Processed Snacks and Desserts – Go for It! (Sometimes)

Are you one of those people who loves eating healthy, whole foods and wouldn’t dare think of eating sugar or processed foods?  Congratulations! You have extraordinary discipline and deserve your recognition.  We hope you enjoy your next batch of cottage cheese with flaxseeds and cinnamon.

Most of us don’t have enough self-control to avoid processed and packaged foods.  We tend not to plan our weekly eating and prepare food ahead of time. Sometimes we just wing it. We head out for our day knowing we’ll do the best we can but we’re not nutritional Spartans, waging hourly battles with the food demons.

Do you find that you might not eat for a long period of time or eat something that’s not 100% organic and wholesome? Sometimes you get in a pinch and you must choose between the lesser of two evils.

Maybe the issue isn’t abstinence. Maybe you don’t have to eliminate packaged, processed foods completely.  What if you chose processed foods that are low in fat and processed sugar? You could have the convenience that packaged, processed foods offer without getting the heavy dose of fat and sugar.

Halo Top Ice Cream

Halo Top ice cream is the best selling pint ice cream in the United States. With only 240 to 360 calories and 20 grams of protein per container, it’s a guilt-free treat you can enjoy once in a while.

 

 

 

 

 

Endangered Species Chocolate

Endangered Species chocolate is 72% dark chocolate and crunchy almond bits with natural real salt flakes.  A half bar has 210 calories and 63% fat. Don’t let the fat scare you off. The bar is low in carbohydrates. The bar is certified vegan, gluten-free, and Non-GMO verified

 

 

 

 

Bare Crunchy Apple Chips

In every bag of Bare Crunchy Apple Chips there are four apples. The chips are baked, not fried. They are all natural and gluten free. An entire bag is 175 calories and two servings of fruit.

 

 

 

 

Trader Joe’s Turkey Jerky

If you need some quick protein, Trader Joe’s Turkey Jerky is not a bad choice. It tastes good and is a good value. A whole bag has 240 calories and is 60% protein.  Not a bad choice at all. If you are salt sensitive pay attention and read the label.

 

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