When we think of packaged foods, we imagine the preservatives, sodium and array of ingredients we cannot pronounce. And we also think of the unhealthy effects on our health and weight from eating packaged foods. But before you turn your head, relax because there are actually some healthy packaged foods. They are not all bad for you. There are foods sitting on store shelves with ingredients similar to what you would make yourself and can save you time. So check out my guide from a trainer, nutritionist and healthy fitness lover here to help you!
1 Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread:
Since bread is often loaded with sugar and other hard to pronounce ingredients; we often run the other way or if not we should. However you are safe with Ezekial bread. It’s made with sprouted barley, millet, lentils and more.
2 Amy’s Soups
Since so many canned soups have MSG or ingredients that are practically unreadable, you my turn away from soup. But great news with Amy’s organic soup there are real ingredients without names you cannot pronounce. It is the next best thing from home cooking. So enjoy this delicious and healthy option without the work of chopping up the veggies for your soup!
3 Bob’s Red Mill Grains
Flour and grains are found in nearly every pantry but this does not make necessarily a healthy choice. However, Bob’s Red Mill really does it right when it comes to having healthier options grains: dried beans, quinoa, almond meal, spelt, chia seeds, farro, hemp seed, amaranth… you’ll never be without a healthier substitute again! So stock your pantry with these dry goods so you are all ready to bake healthily and guilt free!
4 Boom Chicka Pop
We all love snacks so when we get a craving for a salty snack we grab a bag of Boomchickapop! You can enjoy this non- genetically modified snack without guilt! My personal favorite is sea salt which is made with only three ingredients: popcorn, sunflower oil, sea salt. And holiday time new flavors come out to entice you!
5 Eden Organic Beans
Canned goods are a staple in every home but buyer beware because most have extra ingredients like preservatives to elongate shelf life. But the good news is that you can rely on Eden Organic to give you just what we want, nothing more and nothing less than the absolute best!
6 Kind Granola Bars
One of the best things about Kind granola bars is they stand by their slogan, made from ingredients that you can pronounce. When you are in a bind and cannot make your own granola bars, rest assure that you can rely on these safe and healthy bars. And by the way every flavor tastes great! It is a staple in my pantry!
7 Tasty Bite One Minute Lentils
Lentils are a super food to store in the pantry for those times when you haven’t planned anything for dinner. Lentils are high in fiber and protein and the tomato sauce the lentils are covered in is delicious! It takes only a minute in the microwave so you can’t get simpler than that.
So save yourself some stress, time and still prepare a healthy meal because now you have the list of healthy choices. So get off to the food store and do not forget to buy plenty of fresh produce to better your health and your life. You only have one life so it is time to live it right!