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Handelaar Joe se organiese lae -vet yoghurt wildbessie probiotiese smoothie

Handelaar Joe se organiese lae -vet yoghurt wildbessie probiotiese smoothie

Die span van What's Good by Trader Joe's? resensies Organiese lae -vet yoghurt wildbessie probiotiese smoothie

Wat is goed by Trader Joe's?

Organiese lae -vet yoghurt wildbessie probiotiese smoothie

Nathan Rodgers, sy vrou Sonia, en hul vriend Russ Shelly en sy vrou Sandy, het byna twee jaar gelede die 4,500 produkte van die kultus -kruidenier vir hul webwerf gaan hersien Wat is goed by Trader Joe's?, en tot dusver het hulle meer as 300 produkte gedek. Terwyl die beoordelaars aanhangers van Trader Joe's is, neem hulle dit ernstig op - hul eerste resensie was selfs negatief. Hier is hul proses:

• Hulle beoordeel produkte op 'n skaal van 1 tot 10, waarvan 10 die beste is.

• Vir enige pos, beoordeel twee mense die produk.

• Resensente gee hul algehele indruk en tot vyf punte elk.

Vir Russ, Sonia, Shelly en Sandy val Trader Joe se organiese lae -vet yoghurt Wildberry Probiotic Smoothie in die kategorie van die top 5 ontbytprodukte. Dit val ook in die kategorie van die top 4 gesonde drankies. Russ het opgemerk: "Ons vier in die span van What's Good at Trader Joe's is gesondheidsbewus ... soort van. Ons hou daarvan om vars, vitamienryke drankies te probeer, maar ons sal selde 'n 'gesondheidsdrankie' hou, tensy ons dit smaak ook lekker. " Hier is hul mening oor die produk:

Organiese lae -vet yoghurt wildbessie probiotiese smoothie (8.5/10 punte)
"Vinnig en draagbaar vir 'n vinnige gryp. Hulle kan 'n bietjie groter wees, veral as jy wakker word met die honger van 'n beer wat uit winterslaap kom, maar vir wat hulle is, is hulle redelik goed." Lees meer oor hierdie produk op What's Good At Trader Joe's?

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Arthur Bovino is die uitvoerende redakteur van The Daily Meal. Volg Arthur op Twitter.


8 oënskynlik gesonde Trader Joe -produkte wat eintlik nie goed vir u is nie

Trader Joe's is 'n uitstekende plek om te koop vir gesonde geriefsgoedere, maar moenie dat die logo die beste by u pas nie. Nie elke produk is 'n voedingswenner nie. Ek praat nie eers van dinge soos brownies, koeke en roomys nie. U hoef nie 'n dieetkundige te wees om te weet dat u nie 'n voedingswaarde met nageregte kry nie.

Sommige alledaagse items wat gesonder lyk, is egter ook nie so goed vir u nie. Hier is 'n paar van die oortreders wat die beste op die rak gelaat word.

Griekse lae vet yoghurt in amandelbotter klapper

Met al die gesonde gonswoorde (jogurt! Amandelbotter! Kokos!), Dink u miskien: 'Wag! Wat?" Hier is die ooreenkoms: Al hierdie bestanddele kan voedsaam wees, maar 'n kykie op die etiket toon dat die 'amandelbotter -klapperbasis' rietsuiker as die eerste bestanddeel bevat. Dit verklaar die twee plus teelepels bygevoegde suiker wat hierdie produk bied. Dit is meer as 'n derde van die maksimum hoeveelheid wat vroue elke dag moet kry (mans moet 9 bygevoegde teelepels per dag byvoeg).

My advies: Gee hierdie produk deur en probeer eerder gewone Griekse jogurt met 'n lepel amandelbotter besprinkel met onversoete, geroosterde klapper. As jy 'n bietjie versoeter nodig het, gebruik 'n bietjie heuning of esdoringstroop. Ek wed dat u met minder kan klaarkom as wat TJ by hul weergawe voeg.

Baie groen 100% sap smoothie

Dit is so misleidend! Hier is die rede: Alhoewel die woorde "baie groen" met groot letters op die etiket uitgelig word, is dit die sap wat my regtig uitspring. Appelsap word as die eerste bestanddeel gelys, en pynappelsap is nie ver agter nie. En die bottel, wat saam met die drankies verkoop word, bevat twee porsies. So lyk dit: 260 kalorieë, 62 gram koolhidraat en 56 gram suiker. Hierdie rampspoedige kombinasie, wat proteïene en vesel ontbreek, het 'n onmiddellike en ongesonde invloed op u bloedsuikervlakke. As u probleme ondervind om aan u produkbehoeftes te voldoen en 'n bietjie groente wil drink, soek dan sappe wat gemaak is met groente en min vrugtesap, indien enige. Beter nog, meng jou eie groente met een porsie heel vrugte in 'n smoothie, en jy kry die vesel (wat uit sap gehaal word) saam met die verskeidenheid vitamiene, minerale en beskermende fitochemikalieë.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

Die probleem met hierdie mengsel is dat die eerste bestanddeel snoep is, nie neute of gedroogde vrugte nie. Dit mis die punt. Neute het soveel te doen: hulle bevorder volheidsgevoelens en help daarmee om ooreet te verminder, en hulle het 'n wye verskeidenheid voedingstowwe wat gesondheid bevorder. Boonop bied neute prebiotiese vesel, die soort wat die gesonde gemeenskap van bakterieë in u ingewande voed en brandstof bied vir 'n sterk immuunstelsel.

