Kathie Lee & Hoda: Madelyn’s Food Fight
From milk and cookies to popcorn and pretzels, there are lots of foods that people love to grab, but do we really know what’s in them? Kathie Lee and Hoda are joined by Madelyn Fernstrom, Today Show‘s Diet and Nutrition Editor, who tested their knowledge on nutritional value when it comes to snacks, like Hummus Vs Ranch Dressing, graham crackers and Pretzels Vs Popcorn.
Snack Foods: Graham Crackers
Does a graham cracker with cinnamon and a glass of skim milk have more or less than 150 calories?
The correct answer is less. Madelyn said it has 120 calories.
Snack Foods: Pretzels Vs Popcorn
There is a one ounce serving of both popcorn and pretzels. Do the pretzels have more calories, the same calories or less calories than the popcorn?
The correct answer is the same amount of calories. Madelyn said it is the same calories, but you get a lot more popcorn in a one ounce serving than pretzels.
Food Fight: Hummus Vs Ranch Dressing
You have three ounces of hummus with some pita bread and a platter full of vegetables and two tablespoons of ranch dressing. Which one has less calories?
The correct answer is the hummus and pita bread. Madelyn said it is 175 calories versus 250 calories. The dressing is 150 calories alone.
Snack Foods: Reese’s Pieces Vs Blueberries
One serving of Reese’s Pieces is 50 pieces. How many blueberries can you eat for the same amount of calories?
The correct answer is 200. Madelyn said it is one calorie for each blueberry and four calories each for the Reese’s Pieces.
Food Fight: Fruit Smoothies
How far would you have to walk to walk-off the number of calories in a 12 oz. fruit smoothie with yogurt, ice, berries and no added sugars?
- Two miles
- Three miles
- Four miles
The correct answer is two miles. Madelyn said if you make your smoothie at home, it is going to be 200 calories.
Snack Foods: Pistachio Nuts
For pistachio nuts in the shell, one serving is about 150 calories, but how many nuts is this?
- 15 nuts
- 28 nuts
- 45 nuts
The correct answer is 45 nuts. Madelyn said to stick with the pistachios.
Snack Foods: String Cheese
For string cheese sticks, one stick is more or less than 100 calories?
The correct answer is less than 100 calories. It has about 80 calories.