Friday, May 9, 2008

Chicken Nugget Comparison

I always feel a little guilty because Costas eats chicken nuggets for lunch a few days a week. He loves them and I know he will eat a good portion. I always buy the Chicken Drumettes from Trader Joes which are made with white meat and are all natural, but I thought I would try out the Morningstar Chik'N Nuggets, which are made from soy protein. As for a taste test, Costas didn't seem to notice a difference, although he didn't eat as much of the soy nuggets. I preferred the real chicken. Then, I compared the nutritional guidelines and was surprised to find that the real chicken nuggets had less fat and calories than the soy (TJs: 150 calories/6 grams of fat; MS: 190 calories/7 grams of fat). The Morningstar also costs more. So, back to TJs for more chicken nuggets and all of the other food that we love there.


Lorraine said...

we dont have trader joes closeby but we also buy chicken nuggets. last week i bought some brand that was $6 or $7 that were in the shape of dinosaurs. they were a big hit.
aj has a pb&j every day for better than chicken nuggets. ha!

Lorraine said...

hope you had a nice moms day!!!!