'N Gesonder versnapering is om alleen neute te smul, of 'n eie mengsel te maak, met 'n mengsel van meestal neute, saam met gedroogde vrugte en ander byvoegings, soos springmielies, geroosterde klapper of volgraan, graan met laer suiker. . Vir 'n sjokoladegeur, voeg kakao -nibs by, wat gemaak is van suiwer kakaobone en ook by Trader Joe's verkoop word.

Veselagtige Granola Bars

Hierdie stawe spog natuurlik met 9 gram vesel, maar nie uit 'n hele voedselbron nie, soos neute of vrugte. Hierdie te verwerkte staaf word hoofsaaklik gemaak met 'n vervaardigde vorm van vesel - oligofruktose - wat spysverteringskanaal kan veroorsaak, soos gas en opgeblasenheid. Dankie, maar nee dankie! Gelukkig het Trader Joe's gesonde granola -repe, soos These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, wat 'n baie eenvoudige lys bestanddele bevat.

Better'n grondboontjiebotter

Dit roep allerhande vrae op wat begin met: "Wat is beter as grondboontjiebotter?" Grondboontjiebotter bevat meer proteïene en vesel as enige van die neutbotter, en die tipe vet in grondboontjiebotter is hoofsaaklik mono -onversadig (ook bekend as MUFA's) - dieselfde soort wat in olyfolie en avokado's voorkom. Hierdie tipe vet bevoordeel u liggaam op verskeie maniere, van die verlaging van u risiko vir diabetes en hartsiektes tot verbeterings in geheue en denkvaardighede by ouer volwassenes. Een studie het bevind dat MUFA's help om breinverbindings te optimaliseer wat verband hou met hoër intelligensie en probleemoplossingsvaardighede. Vertel my waarom ons hierdie vette presies wil beperk, of erger nog, dit wil vervang met bymiddels en versoeters? Gee hierdie produk deur ten gunste van werklike grondboontjiebotter, soos Trader Joe se organiese grondboontjiebotter gemaak van grondboontjies uit Valencia.

Glutenvrye en suiwelvrye tuisgemaakte pannekoeke

Verbruikers wat op soek is na glutenvrye tariewe, noem dikwels 'n gesonde leefstyl as 'n primêre rede waarom hulle op soek is na hierdie soort kos. Laat ons die rekord dadelik opstel: Vryetikette (soos glutenvry, suiwelvry en neutvry) is nie die beste aanduiding van die gesondheid van 'n produk nie. Neem hierdie bevrore pannekoeke van Trader Joe's. Die pannekoekporsie bevat 11 g suiker (dit is amper 3 teelepels-voordat jy die esdoringstroop byvoeg) en absoluut geen glutenvrye volgraan nie, soos bruinrysmeel, hawer of bokwietmeel-alles perfek uitstekende pannekoekbestanddele. Wat u eerder sal vind, is verfynde koolhidraatmeel (lees: nie gesond nie), insluitend rysmeel, tapioca -meel en aartappelmeel.

Veggie Crisps

Laat u nie mislei deur die woord groente op die etiket nie, of deur die kleurryke skyfies wat uit die deursigtige pakket verskyn. Hierdie chips word gemaak met aartappelstysel en aartappelmeel, met 'n bietjie tamatie en spinasiepoeier ingegooi om in te kleur. Patatskyfies, wat ook by TJ's verkoop word, word gemaak van regte patats, wat beteken dat hulle baie meer voeding het as hierdie groente -nabootsers.

Mediterreense Hummus Snack Pack met Pita Chips

Ek is mal oor hummus (sowel as ander tariewe wat op kikkererwten gebaseer is), so ek wil seker maak dat dit duidelik is dat hummus die duime opsteek! Die verskeidenheid voedingstowwe in hummus en ander kikkererwte-voedsel verhoog die voedsaamheid van u dieet en navorsing toon dat mense wat hierdie kos eet, 'n laer risiko het om oorgewig of vetsugtig te wees. Kekerertjies beskerm jou ook teen hartsiektes en diabetes, en hou jou spysverteringstelsel aan die neurie. Die vangs hier is die pita -skyfies wat saamgaan vir die rit. Hulle word gemaak van koringmeel (kode vir wit, geraffineerde meel) in plaas van 'n gesonder volgraan, wat beteken dat die pitaskyfies nie die voordelige spektrum van voedingstowwe het wat volvoedsel, insluitend volgraan, verskaf nie.

Boonop is die snackporsie redelik stewig en kan dit te veel vir u behoeftes wees. Een studie het bevind dat voedsel wat as 'snacks' aangedui word, ons kan aanspoor om later te ooreet, en tesame met die groot porsie, kan dit u aanspoor om u persoonlike vereistes te oorskry. My advies is om die hummus afsonderlik te koop en weg te sny met vooraf gesnyde groente (soos wortels, komkommers of rooipeperskywe). Volgraan- of boontjiebakkies sou ook beter keuses wees.


8 oënskynlik gesonde Trader Joe -produkte wat eintlik nie goed vir u is nie

Trader Joe's is 'n uitstekende plek om te koop vir gesonde geriefsgoedere, maar moenie dat die logo die beste by u pas nie. Nie elke produk is 'n voedingswenner nie. Ek praat nie eers van dinge soos brownies, koeke en roomys nie. U hoef nie 'n dieetkundige te wees om te weet dat u nie 'n voedingswaarde met nageregte kry nie.

Sommige alledaagse items wat gesonder lyk, is egter ook nie so goed vir u nie. Hier is 'n paar van die oortreders wat die beste op die rak gelaat word.

