Eat Well Wednesday: Fan Favorite

0Good morning Framers!  This morning I reached for a granola bar for breakfast (I’m not the best breakfast eater).  Brunch,  however, is a different story.  I’m GREAT at brunch.

 

Anyway, it reminded me of this post from Jill about taking a look at the ingredient list of those easy snacks we all enjoy and rely on.  Here’s a little reminder, and a great recommendation.  Have you all tried the bar that she recommends at the bottom?

 

There are some scary ingredients in pre-packed foods and some most consumed convenience food is cereal and granola bars.  They make for quick breakfasts and easy snacks.

The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice convenience for wholesome nutrition!  By making better choices at the store, you can make better choices for the food you choose to fuel you and your families’ bodies with.

 Let’s do some comparisons, starting with granola bars. 

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(Hey Special K may only have 90 calories, but they almost have 90 ingredients too!  Yikes.)

Red flags in the ingredient list are hydrogenated oils, Red # 40, and BHT (A scary preservative used to lengthen shelf life, but is also found in embalming fluid and jet fuel.)  Here is a much better option…..

 Cascade Farms Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

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With half the ingredients of the Special K bars and very little preservatives, these would be a much better alternative to the sugar filled, artificial bars.

 

I would also HIGHLY RECOMMEND these delicious bars:

 Kind Bars are the bomb!!

Not only are they well-balanced with protein, carbohydrates and fats, the ingredient list is stellar!!
Look for these sweet little treats at all major grocery stores and Starbucks.
 
 

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 Remember to look for foods that have simple ingredients lists.  

Eliminate the fake stuff, artificial ingredients and preservatives.  

Go for the simple, wholesome, well-balanced snacks and your

body will love you!

 
 
I hope this information helps you navigate the snack isle a bit better.  Be Well!
 
 
 
 0-1Jill Tarpey is leading us Wednesday by Wednesday into making better food choices and being more healthful. Tune in every Wednesday to get some great recipes and advice from someone who really knows health. In an effort to fuel her passion to serve as well has enhance the lives of others through their nutritional choices, she started Eat Well SA(San Antonio). Her vision is to educate you on how to incorporate a healthy array of foods into your life. Eat Well is not a diet, nor does it embrace any one specific dietary agenda. She also offers customized programs that are educational and teach you the tools you need to maintain healthy, well-balanced eating for your busy lives.
 
 

 

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