 2 Tablespoon. The total fat is 4 grams and Sodium is 470 mg for those watching their salt intake. Carbohydrates are at 2 grams and sugars only 1 gram making it more than acceptable for Diabetics.

The Newman's Own Dressing has a nice fresh, herb flavor with a somewhat garlicky undertone. You can see the oil and vinegar separation when you hold the bottle up to the light; you need to shake it well before pouring.
Newman’s Own does not just make great products they also give back in a big way. Newman's Own Foundation donates all profits and royalties after taxes to educational and charitable purposes. Newman's Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. Over $300 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982. The Newman's Own Foundation makes grants to charities within the United States and abroad.
An 8oz bottle ranges $5-6.00 and can be found at all major groceries.

1 comment:

  1. Rebecca, I found this dressing shortly after beginning the Runner's Fuel Meal Plan. I absolutely love this dressing. It has made all the difference in the world in eating my salads as I cannot eat a dry salad. Salads are just not salads to me without the dressing! So Kuddo's to Newman!!!