Griekse lae vet yoghurt in amandelbotter klapper

Met al die gesonde gonswoorde (jogurt! Amandelbotter! Kokos!), Dink u miskien: 'Wag! Wat?" Hier is die ooreenkoms: Al hierdie bestanddele kan voedsaam wees, maar 'n kykie op die etiket toon dat die 'amandelbotter -klapperbasis' rietsuiker as die eerste bestanddeel bevat. Dit verklaar die twee plus teelepels bygevoegde suiker wat hierdie produk bied. Dit is meer as 'n derde van die maksimum hoeveelheid wat vroue elke dag moet kry (mans moet 9 bygevoegde teelepels per dag byvoeg).

My advies: Gee hierdie produk deur en probeer eerder gewone Griekse jogurt met 'n lepel amandelbotter besprinkel met onversoete, geroosterde klapper. As jy 'n bietjie versoeter nodig het, gebruik 'n bietjie heuning of esdoringstroop. Ek wed dat u met minder kan klaarkom as wat TJ by hul weergawe voeg.

Baie groen 100% sap smoothie

Dit is so misleidend! Hier is die rede: Alhoewel die woorde "baie groen" met groot letters op die etiket uitgelig word, is dit die sap wat my regtig uitspring. Appelsap word as die eerste bestanddeel gelys, en pynappelsap is nie ver agter nie. En die bottel, wat saam met die drankies verkoop word, bevat twee porsies. So lyk dit: 260 kalorieë, 62 gram koolhidraat en 56 gram suiker. Hierdie rampspoedige kombinasie, wat proteïene en vesel ontbreek, het 'n onmiddellike en ongesonde invloed op u bloedsuikervlakke. As u probleme ondervind om aan u produkbehoeftes te voldoen en 'n bietjie groente wil drink, soek dan sappe wat gemaak is met groente en min vrugtesap, indien enige. Beter nog, meng jou eie groente met een porsie heel vrugte in 'n smoothie, en jy kry die vesel (wat uit sap gehaal word) saam met die verskeidenheid vitamiene, minerale en beskermende fitochemikalieë.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

Die probleem met hierdie mengsel is dat die eerste bestanddeel snoep is, nie neute of gedroogde vrugte nie. Dit mis die punt. Neute het soveel te doen: dit bevorder volheidsgevoelens en help sodoende om ooreet te verminder, en hulle het 'n wye verskeidenheid voedingstowwe wat gesondheid bevorder. Boonop bied neute prebiotiese vesel, die soort wat die gesonde gemeenskap van bakterieë in u ingewande voed en brandstof bied vir 'n sterk immuunstelsel.

'N Gesonder versnapering is om alleen neute te smul, of 'n eie mengsel te maak, met 'n mengsel van meestal neute, saam met gedroogde vrugte en ander byvoegings, soos springmielies, geroosterde klapper of volgraan, graan met laer suiker. . Vir 'n sjokoladegeur, voeg kakao -nibs by, wat gemaak is van suiwer kakaobone en ook by Trader Joe's verkoop word.

Veselagtige Granola Bars

Hierdie stawe spog natuurlik met 9 gram vesel, maar nie uit 'n hele voedselbron nie, soos neute of vrugte. Hierdie te verwerkte staaf word hoofsaaklik gemaak met 'n vervaardigde vorm van vesel - oligofruktose - wat spysverteringskanaal kan veroorsaak, soos gas en opgeblasenheid. Dankie, maar nee dankie! Gelukkig het Trader Joe's gesonde granola -repe, soos These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, wat 'n baie eenvoudige lys bestanddele bevat.

Better'n grondboontjiebotter

Dit roep allerhande vrae op wat begin met: "Wat is beter as grondboontjiebotter?" Grondboontjiebotter bevat meer proteïene en vesel as enige van die neutbotter, en die tipe vet in grondboontjiebotter is hoofsaaklik mono -onversadig (ook bekend as MUFA's) - dieselfde soort wat in olyfolie en avokado's voorkom. Hierdie tipe vet bevoordeel u liggaam op verskeie maniere, van die verlaging van u risiko vir diabetes en hartsiektes tot verbeterings in geheue en denkvaardighede by ouer volwassenes. Een studie het bevind dat MUFA's help om breinverbindings te optimaliseer wat verband hou met hoër intelligensie en probleemoplossingsvaardighede. Vertel my waarom ons hierdie vette presies wil beperk, of erger nog, dit wil vervang met bymiddels en versoeters? Gee hierdie produk deur ten gunste van werklike grondboontjiebotter, soos Trader Joe se organiese grondboontjiebotter gemaak van grondboontjies uit Valencia.

Glutenvrye en suiwelvrye tuisgemaakte pannekoeke

Verbruikers wat op soek is na glutenvrye tariewe, noem dikwels 'n gesonde leefstyl as 'n primêre rede waarom hulle op soek is na hierdie soort kos. Laat ons die rekord dadelik opstel: Vryetikette (soos glutenvry, suiwelvry en neutvry) is nie die beste aanduiding van die gesondheid van 'n produk nie. Neem hierdie bevrore pannekoeke van Trader Joe's. Die pannekoekporsie bevat 11 g suiker (dit is amper 3 teelepels-voordat jy die esdoringstroop byvoeg), en absoluut geen glutenvrye volgraan nie, soos bruinrysmeel, hawer of bokwietmeel-alles perfek uitstekende pannekoekbestanddele. Wat u eerder sal vind, is verfynde koolhidraatmeel (lees: nie gesond nie), insluitend rysmeel, tapioca -meel en aartappelmeel.

