Healthy Dining Finder - Are cornbread or biscuits better for you?
 
Ask the Dietitians
Registered Dietitians Answer Your Questions about Restaurant Nutrition

Are cornbread or biscuits better for you?


In terms of which is "better" for you, that would depend on the exact recipe being used.  When made commercially, both biscuits and cornbread tend to contain a generous amount of fat.
Healthy Food

Join the Healthy Dining Club!
Get the Latest News, Coupons, Recipes & Special Offers

Yum, love them both!  In terms of which is "better" for you, that would depend on the exact recipe being used.  When made commercially, both biscuits and cornbread tend to contain a generous amount of fat.  Both usually call for butter or shortening (high in fat and saturated fat, and in the case of shortening, hydrogenated fat), although we've seen recipes that use olive oil (we like that).  Other factors relating to healthfulness are the amount of sodium (again, this will vary by recipe) and whether the milk or buttermilk (used in biscuits) is whole or low-fat.  And finally, although biscuits can be made with whole wheat flour, you don't tend to find whole wheat biscuits in restaurants. All things being equal and without specific nutrition information, we might give the edge in healthfulness to cornbread, because of corn being a whole grain.  Additionally, because both biscuits and cornbread tend to be rich, keep portion size in mind: have only one or even half, and don't top with added butter!  

&nbsb;

 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Ask the RD

Registered Dietitians Answer Your Questions about Restaurant Nutrition

More From Healthy Dining Finder
Join The Healthy Dining Club!
Get the Latest News, Coupons, Recipes & Special Offers

 :
 :
 
Top Choice

Fish Tacos at Karl Strauss

The best menu choices at restaurants
Read More

Dieting

Why It May Not Be Working

If you’re dieting, life can sometimes get in the way. What if the problem with dieting is…well…dieting?
Read More

Mediterranean Recipes

10 Tempting Choices

Start adding more whole and plant based foods to your diet with Mediterranean-inspired recipes like these from Oldways.
Read More

We were founded on the simple belief of making fresh food fast, and customized to fit your tastes.

It's Free!
Get the Latest News, Coupons, Recipes & Special Offers