This disclaimer is meant for my brother. While in Louisiana, one statement he made stuck with me. "Read the label...if a third grader can't pronounce the ingredients, you shouldn't eat it".
Yeah...well...really? Who are you? The food police?
So in that spirit, I took a look into my pantry.
1. Easy Cheese
Ummm...cheese in a can. Does life get any better? This is really good for band trips or any travel with young children or teenagers. Convenient and no refrigeration. Good for appetizers...dogs love it too! Contains whey, cheddar cheese, canola oil, milk and whey protein concentrate as well as less than 2% of stuff I can't pronounce. So...that must mean 98% good stuff!
2. Wheat Thins Toasted Chips
Just discovered these...Golden Gate Garlic and Rosemary...an epicurean delight with cheese in a can! The package reads: "50% less fat than the leading regular fried potato chip." (Oh yeah!) and "290 mg ALA Omega-3 fatty acids per serving from soybean oil." Must be good for you! (Also good in the Garden Valley Veggie flavor...hey! Veggies!)
What more can I say? It's where I get my vitamins and minerals! And...if I add it to milk instead of eating it out of a spoon, I also get my calcium and Vitamin D...yay!
Nuts and chocolate. Researchers have linked both to health benefits. "If you can restrain yourself from overeating them, nuts can definitely be a part of a healthy diet." The only problem I'm having with this is: "How many nuts are in a spoonful?"
5. Ding Dongs
Maybe not so good for you, but does contain chocolate, eggs, milk, wheat, and vitamins. (Ignore the big rip in the package...I was needing my vitamins while loading groceries into the car!)