Veggie Crisps

Laat u nie mislei deur die woord groente op die etiket nie, of deur die kleurryke skyfies wat uit die deursigtige pakket verskyn. Hierdie chips word gemaak met aartappelstysel en aartappelmeel, met 'n bietjie tamatie en spinasiepoeier ingegooi om in te kleur. Patatskyfies, wat ook by TJ's verkoop word, word gemaak van regte patats, wat beteken dat hulle baie meer voeding het as hierdie groente -nabootsers.

Mediterreense Hummus Snack Pack met Pita Chips

Ek is mal oor hummus (sowel as ander tariewe wat op kikkererwten gebaseer is), so ek wil seker maak dat dit duidelik is dat hummus die duime opsteek! Die verskeidenheid voedingstowwe in hummus en ander kikkererwte-voedsel verhoog die voedsaamheid van u dieet en navorsing toon dat mense wat hierdie kos eet, 'n laer risiko het om oorgewig of vetsugtig te wees. Kekerertjies beskerm jou ook teen hartsiektes en diabetes, en hou jou spysverteringstelsel aan die neurie. Die vangs hier is die pita -skyfies wat saamgaan vir die rit. Hulle word gemaak van koringmeel (kode vir wit, geraffineerde meel) in plaas van 'n gesonder volgraan, wat beteken dat die pitaskyfies nie die voordelige spektrum van voedingstowwe het wat volvoedsel, insluitend volgraan, verskaf nie.

Boonop is die snackporsie redelik stewig en kan dit te veel vir u behoeftes wees. Een studie het bevind dat voedsel wat as 'snacks' aangedui word, ons kan aanspoor om later te ooreet, en tesame met die groot porsie, kan dit u aanspoor om u persoonlike vereistes te oorskry. My advies is om die hummus afsonderlik te koop en weg te sny met vooraf gesnyde groente (soos wortels, komkommers of rooipeperskywe). Volgraan- of boontjiebakkies sou ook beter keuses wees.


8 oënskynlik gesonde Trader Joe -produkte wat eintlik nie goed vir u is nie

Trader Joe's is 'n uitstekende plek om te koop vir gesonde geriefsgoedere, maar moenie dat die logo die beste by u pas nie. Nie elke produk is 'n voedingswenner nie. Ek praat nie eers van dinge soos brownies, koeke en roomys nie. U hoef nie 'n dieetkundige te wees om te weet dat u nie 'n voedingswaarde met nageregte kry nie.

Sommige alledaagse items wat gesonder lyk, is egter ook nie so goed vir u nie. Hier is 'n paar van die oortreders wat die beste op die rak gelaat word.

Griekse lae vet yoghurt in amandelbotter klapper

Met al die gesonde gonswoorde (jogurt! Amandelbotter! Kokos!), Dink u miskien: 'Wag! Wat?" Hier is die ooreenkoms: Al hierdie bestanddele kan voedsaam wees, maar 'n kykie op die etiket toon dat die 'amandelbotter -klapperbasis' rietsuiker as die eerste bestanddeel bevat. Dit verklaar die twee-teelepels bygevoegde suiker wat hierdie produk bied. Dit is meer as 'n derde van die maksimum hoeveelheid wat vroue elke dag moet kry (mans moet 9 bygevoegde teelepels per dag byvoeg).

My advies: Gee hierdie produk deur en probeer in plaas daarvan 'n bietjie Griekse jogurt met 'n lepel amandelbotter besprinkel met onversoete, geroosterde klapper. As jy 'n bietjie versoeter nodig het, gebruik 'n bietjie heuning of esdoringstroop. Ek wed dat u met minder kan klaarkom as wat TJ by hul weergawe voeg.

Baie groen 100% sap smoothie

Dit is so misleidend! Hier is die rede: Alhoewel die woorde "baie groen" met groot letters op die etiket uitgelig word, is dit die sap wat my regtig uitspring. Appelsap word as die eerste bestanddeel gelys, en pynappelsap is nie ver agter nie. En die bottel, wat saam met die drankies verkoop word, bevat twee porsies. So lyk dit: 260 kalorieë, 62 gram koolhidraat en 56 gram suiker. Hierdie rampspoedige kombinasie, wat proteïene en vesel ontbreek, het 'n onmiddellike en ongesonde invloed op u bloedsuikervlakke. As u probleme ondervind om aan u produkbehoeftes te voldoen en 'n bietjie groente wil drink, soek dan sappe wat gemaak is met groente en min vrugtesap, indien enige. Beter nog, meng jou eie groente met een porsie heel vrugte in 'n smoothie, en jy kry die vesel (wat uit sap gehaal word) saam met die verskeidenheid vitamiene, minerale en beskermende fitochemikalieë.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

Die probleem met hierdie mengsel is dat die eerste bestanddeel snoep is, nie neute of gedroogde vrugte nie. Dit mis die punt. Neute het soveel te doen: hulle bevorder volheidsgevoelens en help daarmee om ooreet te verminder, en hulle het 'n wye verskeidenheid voedingstowwe wat gesondheid bevorder. Boonop bied neute prebiotiese vesel, die soort wat die gesonde gemeenskap van bakterieë in u ingewande voed en brandstof bied vir 'n sterk immuunstelsel.

