15 Processed Foods That Are Actually Good for You

15 Processed Foods That Are Actually Good for You

15 Processed Foods That Are Actually Good for You

Growing up, I loved grocery shopping with my mom.

Unlike many kids beg who their mom to NOT go to the store, I was always on board for playing right wing woman.

Standing on the back end of the cart, holding on for dear life, grocery shopping was like a maze and game, riding up and down the aisles of Kroger.

The best part? I got some say in the weekly grocery finds.

On the chip aisle, did I want the variety Doritos, Lays and Cheetohs pack, or the Pringles canister? Capn’ Crunch or Fruit Loops? S’mores Chocolate or Strawberry Poptarts?

Or my favorite of them all: Kid’s Cuisine chicken tenders or corn dogs?!

Decisions decisions!

Yet, despite the dozens of decisions I made at the grocery store as a kid, multiply that number by the 100’s of thousands, and today, we live in a society where 60% of our diets come from processed foods and added sugars.

No longer do you just have 5 or 6 main options on the chip aisle, but too many to count— (there are 102 Doritos flavors alone).

On the cereal aisle, brands compete with themselves (Honey Nut Cheerios vs. Gluten Free Cheerios vs. Frosted Cheerios vs. Multi Grain Cheerios vs. Fruity Cheerios vs. Protein Cheerios vs. Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, etc.).

And yogurts? From flavors to varieties (Greek, soy, fat free, full fat, coconut, almond, goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, Bulgarian, Icelandic, grass-fed, etc.), an entire wall is dedicated to yogurt-land.

While we live in a processed food generation where the vast majority of these foods have more sugar, more sodium and more additives than our bodies know how to handle, there are a handful of gems out there, lining shelves.

Here’s my latest Pick 15 Processed Foods at the market or online (great snacks and alternatives to the staples of your childhood past):

15 Processed Foods That Are Actually Good for You

1. Primal Kitchen Salad Dressings

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  • Caesar
  • Ranch
  • Green Goddess
  • Honey Mustard
  • Greek

Go to: Primal Kitchen Salad Dressings
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[learn_more caption=”Learn More”]Primal Kitchen Salad Dressings

Now there’s no more sacrificing flavor for health. All Primal Kitchen ingredients are selected according to the strictest standards of taste, natural healthfulness and phytonutrient potency. Primal Kitchen is among life’s little affordable luxuries and created to be used extravagantly, so pour it on generously. The days of “easy on the salad dressing” are officially over! Make every bite a taste sensation.

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2. Siete Tortilla Chips & Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips

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Simple ingredients. Minimal processing.
Go to: Siete Tortilla Chips
Go to: Jackson’s Chips
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[learn_more caption=”Learn More”]Siete Tortilla Chips

Sea Salt Tortilla Chips: cassava flour, avocado oil, coconut flour, ground chia seed, sea salt.

Lime Tortilla Chips: cassava flour, avocado oil, coconut flour, ground chia seed, sea salt, citric acid, lime oil.

Nacho Tortilla Chips: cassava flour, avocado oil, coconut flour, ground chia seed, sea salt, citric acid, tomato powder, nutritional yeast, smoked serrano powder, citric acid, jalapeño powder, toasted onion powder, roasted garlic powder.

Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips

• HONEST FACT #1:
Coconut oil contains the highest concentration of lauric acid of any food. Lauric acid is well documented for its antimicrobial properties, giving it a unique ability to fight certain types of viruses and bacteria.

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3. Equip Protein Powder

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Chocolate is my fave! Only 3 ingredients: Beef isolate, stevia and cocoa.

 

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PRIME PROTEIN
We use 100% grass-fed beef in our Prime Protein, because it contains collagen and gelatin and it’s a complete source of protein — full of nutrition you’d only get from real beef. Just a simple nutrition blend made with whole foods.

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4. FOND Bone Broth

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Save yourself time by popping a top. They deliver to all 50 states.

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 FOND Bone Broth
Infused with unique combinations of herbs and vegetables that are carefully grown using sustainable methods, our artisan sipping bone broth is as enjoyable to drink as it is good for your nourishment.

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5. Eating Evolved Chocolate & Hot Chocolate

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The coconut butter cups had me at “hello:” Organic Coconut, Organic Cacao, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter, Himalayan Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla Extract.

Go to: Eating Evolved Chocolate
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Eating Evolved Chocolate 

All of our products are certified organic, dairy free, gluten free, paleo, and vegan. No additives. Nothing unnatural. We like simplicity: that’s why our products don’t contain anything unnecessary.

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6. Simple Mills Nut & Seed Crackers

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For the kids, they make a cheddar flavor that tastes just like Goldfish.

Go to: Simple Mills Nut

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 Simple Mills Nut & Seed Crackers

Made with plant powered, nutrient-dense ingredients.

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7. AIP Power Balls

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Mini sweet treats.

Go to:  AIP Power Balls

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[learn_more caption=”Learn More”]   AIP Power Balls

AIP Power Balls

Power Balls are a delicious Paleo & Autoimmune Protocol SUPER FOOD designed to fuel and nourish the body. The Balls are made of the highest-quality ingredients but are low on the glycemic index.

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8. Bulletproof Collagen Bars

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Low sugar, adequate protein and healthy fats for all around blood sugar balance.

Go to:  Bulletproof Collagen Bars

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[learn_more caption=”Learn More”]   Bulletproof Collagen Bars

Bulletproof Collagen Bars

New formula – rich, fudgy flavor, dense melt in your mouth texture

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9. Nick’s Stix Turkey Jerky & Beef Jerky

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Easy for on-the-go protein.

Go to:  Nick’s Stix Turkey Jerky & Beef Jerky

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Nick’s Stix Turkey Jerky & Beef Jerky

100% Gluten Free / Paleo Approved

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10. Zevia Sodas

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Go for the Ginger Root Beer!

Go to:  Zevia Sodas

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Zevia Sodas

Zero Calories with No Sugar and No Artificial Sweeteners

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11. Cheezy Kale Krunch

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Get your greens on.

Go to:  Cheezy Kale Krunch

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Cheezy Kale Krunch

Ingredients: Kale*, Red Bell Peppers, Cashews*, Sunflower Seeds*, Nutritional Yeast, Sea Salt, Chia Seeds*, Lemon Juice* (*Organic)

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12. noGrainnola Cococnut Cereal   

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch who?

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 noGrainnola Cococnut Cereal 

Breakfast doesn’t have to be sweet. Really. Despite what you see on everyone else’s table—the fruity oatmeals and the muffins and the cereals—there is a lot of room to have a savory spoonful in your A.M. without frying up eggs and bacon

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13. noGrainnola Cococnut Cereal   

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Finally, a coconut yogurt on shelves.

Go to:  Kokonut Yogurt 

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[learn_more caption=”Learn More”]  Kokonut Yogurt

Kokonut Yogurt

Kokonut Yogurt came about through a long struggle with health issues. When founder, Erin Asaad, discovered her dairy allergy, she decided to make changes in her life. Dealing with her health issues through alternative routes, she began experimenting with different diets, incorporating dairy free products in her meals.

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14. Inka Plantain Chips  

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Dip in guacamole for a sweet and savory snack.       

Go to:  Inka Plantain Chips

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Inka Plantain Chips

All-natural ingredients; no trans fat or hydrogenated oil

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15. Coconut Butter Packets

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Dip in guacamole for a sweet and savory snack.       

Go to:  Coconut Butter Packets

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Coconut Butter Packets

100% organic raw coconut butter

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