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The supermarket can be a scary place. We’ve scanned store shelves for the most processed processed foods. Our list is growing – here are the top 5 for this week. The good news? In almost every case, you can make your own with REAL FOOD!
Mix up trans fats and corn syrup and you’ve got a tub of cake frosting. At more than 70 calories per tablespoon, it’s not worth it for a variety of reasons.
Healthier Alternative: Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
Festively called “queso” this jar is nothing but a sodium-laden mix of powdered milk, oil, preservatives and artificial colors.
Healthier Alternative: Chili-Cheese Dip
Canned Luncheon Meats
Canned animal parts thickened with potato starch and seasoned with nitrites isn’t our idea of a smart protein choice.
Healthier Alternative: Learn how to choose the best deli meats
You don’t even want to know what goes in to these uber-processed chicken bites. Even the ones made with breast meat are chock full of unhealthy oils and preservatives .
Healthy Alternative: Baked Chicken Tenders
Tell Us: What processed food are you suspicious of?
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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »
The toughest part of getting on track with your weight loss plan is getting organized. We lose track of time, get busy with personal stuff or shuttling the little ones around, and end up falling off the wagon. Start this year off right, by getting your grocery list in check.