'N Gesonder versnapering is om alleen neute te smul, of jou eie roermengsel te maak, met 'n mengsel van meestal neute, saam met gedroogde vrugte en ander byvoegings, soos springmielies, geroosterde klapper of volgraan, graan met laer suiker. . Vir 'n sjokoladegeur, voeg kakao -nibs by, wat gemaak is van suiwer kakaobone en ook by Trader Joe's verkoop word.

Veselagtige Granola Bars

Hierdie stawe spog natuurlik met 9 gram vesel, maar nie uit 'n hele voedselbron nie, soos neute of vrugte. Hierdie te verwerkte staaf word hoofsaaklik gemaak met 'n vervaardigde vorm van vesel - oligofruktose - wat spysverteringskanaal kan veroorsaak, soos gas en opgeblasenheid. Dankie, maar nee dankie! Gelukkig het Trader Joe's gesonde granola -repe, soos These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, wat 'n baie eenvoudige lys bestanddele bevat.

Better'n grondboontjiebotter

Dit roep allerhande vrae op wat begin met: "Wat is beter as grondboontjiebotter?" Grondboontjiebotter bevat meer proteïene en vesel as enige van die neutbotter, en die tipe vet in grondboontjiebotter is hoofsaaklik mono -onversadig (ook bekend as MUFA's) - dieselfde tipe wat in olyfolie en avokado's voorkom. Hierdie tipe vet bevoordeel u liggaam op verskeie maniere, van die vermindering van u risiko vir diabetes en hartsiektes tot verbeterings in geheue en denkvaardighede by ouer volwassenes. Een studie het bevind dat MUFA's help om breinverbindings te optimaliseer wat verband hou met hoër intelligensie en probleemoplossingsvaardighede. Vertel my waarom ons hierdie vette presies wil beperk, of erger nog, dit wil vervang met bymiddels en versoeters? Gee hierdie produk deur ten gunste van werklike grondboontjiebotter, soos Trader Joe se organiese grondboontjiebotter gemaak van grondboontjies uit Valencia.

Glutenvrye en suiwelvrye tuisgemaakte pannekoeke

Verbruikers wat op soek is na glutenvrye tariewe, noem dikwels 'n gesonde leefstyl as 'n primêre rede waarom hulle op soek is na hierdie soort kos. Laat ons die rekord dadelik opstel: Vryetikette (soos glutenvry, suiwelvry en neutvry) is nie die beste aanduiding van die gesondheid van 'n produk nie. Neem hierdie bevrore pannekoeke van Trader Joe's. Die pannekoekporsie bevat 11 g suiker (dit is amper 3 teelepels-voordat jy die esdoringstroop byvoeg) en absoluut geen glutenvrye volgraan nie, soos bruinrysmeel, hawer of bokwietmeel-alles perfek uitstekende pannekoekbestanddele. Wat u eerder sal vind, is verfynde koolhidraatmeel (lees: nie gesond nie), insluitend rysmeel, tapioca -meel en aartappelmeel.

Veggie Crisps

Laat u nie mislei deur die woord groente op die etiket nie, of deur die kleurryke skyfies wat uit die deursigtige pakket verskyn. Hierdie chips word gemaak met aartappelstysel en aartappelmeel, met 'n bietjie tamatie en spinasiepoeier ingegooi om in te kleur. Patatskyfies, wat ook by TJ's verkoop word, word gemaak van regte patats, wat beteken dat hulle baie meer voeding het as hierdie groente -nabootsers.

Mediterreense Hummus Snack Pack met Pita Chips

Ek is mal oor hummus (sowel as ander tariewe wat op kikkererwten gebaseer is), so ek wil seker maak dat dit duidelik is dat hummus die duime opsteek! Die verskeidenheid voedingstowwe in hummus en ander kikkererwte-voedsel verhoog die voedsaamheid van u dieet en navorsing toon dat mense wat hierdie kos eet, 'n laer risiko het om oorgewig of vetsugtig te wees. Kekerertjies beskerm jou ook teen hartsiektes en diabetes, en hou jou spysverteringstelsel aan die neurie. Die vangs hier is die pita -skyfies wat saamgaan vir die rit. Hulle word gemaak van koringmeel (kode vir wit, geraffineerde meel) in plaas van 'n gesonder volgraan, wat beteken dat die pitaskyfies nie die voordelige spektrum van voedingstowwe het wat volvoedsel, insluitend volgraan, verskaf nie.

Boonop is die snackporsie redelik stewig en kan dit te veel vir u behoeftes wees. Een studie het bevind dat voedsel wat as 'snacks' aangedui word, ons kan aanspoor om later te ooreet, en tesame met die groot porsie, kan dit u aanspoor om u persoonlike vereistes te oorskry. My advies is om die hummus afsonderlik te koop en weg te sny met vooraf gesnyde groente (soos wortels, komkommers of rooipeperskywe). Volgraan- of boontjiebakkies sou ook beter keuses wees.


8 oënskynlik gesonde Trader Joe -produkte wat eintlik nie goed vir u is nie

Trader Joe's is 'n uitstekende plek om te koop vir gesonde geriefsgoedere, maar moenie dat die logo die beste by u pas nie. Nie elke produk is 'n voedingswenner nie. Ek praat nie eers van dinge soos brownies, koeke en roomys nie. U hoef nie 'n dieetkundige te wees om te weet dat u nie 'n voedingswaarde met nageregte kry nie.

Sommige alledaagse items wat gesonder lyk, is egter ook nie so goed vir u nie. Hier is 'n paar van die oortreders wat die beste op die rak gelaat word.

