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Your Good-Better-Best Guide to the Grocery

Step-by-Step Guidelines for the Best Food Choices

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7/10/2017 8:42:30 AM

MBPP50's SparkPage
Great article. Thank you.
5/24/2017 12:33:46 PM

1SUNBUMM11's SparkPage
Good article. I don't eat pasta, deli meat, or cereal so I don't have many changes to make.
1/2/2017 7:46:47 PM

LIN1263's SparkPage
I do not agree on the yogurt. Also greek yogurt I see in the supermarkets has more calories,more fat and more sugar then the yogurt I buy. All the greek yogurts in my markets have 3 times the amount of everything but they do have 2 times the amount of protein but cost 2-3 times the price. I buy no fat fruit yogurt at 35 calories per 1/2 cup serving with no added sugar. I have seen on Spark People the U.S. no fat yogurts have 3 times the calories as the 2 brands I buy in Canada. The yogurt I buy has 16, 1/2 cup containers for around $5.50,much cheaper. I can eat more dairy with the lower calories. Most multigrain breads are not wholegrain and 100% wholewheat would be better in that case,multi means nothing unless the grains are whole grains!!
FOXGLOVE999
9/6/2014 5:52:01 PM

I'm a little confused by the pasta. Durum wheat flour is semolina.
2/19/2014 9:19:37 AM

WINNIE-POOH's SparkPage
I don't drink milk often. I have fallen in love with Greek yogurt, but I think I may be returning to my activia with an occasional treat for the Greek yogurt.
10/16/2013 8:58:38 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Glad I read this because I love whole wheat bread. Now I know what to be looking for. Alot of good info.
6/17/2013 7:51:48 PM

CHEERYNUT's SparkPage
this was very useful for me
AMANDA_YVONNE
4/24/2013 12:56:05 PM

FAT IS NOT THE ENEMY, PEOPLE! ARGGHHHH!!!!
10/26/2012 10:48:13 PM

STACY31119's SparkPage
non-fat dairy and whole wheat/whole grain options are still being recommended here? Smart people who aren't brainwashed by today's propaganda of the food and the diet industries should know that those options are bad for you. But, I guess everyone is living in la-la land... Ciao!
10/26/2012 6:19:34 PM

TCANNO's SparkPage
I found this very interesting the bread is confusing as there are so many whole grains. I buy Multigrain bread but only because it contains more seeds

10/26/2012 12:58:35 PM

DRAGONS4ME's SparkPage
i was actually able to add to my weekly grocery list things i dont usually get. i cant afford to get the really good whole wheat stuff but i can at least get whole wheat. ive always drank fat free milk too. my whole life. i never like 1% or 2%. my mom always gave me fat free. i still get it and i had to get my boyfriend to adjust to it since hes always had 1% haha.
10/26/2012 11:38:46 AM

LINDAF49's SparkPage
Good info except that I am celiac and no gluten allowed but I am learning to translate whole wheat to whole grain in my miind as I read articles...Forget the processed and "Light stuff and eat real food!
10/26/2012 10:46:11 AM

LANAG39's SparkPage
I'm not sure what whole meat, preferably homemade means. Buy and kill the animal ourselves?
10/26/2012 9:56:08 AM

KYLAR_STERN's SparkPage
So I came here thinking this would be a garbage article about choosing the fat-free varieties of salad dressings and choosing turkey bacon over regular, but these are actually very good lists!

I always love having a sandwich with lettuce/tomato/cheese and an apple as a preworkout snack, but the sodium content in the lunchmeat has always bothered me a bit. The idea to grill some chicken breast thins to use as my meat is a great one. Once I finish my current lunchmeat I'll be doing that!
10/26/2012 8:39:20 AM

BAZOOKABOBCAT's SparkPage
While I understand much of what the article is trying to convey, my brain sort of shut off at "light" products being the best option. Hmm. That doesn't seem right to me. I'd rather enjoy one slice of minimally processed whole wheat bread with limited ingredients than two that are calorie-controlled.

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