Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Packaged Foods Need Not be Bad

For so long, packaged food has endured a bad rep in terms of nutrition. It could be because of the preservatives or the high fat and sodium content. Either way, it seems that packaged goodies have been vetoed by the health community.

But the fight isn't over for packaged food. Here are five packaged treats that taste good and are good for you, health experts agree:

Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is creamier, and richer in protein than American brands. Pick a non-fat, sugar-free brand with real fruit for a really kicking dessert.

Vegetable frozen dinner. Frozen dinners have evolved from fatty choices to roasted vegetables. Opt for a vegetable frozen dinner for a quick meal that's good for your ticker.

Canned and vacuum-packed fruits. Canned fruits may be better for you than fresh fruit provided that they are packed in juice or frozen. They are packed at the peak of ripeness and are bursting with vitamins.

Salmon burgers. Frozen salmon burgers are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids and are perfect for people who don't like fish.

Pita chips and hummus dips. Baked pita chips and hummus dip have the crunch and texture of regular potato chips without the extra fat. 

Written By: Kristine Gonzaga


  1. I love Greek yogurt. I add whatever fruit I have on hand and it makes a wonderful breakfast!

  2. i'm not really like yogurt, i prefer to eat fruits

  3. Interesting post. This is my first time visiting your blog and I really love it. I think it's a great idea to get more info about healthy foods out there so they seem more accessible to everyone. Thanks!