Griekse lae vet yoghurt in amandelbotter klapper

Met al die gesonde gonswoorde (jogurt! Amandelbotter! Kokos!), Dink u miskien: 'Wag! Wat?" Hier is die ooreenkoms: Al hierdie bestanddele kan voedsaam wees, maar 'n kykie op die etiket toon dat die 'amandelbotter -klapperbasis' rietsuiker as die eerste bestanddeel bevat. Dit verklaar die twee-teelepels bygevoegde suiker wat hierdie produk bied. Dit is meer as 'n derde van die maksimum hoeveelheid wat vroue elke dag moet kry (mans moet 9 bygevoegde teelepels per dag byvoeg).

My advies: Gee hierdie produk deur en probeer in plaas daarvan 'n bietjie Griekse jogurt met 'n lepel amandelbotter besprinkel met onversoete, geroosterde klapper. As jy 'n bietjie versoeter nodig het, gebruik 'n bietjie heuning of esdoringstroop. Ek wed dat u met minder kan klaarkom as wat TJ by hul weergawe voeg.

Baie groen 100% sap smoothie

Dit is so misleidend! Hier is die rede: Alhoewel die woorde "baie groen" met groot letters op die etiket uitgelig word, is dit die sap wat my regtig uitspring. Appelsap word as die eerste bestanddeel gelys, en pynappelsap is nie ver agter nie. En die bottel, wat saam met die drankies verkoop word, bevat twee porsies. So lyk dit: 260 kalorieë, 62 gram koolhidraat en 56 gram suiker. Hierdie rampspoedige kombinasie, wat proteïene en vesel ontbreek, het 'n onmiddellike en ongesonde invloed op u bloedsuikervlakke. As u probleme ondervind om aan u produkbehoeftes te voldoen en 'n bietjie groente wil drink, soek dan sappe wat gemaak is met groente en min vrugtesap, indien enige. Beter nog, meng jou eie groente met een porsie heel vrugte in 'n smoothie, en jy kry die vesel (wat uit sap gehaal word) saam met die verskeidenheid vitamiene, minerale en beskermende fitochemikalieë.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

Die probleem met hierdie mengsel is dat die eerste bestanddeel snoep is, nie neute of gedroogde vrugte nie. Dit mis die punt. Neute het soveel te doen: hulle bevorder volheidsgevoelens en help daarmee om ooreet te verminder, en hulle het 'n wye verskeidenheid voedingstowwe wat gesondheid bevorder. Boonop bied neute prebiotiese vesel, die soort wat die gesonde gemeenskap van bakterieë in u ingewande voed en brandstof bied vir 'n sterk immuunstelsel.

'N Gesonder versnapering is om alleen neute te smul, of jou eie roermengsel te maak, met 'n mengsel van meestal neute, saam met gedroogde vrugte en ander byvoegings, soos springmielies, geroosterde klapper of volgraan, graan met laer suiker. . Vir 'n sjokoladegeur, voeg kakao -nibs by, wat gemaak is van suiwer kakaobone en ook by Trader Joe's verkoop word.

Veselagtige Granola Bars

Hierdie stawe spog natuurlik met 9 gram vesel, maar nie uit 'n hele voedselbron nie, soos neute of vrugte. Hierdie te verwerkte staaf word hoofsaaklik gemaak met 'n vervaardigde vorm van vesel - oligofruktose - wat spysverteringskanaal kan veroorsaak, soos gas en opgeblasenheid. Dankie, maar nee dankie! Gelukkig het Trader Joe's gesonde granola -repe, soos These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, wat 'n baie eenvoudige bestanddeellys bevat.

Better'n grondboontjiebotter

Dit roep allerhande vrae op wat begin met: "Wat is beter as grondboontjiebotter?" Grondboontjiebotter bevat meer proteïene en vesel as enige van die neutbotter, en die tipe vet in grondboontjiebotter is hoofsaaklik mono -onversadig (ook bekend as MUFA's) - dieselfde soort wat in olyfolie en avokado's voorkom. Hierdie tipe vet bevoordeel u liggaam op verskeie maniere, van die verlaging van u risiko vir diabetes en hartsiektes tot verbeterings in geheue en denkvaardighede by ouer volwassenes. Een studie het bevind dat MUFA's help om breinverbindings te optimaliseer wat verband hou met hoër intelligensie en probleemoplossingsvaardighede. Vertel my waarom ons hierdie vette presies wil beperk, of erger nog, dit wil vervang met bymiddels en versoeters? Gee hierdie produk deur ten gunste van werklike grondboontjiebotter, soos Trader Joe se organiese grondboontjiebotter gemaak van grondboontjies uit Valencia.

Glutenvrye en suiwelvrye tuisgemaakte pannekoeke

Verbruikers wat op soek is na glutenvrye tariewe, noem dikwels 'n gesonde leefstyl as 'n primêre rede waarom hulle op soek is na hierdie soort kos. Laat ons die rekord dadelik opstel: Vryetikette (soos glutenvry, suiwelvry en neutvry) is nie die beste aanduiding van die gesondheid van 'n produk nie. Neem hierdie bevrore pannekoeke van Trader Joe's. Die pannekoekporsie bevat 11 g suiker (dit is amper 3 teelepels-voordat jy die esdoringstroop byvoeg) en absoluut geen glutenvrye volgraan nie, soos bruinrysmeel, hawer of bokwietmeel-alles perfek uitstekende pannekoekbestanddele. Wat u eerder sal vind, is verfynde koolhidraatmeel (lees: nie gesond nie), insluitend rysmeel, tapioca -meel en aartappelmeel.

