5 Items We Never Buy From The Grocery Store

…snacks in America. They were specifically speaking about the deep-dish pepperoni pizza Lunchables, which it says has “a back label that reads like a chemistry textbook.” The “meal” if you want to call it that, is 500 calories, but and a whopping 890 milligrams of sodium and 28 grams of sugar. That’s more than your child should consume all day.

Other Lunchables packs have less sugar and fewer calories, but in many cases the healthier alternative is a homemade turkey sandwich or leftover pasta. And get this, it’s cheaper to make it yourself!

5. “Light” Breads

It’s nearly impossible to find bread at the store without added sugars, artificial colors and GMOs – which is interesting since it only takes 4 ingredients to make bread. But I say all that to say, not all is lost. There are breads that still give you what you need and want: healthy grains and taste. However, most of the “light” breads don’t. Those breads that claim to be less in calories, etc have other fillers to make them that way.

So, try to stick to sprouted grain breads or gluten-free varieties that are made up of primarily seeds and healthy grains. One hundred percent whole grain is mostly good, but check the ingredients list on that one too.

Another alternative if you are watching the bread you eat, start using only half the bread. Make an open-faced sandwich (only one slice of bread). You’ll most likely feel lighter on your feet and have a little bit more energy.

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