Sunday, January 22, 2012

Healthy Choices from the Smart Source and Red Plum inserts 1-22-12

 Food related coupons from 1-22-12  Star News Red Plum

  • Pretty slim on the coupons in there this week
  • Land O Frost Wrap Kit or Sub Sandwich Kit – lean deli meats are no too bad for you
  • SuperPretzels Soft Pretzels are good for you
  • Rhodes Cinnamon rolls – will go in the not so good for you category
  • So 2 out of 3 are decent healthy choices

Food related coupons from 1-22-12 Star News Smart Source
  • Chock Full O Nuts – coffee has no calories =)
  •  French’s Mustard – a VERY wise choice over mayonnaise! 
  • Pepsi – as long as it’s diet
  • Johnsonville Sausage (any type) – the chicken sausage variety has 50% less fat read about it here on their website
  • ¢ off on Lays chips when you buy their dip – They do make a light version of lays but the Olestra/Olean they use to fry them in can cause some tummy upset in some people…so it can be ok but otherwise, no
  • HERSHEY’s – well, who doesn’t like chocolate whether its good for you or not!

The Raleigh News & Observer won the best coupons this week!  Lets break them down by health benefits or lack thereof…
 First, the Smart Source insert...
  •  Kraft Dressings – Oh yeah…they make these in light AND fat free – winner
  • AdvantEDGE or ZonePerfect bars – benefits if you use these
  • Yoplait – both regular and Greek – right on…yep!  Good choice
  • Cheerios – uh-huh these are GREAT for a healthy diet! Even as a snack for the munchies instead of chips!
  • Cake mix and frosting – well, no, but for a special occasion these are nice for sure!
  • Swanson’s Chicken Breast (canned) – YES!  This is great with low/no fat mayo, relish, hard boiled egg whites and celery for a very healthy chicken salad!
  • Nathan’s Fries, Onion Rings or Potato Pancakes – nope…not for health (its fried)
  • Pace – OH yeah…great choice for sure!  Salsa chicken breasts in the crock pot are a favorite!
  • Pepperidge Farms Baked Naturals Snacks – they’re baked not fried
  • Hunt’s canned tomatoes – YUP, great choice for recipes! 
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Corn – less butter varieties are a healthy diet staple for sure!
  • Chock Full O Nuts – coffee has no calories ;)
  • Oreo Ice Cream cakes or rolls – Nah…prolly outta bypass this one
  • Red Baron, Tony’s or Freshetta Pizza – not great, but who doesn’t like a good pizza with veggies or spinach and tomato?
  • Frank’s Hot Sauce or Sweet Chili Sauce – absolutely, instead of high fat mayo, these are great on sandwiches, eggs, rice, etc
  • Lay’s chips and dip – see above from SS of Star News
  • Pepsi – as long as it’s diet
  • French’s Mustard, honey or Dijon, or dipping sauce- any of these are perfect…I like to make chicken breast baked in the honey dipping sauce for a healthy dinner
  • Mt Olive Pickles – YES!  No calories to speak of!
  • A1 Steak sauce – lower calorie for baked potatoes than butter and sour cream, try it for a low calorie side!
  • Sargento Shredded Cheeses – yep, in the reduced fat version!
  • White Castle Burgers – I cant even TRY and make these healthy so, no
  • Tyson Any’tizers – these are fried, so for health reasons, they are not a good choice
  • Hershey’s!  We wont go there again!  Chocolate should have it’s own part of the food triangle!
  • Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast – a homemade pizza with veggies is a healthier choice than any of the others!
  • Real California marked cheeses – in moderation cheese is a great source of protein
  • Budweiser BBQ sauce – another great choice for baked potatoes (instead of butter and sour cream) or on grilled chicken.
  • Johnsonville Sausage – see above, get chicken variety
  • French’s Worcestershire Sauce – always good for you on anything
  • Lunchables – with fruit is a good choice and they come with a rice crispy treat so that’s a better choice than cookies
  • Oscar Mayer Carving Board or cold cuts – lean deli meats are good choices
  • Velveeta cheese – well, no…processed and high in calories but it’s yummy for a Super Bowl dip!
  • HeluvaGood dips – only if they make a light version
  • WhoNu? Cookies – these are good, they have as much fiber as a bowl of oatmeal, as much calcium as a glass of milk, and as much vitamin C as a cup of blueberries so they say in a serving size of  3 cookies.

Red Plum Raleigh News & Observer 1-22-12

  • Newman’s Own Salsa – the non cheese variety is perfect!
  • Newman’s Own Salad Dressing – light version for sure
  • Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Pizza – notsomuch
  • Special K Cerial Bars, Fruit Crisps or Granola Bars – right on, great snack!
  • Uncle Ben’s – nice choice for a low fat choice, just omit the butter
            See above for these
                                    Rhodes cinnamon Rolls
                                    SuperPretzel Soft Pretzels
                                    Land O Frost Wrap or Sub kits

So, there you have it, another fine week of healthy coupons.  This list is only formulated using all the food related coupons from both Smart Source and Red Plum in both newspapers (Star News and Raleigh News & Observer) that I get!!

More evidence for those who believe coupon use is bad for you….UMMMMMmmm….NOPE!  Try again ;)


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