Veggie Crisps

Laat u nie mislei deur die woord groente op die etiket nie, of deur die kleurryke skyfies wat uit die deursigtige pakket verskyn. Hierdie chips word gemaak met aartappelstysel en aartappelmeel, met 'n bietjie tamatie en spinasiepoeier ingegooi om in te kleur. Patatskyfies, wat ook by TJ's verkoop word, word gemaak van regte patats, wat beteken dat hulle baie meer voeding het as hierdie groente -nabootsers.

Mediterreense Hummus Snack Pack met Pita Chips

Ek is mal oor hummus (sowel as ander tariewe wat op kikkererwten gebaseer is), so ek wil seker maak dat dit duidelik is dat hummus die duime opsteek! Die verskeidenheid voedingstowwe in hummus en ander kikkererwte-voedsel verhoog die voedsaamheid van u dieet en navorsing toon dat mense wat hierdie kos eet, 'n laer risiko het om oorgewig of vetsugtig te wees. Kekerertjies beskerm jou ook teen hartsiektes en diabetes, en hou jou spysverteringstelsel aan die neurie. Die vangs hier is die pita -skyfies wat saamgaan vir die rit. Hulle word gemaak van koringmeel (kode vir wit, geraffineerde meel) in plaas van 'n gesonder volgraan, wat beteken dat die pitaskyfies nie die voordelige spektrum van voedingstowwe het wat volvoedsel, insluitend volgraan, verskaf nie.

Boonop is die snackporsie redelik stewig en kan dit te veel vir u behoeftes wees. Een studie het bevind dat voedsel met die naam 'snacks', soos hierdie, ons kan aanspoor om later te ooreet, en tesame met die groot porsie, kan dit u aanspoor om u persoonlike vereistes te oorskry. My advies is om die hummus afsonderlik te koop en weg te sny met vooraf gesnyde groente (soos wortels, komkommers of rooipeperskywe). Volgraan- of boontjiebakkies sou ook beter keuses wees.


8 oënskynlik gesonde Trader Joe -produkte wat eintlik nie goed vir u is nie

Trader Joe's is 'n uitstekende plek om te koop vir gesonde geriefsgoedere, maar moenie dat die logo die beste by u pas nie. Nie elke produk is 'n voedingswenner nie. Ek praat nie eers van dinge soos brownies, koeke en roomys nie. U hoef nie 'n dieetkundige te wees om te weet dat u nie 'n voedingswaarde met nageregte kry nie.

Sommige alledaagse items wat gesonder lyk, is egter ook nie so goed vir u nie. Hier is 'n paar van die oortreders wat die beste op die rak gelaat word.

Griekse lae vet yoghurt in amandelbotter klapper

Met al die gesonde gonswoorde (jogurt! Amandelbotter! Kokos!), Dink u miskien: 'Wag! Wat?" Hier is die deal: Al hierdie bestanddele kan voedsaam wees, maar 'n kykie op die etiket toon dat die 'amandelbotter -klapperbasis' rietsuiker as die eerste bestanddeel noem. Dit verklaar die twee plus teelepels bygevoegde suiker wat hierdie produk bied. Dit is meer as 'n derde van die maksimum hoeveelheid wat vroue elke dag moet kry (mans moet 9 bygevoegde teelepels per dag byvoeg).

My advies: Gee hierdie produk deur en probeer eerder gewone Griekse jogurt met 'n lepel amandelbotter besprinkel met onversoete, geroosterde klapper. As jy 'n bietjie versoeter nodig het, gebruik 'n bietjie heuning of esdoringstroop. Ek wed dat u met minder kan klaarkom as wat TJ by hul weergawe voeg.

Baie groen 100% sap smoothie

Dit is so misleidend! Here’s why: Though the words “very green” are highlighted in big bold letters on the label, what really jumps out at me is the juice. Apple juice is listed as the first ingredient and pineapple juice isn’t far behind. And the bottle, which is sold with the single-serving drinks, contains two servings. Here’s what that looks like: 260 calories 62 grams of carbohydrate, and 56 grams of sugar. This disastrous combo, which lacks protein and fiber, has an immediate and unhealthy impact on your blood-sugar levels. If you have trouble meeting your produce needs and want to sip some greens, find juices that are made with veggies and little, if any, fruit juice. Better yet, blend your own greens with one serving of whole fruits into a smoothie and you’ll get the fiber (which gets extracted from juice) along with the array of vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

The trouble with this trail mix is that the first ingredient is candy, not nuts or dried fruit. This misses the mark. Nuts have so much going for them: they promote feelings of fullness, thereby helping to reduce overeating, and they have a wide range of nutrients that promote health. Plus, nuts provide prebiotic fiber, the kind that nourishes the healthy community of bacteria in your gut and provides fuel for a strong immune system.

A healthier snack idea is to munch on nuts alone, or make your own trail mix, with a blend of mostly nuts, along with dried fruit and other add-ins, such as popcorn, toasted coconut, or whole grain, lower-sugar cereal. For chocolatey flavor, add cacao nibs, which are made from pure cocoa beans and are also sold at Trader Joe’s.

Fiberful Granola Bars

Sure, these bars boast 9 grams of fiber, but not from a whole food source, like nuts or fruits. This overly processed bar is predominantly made with a manufactured form of fiber — oligofructose — that can trigger digestive discomfort, like gas and bloating. Thanks, but no thanks! Luckily, Trader Joe’s has healthy granola bars, like These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, which have a very simple ingredient list.

