Monday, July 1, 2013

100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards 2013

One of the hardest parts of clean eating was giving up the packaged convenience foods. I enjoy cooking, but sometimes using boxed sides or serving packaged snacks was just easier. Plus, going out to eat, picnicking at the park and traveling are so much easier with packaged food. Thankfully, we still have plenty of options for clean, all-natural and organic packaged food. Prevention Magazine released its list of the top 100 cleanest packaged foods for 2013.

Here's what it took to get on the list:
  • Must not contain GMO ingredients. (Brownie points to those bearing the “Non-GMO Project Verified Seal”, which denotes foods that have been vetted through the non-profit Non-GMO Project, America’s only third party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance.)
  • Must have no more than 10 g of added sugar
  • Must have less than 200 mg of sodium per serving (or 400 mg for meals)
  • All cans must be free of BPA
  • All fish must be sustainable, according to Monterey Bay Aquarium seafood criteria
  • All foods had to be absolutely delicious
Some of my favorites from the list:
  • Alexia Organic Hashbrowns (Alexia's sweet potato waffle fries are also amazing!)
  • Amy's Pizza 
  • Kettle Brand Chips
  • Annie's Bunny Grahams
  • Wholly Guacamole (there are always coupons for these, plus Kroger puts them on sale every few weeks. Stock up and freeze...they keep in the freezer great!)
Check out the entire list here. What are your favorite clean packaged foods?

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