Video: Don’t Fall For These Deceiving Packaged Foods!

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I got to do one of my favorite things on the Charlotte Today show this morning…debunk deceiving food labels! We went through 6 different examples of packaged foods, and I shared better (and realistic) alternatives for each. I used to buy every single one of these processed items before my real food wake up call back in 2010. Which ones have you fallen for?


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Here are some details for the alternatives I mention in the video.

Real Food Alternatives:

  1. Pasta: Look for 100% whole grain pasta that only has 1 ingredient (whole durum wheat) listed on the package.
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  2. Breadcrumbs: Make your own (by crumbling bread in a food processor and baking it at 300 degrees F for 20 to 22 min) or buy Ian’s┬ábrand that has only 4 whole ingredients.
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  3. Honey Mustard: Make this at home by mixing together equal parts honey and mustard.
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  4. Popcorn: Add 1/4 or 1/3 cup kernels to brown paper lunch bag, fold it over 2 or 3 times, and microwave it until the popping slows down to 1 to 2 seconds between pops (it takes 3 minutes 15 seconds to fully cook at my house).
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  5. Lemonade: Even if you make it at home from scratch it’s still full of sugar! So try water with a slice of lemon or a splash of juice instead.
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  6. Taco Seasoning: Make it at home by mixing together 1 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin, oregano, and salt.
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56 comments to Video: Don’t Fall For These Deceiving Packaged Foods!

  • Nicole

    We have been doing the popcorn trick for a few weeks here and I am so thankful for it. So easy and you are right, NONE of the added crap that the microwavable popcorn has AND it ends up being cheaper in the end. Love it!

  • Johanna

    I usually like to do my own spice and seasoning blends, but taco seasoning is one we use a lot and is good to have made up ahead of time. I like Penzey’s (www.penzeys.com) because they don’t use any junk. And it’s delicious!

  • Lorrona

    I LOVE when you do these kind of videos this is so hard sometimes to figure out and these are very very helpful. Thank you very much!

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