Food Comparison

December 2012 Issue

Oodles of (Asian) Noodles

Sometimes the quick fix for the winter blues is a steaming bowl of flavorful, Asian noodles. And with so many convenient options in your grocer’s aisles, you can whip up a batch in seconds—no chopping or mixing required. Noodle mixes come in an assortment of flavors, shapes, and sizes—from square boxes of spicy Thai noodles to bowls of Korean sweet chili noodles. The beauty of these products is that you just mix in the seasoning packet and microwave them or add boiling water. And those little flavoring packets included in dried Asian noodle mixes have multiplied—not just in size and flavors, but in sodium, fat and saturated fat levels.

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