Pick and Pass: Multigrain Pringles vs. Newman's Own Light Butter Popcorn | STACK
X

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

Pick and Pass: Multigrain Pringles vs. Newman's Own Light Butter Popcorn

October 1, 2012 | Featured in the Fall 2012 Issue

Must See Nutrition Videos

Multigrain Pringles are a sure winner over buttered popcorn, right?

Verdict

“Multigrain” sounds healthy, but it only means the chips are made from multiple grain varieties. There’s a difference between “multigrain” and “whole grain.”

Popcorn, no matter what you put on it, is 100 percent whole grain and a great source of complex carbohydrates and lasting energy. Three and a half cups of popcorn only counts for half the fat of a serving of Pringles. Popcorn is a healthy choice, even Newman’s Own Light Butter variety. Just avoid the super buttery stuff sold in movie theaters.

Nutrition Totals

Multigrain Pringles

  • 140 Calories
  • 8g Fat
  • 16g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Protein

Newman's Own Light Butter Microwave Popcorn

  • 120 Calories
  • 4g Fat
  • 19g Carbohydrates
  • 3g Protein

Photo: Splashofsomething.com

More Cool Stuff You'll Like

5 Nutritional Power Combos for Athletes

So Happy Together Foods that Pack a Power Punch together Nutritional Power Combinations Amy Jamieson-Petonic Want to take your workout to the next...

5 Protein-Packed Recovery Shakes

The Case for Red Meat

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Does It Really Matter?

10 Athlete-Approved, High-Protein Healthy Cereals

You Should Eat the Peel of These 12 Fruits and Vegetables

Diet Changes: 5 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Plan

The Healthiest (And Unhealthiest) Ways to Eat Chicken

Fuel Up Fast With 4 Smoothies From the New York Giants

12 Foods Every Athlete Should Eat

Healthy Makeovers for 3 Classic Meals

How to Deal With Your Sugar Cravings

How to Eat Organic Without Breaking the Bank

Are You Eating Too Much Protein?

Load Up on These Foods at Your Backyard Barbecue

How Undereating Can Make You Gain Weight

5 Ways to Fuel Your Early Morning Workout

6 Eating Mistakes That Undo Your Workouts

3 Nutrition Mistakes Endurance Athletes Make and How to Fix Them

Where the Paleo Diet Falls Short

The Best Foods for Digestive Health

The Cheat Meal Day: Why It's Not So Smart

9 Athlete-Approved Peanut Butter Sandwiches

5 Healthy Foods That Got a Bad Rap

Why You Need Dietary Fiber

The Boston Cannons'

Living Near Fast Food Could Increase Your Odds of Obesity

4 'Bad Foods' That Might be Good for You

3 Fruits and 3 Vegetables Athletes Must Eat

7 Foods That Are Ruining Your Workouts

5 Non-Boring Ways To Eat Chicken

5 'Healthy' Side Dishes That Are Worse Than French Fries

5 Ways Junk Food Can Mess With Your Head

STUDY: Eat More Fruits and Veggies, Live (Almost) Forever

11 Food Services That Deliver Ready-Made Nutritious Meals

Small Change, Big Difference: 5 Foods You Should Buy Organic

10 Easy Ways to Eat Real Food

Salad Showdown: Which Greens Are the Healthiest?

Vegetarian Athlete Tips: Olympic Swimmer Kate Ziegler

Terrible Toppings: The 5 Worst Things We Put on Food

Tips for Healthy Weight Gain

Spice Up Your Healthy Cooking With These Lively Combos

Healthy (and Unhealthy) BBQ Ideas For Athletes

The 6 Worst Foods for Athletes

5 Delicious Ways to Make Junk Food Less Junky

How Friends and Family Affect Your Food Choices

5 Foods That Are Stunningly High in Sodium

5 'Good Foods' That Might Be Bad for You

A Sneaky Food Additive Athletes Should Avoid