The Healthiest Carbs In Your SupermarketPosted on Feb 18th 2011 2:00PM by That's Fit Editors
Kashi Whole-Wheat Biscuits, Cinnamon Harvest
One bowl contains all the fiber you need to stay full until lunch.
Per 2 oz (28 biscuits): 180 calories, 6 g protein, 43 g carbs (5 g fiber, 9 g sugars), 1 g fat, 0 g sodium
Best Instant Oatmeal
Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal, Cinnamon
This morning meal has a sane number of calories and won't jolt your taste buds with too much sugar.
Per packet: 160 calories, 7 g protein, 29 g carbs (6 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 3 g fat, 290 mg sodium
Best Steel-Cut Oats
Arrowhead Mills Organic Steel Cut Oats Hot Cereal
It's nuttier and more filling than instant oatmeal.
Per 1⁄4 cup: 160 calories, 6 g protein, 27 g carbs (8 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 3 g fat, 0 mg sodium
Nature's Path Organic Pomegran Plus Granola with Cherries
Mix into Greek yogurt for an easy postworkout snack.
Per 3⁄4 cup: 250 calories, 5 g protein, 38 g carbs (4 g fiber, 13 g sugars), 9 g fat, 60 mg sodium
Best Breakfast Bar
KIND Plus Almond Cashew + Flax (Omega-3) A crunchy, craving-busting bar with just nine ingredients-all of which you can pronounce.
Per bar: 150 calories, 4 g protein, 18 g carbs (4 g fiber, 14 g sugars), 9 g fat, 0 mg sodium
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Include a scrambled egg with one of these for a protein-packed start to your day.
Per bagel: 250 calories, 11 g protein, 49 g carbs (6 g fiber, 9 g sugars), 1.5 g fat, 450 mg sodium
Best English Muffin
Rudi's Organic Whole Grain Wheat English Muffins
Upgrade your breakfast: Top it with tomato, egg, and a slice of Swiss (#23).
Per muffin: 120 calories, 5 g protein, 23 g carbs (3 g fiber, 2 g sugars), 1 g fat, 220 mg sodium
Best Sliced Bread
Arnold Grains & More Bread, 100% Whole Wheat Triple Health
No high-fructose corn syrup and plenty of fiber.
Per slice: 100 calories, 4 g protein, 20 g carbs (6 g fiber, 3 g sugars), 2 g fat, 170 mg sodium
Best Burger Bun
Arnold Select Sandwich Thins, Whole Wheat
Don't let the bread overwhelm your sandwich. These thin buns save on calories so you can layer on protein.
Per bun: 100 calories, 5 g protein, 21 g carbs (5 g fiber, 2 g sugars), 1 g fat, 230 mg sodium
Best Hot Dog Roll
Pepperidge Farm Classic Whole Grain White
A tasty bun that stands up to whatever you top your dog with.
Per roll: 110 calories, 6 g protein, 21 g carbs (2 g fiber, 2 g sugars), 1 g fat, 220 mg sodium
La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil Multi–Grain Soft Wrap
Wrap slices of avocado, lettuce, tomato, and cooked bacon (#115) in this tortilla for an awesome riff on a BLT.
Per tortilla: 100 calories, 9 g protein, 18 g carbs (12 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 3.5 g fat, 290 mg sodium
Weight Watchers 100% Whole Wheat
Perfect for a sandwich on the go.
Per pita: 100 calories, 7 g protein, 24 g carbs (9 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 1 g fat, 260 mg sodium
Best Pizza Crust
Rustic Crust Organic Great Grains
Think outside the box: Top your pizza with thinly sliced potatoes, chopped leeks, prosciutto, and blue cheese crumbles. Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes or until crispy.
Per 1⁄8 crust: 140 calories, 5 g protein, 28 g carbs (5 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 1.5 g fat, 190 mg sodium
Best Whole-Wheat Pasta
Bionaturae Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti
A whole-wheat pasta that doesn't taste like the box from which it came.
Per 2 oz: 180 calories, 7 g protein, 35 g carbs (6 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 1.5 g fat, 0 mg sodium
Best Regular Pasta
Ronzoni Smart Taste Thin Spaghetti
It's smart because it has as much calcium as a glass of milk and three times the fiber of regular pasta.
Per 2 oz: 180 calories, 6 g protein, 43 g carbs (7 g fiber, 1 g sugars), 0.5 g fat, 5 mg sodium
Best Quick-Cooking Rice
Uncle Ben's Ready Whole Grain Brown
The easiest side dish ever. Microwave for 90 seconds and you're good to go.
Per cup: 240 calories, 5 g protein, 39 g carbs (2 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 3 g fat, 15 mg sodium
Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Quinoa
Switch up your sides by swapping it for rice.
Per 1⁄4 cup: 170 calories, 7 g protein, 30 g carbs (3 g fiber, 0 g sugars), 2.5 g fat, 2 mg sodium
King Arthur Flour 100% Organic Unbleached White Whole Wheat
Rich in fiber just like regular whole-wheat flour but with a lighter flavor. Perfect for making homemade pizza dough.
Per 1⁄4 cup: 100 calories, 4 g protein, 18 g carbs (3 g fiber, <1 g sugars), 0.5 g fat, 0 mg sodium
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