Healthy Swap: Dr. Praeger’s Lightly Breaded Fishies vs. Gorton’s Fish Sticks

My daughter has become my second pair of eyes at grocery stores which makes her the best grocery shopping partner. I love the fact that she notices items that I don’t and that she gets excited in trying new things.

She was the one that spotted Dr. Praeger’s Kids Lightly Breaded Fishies at Wholefoods Market. I think that what caught her attention first was the fact that Dora the Explorer was on the box but that was just a plus because when I read the ingredients I was convinced these were a great alternative to all the popular brands out there of breaded fish. I did let her know that they were breaded fish not chicken because she didn’t really know what they were, like I said she just saw Dora the Explorer and aimed at them but she wanted to try them.

When we opened the package at home we noticed that they were lightly breaded just as the package states,  fun shapes for the kids, and they smelled really good. Once baked they turned nice and golden and not greasy at all. My daughter ended up loving them. I tasted one myself and I liked the fact that they were not salty or greasy.

We greatly recommend Dr. Praeger’s Lightly Breaded Fishies. These fishies are 90 calories, 40 from fat, 4g total fat, 1g of sugars, and only 210 mg of sodium. A great alternative as oppose to a popular brand of fish sticks like, Gorton’s Fish Sticks which have 210 calories, 100 from fat, 11g total fat, 3g of sugars, and 310 mg of sodium. A big difference in the numbers not to mention the ingredients.

The ingredients in Dr. Praeger’s Lightly Breaded Fishies are simple and understandable for example minced Alaskan pollock, unbleached flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic and pepper just to mention a few. The ingredients in Gorton’s Fish Sticks read more like a chemistry project. For example: minced alaska pollock, enriched bleached wheat flour, niacin, thiamin mononitrate, cotton seed and/or soybean oil, sodium aluminum phosphate, natural flavor, tripolyphosphate, and TBHQ.

TBHQ caught my attention because I had no idea what it was so I decided to read on it. It is a chemical preservative which is used in foods to delay the onset of rancidness and greatly extends the storage life of foods. Unfortunately the FDA does approve it but doesn’t necessarily make it safe. Consumed in large quantities it can cause nausea, delirium, and vomiting.

Overall, we highly recommend Dr. Praeger’s Lightly Breaded Fishies because they are light, crispy, fun shapes, delicious, and not greasy fish sticks. I am sure your children will greatly enjoy them. We found them at Wholefoods Market but you can visit their website for a store locator near you.

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Mi hija se a convertido en mi segundo par de ojos en los supermercados porque ella suele encontrar productos que yo no necesariamente alcanzo a ver. Y le fascina comprar y probar nuevos productos de comida.

En este caso ella fue la que miro estos pescados empanizados de Dr. Praeger’s. Aunque creo que lo que le llamo la atención primero fue que Dora la Exploradora estaba en el envuelto pero al verlos y leer los ingredientes sabía que era una buena compra para que mi niña los probará.

Al abrirlos en casa me di cuenta que estaban levemente empanizados, estaban en figuras divertidas, olian rico y no se sentían grasosos. Y ya cocinados se veían y olían deliciosos y no estaban grasosos. A mi hija le fascinaron y a mi también porque no estan salados.

Les recomendamos estos pescados empanizados, Dr. Praeger’s Lightly Breaded Fishies. Contienen soló 90 calorías, 40 calorías de grasa, 4g de grasa total, 1g de azúcares y 210 mg de sodio. Son una muy buena alternativa a pescados empanizados de marca popular como, Gorton’s Fish Sticks, que contienen 210 calorías, 100 calorías de grasa, 11g de grasa total, 3g de azúcares y 310 mg de sodio. Una gran diferencia en las cantidades de nutrición y esto sin mencionar los ingredientes.

Los ingredientes de Dr. Paeger’s Lightly Breaded Fishies son simples y entendibles por ejemplo: Pescado Alaskan Pollock, harina sin blanquear, sal, ajo en polvo, cebolla en polvo, ajo y pimienta. Los ingredientes de Gorton’s Fish Sticks se leén mas como un experimento de química por ejemplo: Pescado de Alaskan Pollock, harina de trigo blanqueada enriquecida, niacina, mononitrato de tiamina, aceite de semilla de algodón/aceite de soja, fosfato de sodio y aluminio, sabores naturales, dextrosa, trypolyphosphate y TBHQ.

TBHQ me llamo la atención porque la verdad no sabía que era así que me puse a investigar. Es un conservante químico que se usa en productos de comida para retrasar la aparición de rancidez y se extiende en gran medida la vida de almacenamiento de los alimentos. Es aprobado por el FDA (Administracion de Alimentos y Medicamentos) pero no necesariamente lo hace saludable. Consumido en grandes cantidades puede provocar nausea, delirio y vomito. Este es uno de algunos additivos agregrados que en mi opinion son inecesarios y peligrosos.

Les recomendamos Dr. Praeger’s Lightly Breaded Fishies, porque son deliciosos, levemente empanizados, en formas divertidas para los niños, no estan salados y grasosos. Nosotras los encontramos en la tienda Wholefoods Market pero puedes visitar su pagina web para encontrar una tienda serca de ti.

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