Prevention Magazine recently released their 2013 “100 Cleanest Packaged Foods” list, and I find it to be a great help while grocery shopping! Although I’d rather buy fresh ingredients to make my own meals and snacks, it’s also good to be realistic about the fact that fresh prep isn’t always possible.
Prevention’s requirements for making the list include:
- 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
Visit Prevention’s website to view the list – HERE – or click on the picture above.
Some of my favorites on the list:
- Kashi Whole Grain 7 Flakes
- Pacific Natural Foods almond milk
- Applegate Organics bacon
- Lucini tomato sauce
- Wholly Guacamole
- Braggs’ apple cider vinegar
Take a look and let me know what you think of the list! Is there anything you think shouldn’t be there? How about something Prevention should have included?