Sunday, June 26, 2011

Creative* Food Fractions

Hunt's Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce made with lean ground turkey is a favorite quick meal at our house.

This past week, while browning the turkey, the HNJJ chef took the time to peruse the label...which is apparently more than the label designers at Hunt's have done.

According to the nutrition facts, a serving size is 1/4 cup. Yeah, we know that you would usually use more than that in a Sloppy Joe, but apparently these quarter-cup servings have magical properties!

If you turn the can a little more and read the information advertising that one of their servings contains 20% of daily vegetables...they also advise that "One Serving Contains 1/2 cup" of vegetables.

To recap: A quarter-cup serving contains a half-cup of vegetables.

* So many suitable synonyms for creative came to mind that it was hard to come up with a title: clever, fertile, inspired, ingenious, original, imaginative...
- By Susan Gulliford

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