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The Skinny on Packaged Foods

These days, we are constantly hearing how bad it is for our health to eat packaged food and how eating clean is the best way to go. In most ways, this is true but realistically, there are times when we have no other choice but to reach for the quicker, less desirable alternative. If you must break the rules a little, wouldn’t you like to know which products come with the least amount of guilt? Well here you have it, a few of the best packaged foods for your health and waistline!

 

Stacey’s Simply Naked Pita Chips

Why? 130 calories per serving (10 chips) and twice baked instead of fried.

 

Kashi’s TLC Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars

Why? 130 per bar and made with seven different hearty, whole grains.

 

Ocean Spray Sparkling Pomegranate Blueberry Beverage

Why? 90 calories per can and sweetened with real fruit juices instead of artificial sweeteners.

 

Chobani Lemon 0% Greek Yogurt

Why? 140 calories per package and packed with protein and calcium.

 

Snyders of Hanover Organic Whole Wheat and Oat Pretzel Sticks

Why? 110 calories per serving (9 pretzels), low in sodium, and sweetened with natural agave.

 

Lifeway Organic Low-fat Raspberry Kefir

Why? 140 calories per cup and is packed with tons of calcium and vitamin d.

 

V8 Spicy Hot Low-Sodium Vegetable Juice

Why? 50 calories per serving (about 8 floz) and one glass is equivalent to two whole servings of vegetables.

 

Country Choice Organic Instant Oatmeal

Why? 110 calories per packet and made only with whole grain rolled oats and flaxseed.

 

Annies Naturals Goddess Dressing

Why? 120 calories per two tablespoons and is vegan friendly.

 

Tobasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce

Why? 0 calories per teaspoon and packs a metabolism boosting punch of heat.

 

Pepperidge Farms Cinnamon Bagel Flats

Why? 100 calories per bagel (1/3 of the calories of most bagels) and naturally sweetened to perfection.

 

Amy’s Light and Lean Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Why? 240 calories per frozen meal and made solely with organic ingredients.

 

Dreyers Strawberry Fruit Bars

Why? 100 calories per bar, packed with vitamin c, and made with fresh strawberries and  real fruit juice.

 

Kashi Berry Blossoms Cereal

Why? 100 calories per 3/4 of a cup, made with whole grains, and sweetened with natural fruit flavors.

 

Skinny Cow Milk Chocolate Dreamy Clusters

Why? 120 calories per package and quickly satisfies a sweet tooth minus the mass amounts of calories and guilt.