Love it, Like it, Hate it: Croutons

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Croutons add texture and flavor to a salad, but most croutons also add a hefty dose of salty white carbs. But with a little creativity, there are plenty of other ways to add interest and crunch to a salad.  In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly shares some of the best and worst ways to top your next salad!

 

 

LOVE IT!

 

  • Marzetti Whole Grain Croutons
  • Snappea Crisps
  • Other “crouton” options include roasted nuts like pecans & walnuts, crunchy kale chips, or even beet chips.

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

  • Whole grain blend croutons (blend of white + whole grain flours)

 

 

HATE IT!

 

  • Croutons – pretty much any + all: white bread, salt, oil
  • Tortilla Strips, tri-color: Corn flour, oil, salt, red 40, blue 1, blue 2.

 

 

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