Better’n Peanut Butter

This raises all sorts of questions starting with, “What’s better than peanut butter?” Peanut butter has more protein and fiber than any of the nut butters, and the type of fat in peanut butter is predominantly monounsaturated (also known as MUFAs) — the same type found in olive oil and avocados. This type of fat benefits your body in multiple ways, from lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease to improvements in memory and thinking skills in older adults. One study found that MUFAs help optimize brain connections linked with higher intelligence and problem-solving skills. Tell me why, exactly, we want to limit these fats, or worse, replace them with additives and sweeteners? Pass on this product in favor of actual peanut butter, such as Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter made from Valencia peanuts.

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Consumers looking for gluten-free fare often cite healthy living as a primary reason they’re looking for these types of foods. Let’s set the record straight right away: Free-from labels (such as gluten free, dairy free and nut free) aren’t the best indicator of a product’s healthfulness. Take these frozen pancakes from Trader Joe’s. The 3-pancake serving has 11 g of sugar (here we go again that’s almost 3 teaspoons — before you add the maple syrup), and absolutely no gluten-free whole grains, such as brown rice flour, oats or buckwheat flour — all perfectly great pancake ingredients. What you’ll find instead are refined carbohydrate flours (read: not healthy), including rice flour, tapioca flour and potato flour.

Veggie Crisps

Don’t be fooled by the word veggie on the label, or by the colorful chips peering out of the see-through package. These crisps are made with potato starch and potato flour, with a little tomato and spinach powder thrown in for coloring. Sweet potato chips, also sold at TJ’s, are made from real sweet potatoes, which means they have a lot more nutrition than these veggie imitators.

Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips

I’m all for hummus (as well as other chickpea-based fare) so I want to make sure it’s clear that hummus gets the thumbs up! The array of nutrients in hummus and other chickpea-based foods increase the nutritiousness of your diet and research shows that people who eat these foods have a lower risk of being overweight or obese. Chickpeas also protect you from heart disease and diabetes, and keep your digestive system humming along. The catch here is the pita chips that go along for the ride. They’re made from wheat flour (code for white, refined flour) instead of a healthier whole grain, which means the pita chips lack the beneficial spectrum of nutrients that whole foods, including whole grains, provide.

On top of that, the snack pack portion is quite hefty, and may be too much for your needs. One study found that foods labeled as ‘snacks,’ like these are, can prime us to overeat later on, and coupled with the oversized portion, this may prompt you to go above and beyond your personal requirements. My advice is to buy the hummus separately, and dip away with pre-sliced veggies (such as carrots, cucumbers or red pepper slices). Whole grain or bean-based chips would also be better choices.


8 seemingly healthy Trader Joe's products that actually aren't good for you

Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop for healthy convenience fare, but don’t let the logo get the best of you. Not every product is a nutritional winner. I’m not even talking about things like brownies, cakes and ice cream. You don’t need to be a dietitian to know you aren’t hitting a nutritional home run with desserts.

However, some everyday items that might seem like healthier options aren’t so good for you, either. Here are some of the offenders that are best left on the shelf.

Greek Low Fat Yogurt in Almond Butter Coconut

With all the healthy buzz words (yogurt! Almond butter! Coconut!), you may be thinking, “Wait! What?” Here’s the deal: All of those ingredients can make nutritious sense, but a peek at the label shows that the ‘almond butter coconut base’ lists cane sugar as its first ingredient. That explains the two-plus teaspoons of added sugar this product provides. That’s more than a third of the maximum amount women should be getting each day (men should cap added sugar intake at 9 teaspoons per day).

My advice: Pass on this product and instead, try some plain Greek yogurt with a spoonful of almond butter sprinkled with unsweetened, toasted coconut. If you need a little sweetener, use a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. I bet you can get by with less than TJ’s adds to their version.

Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie

This is so misleading! Here’s why: Though the words “very green” are highlighted in big bold letters on the label, what really jumps out at me is the juice. Apple juice is listed as the first ingredient and pineapple juice isn’t far behind. And the bottle, which is sold with the single-serving drinks, contains two servings. Here’s what that looks like: 260 calories 62 grams of carbohydrate, and 56 grams of sugar. This disastrous combo, which lacks protein and fiber, has an immediate and unhealthy impact on your blood-sugar levels. If you have trouble meeting your produce needs and want to sip some greens, find juices that are made with veggies and little, if any, fruit juice. Better yet, blend your own greens with one serving of whole fruits into a smoothie and you’ll get the fiber (which gets extracted from juice) along with the array of vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

The trouble with this trail mix is that the first ingredient is candy, not nuts or dried fruit. This misses the mark. Nuts have so much going for them: they promote feelings of fullness, thereby helping to reduce overeating, and they have a wide range of nutrients that promote health. Plus, nuts provide prebiotic fiber, the kind that nourishes the healthy community of bacteria in your gut and provides fuel for a strong immune system.

A healthier snack idea is to munch on nuts alone, or make your own trail mix, with a blend of mostly nuts, along with dried fruit and other add-ins, such as popcorn, toasted coconut, or whole grain, lower-sugar cereal. For chocolatey flavor, add cacao nibs, which are made from pure cocoa beans and are also sold at Trader Joe’s.

Fiberful Granola Bars

Sure, these bars boast 9 grams of fiber, but not from a whole food source, like nuts or fruits. This overly processed bar is predominantly made with a manufactured form of fiber — oligofructose — that can trigger digestive discomfort, like gas and bloating. Thanks, but no thanks! Luckily, Trader Joe’s has healthy granola bars, like These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, which have a very simple ingredient list.

Better’n Peanut Butter

This raises all sorts of questions starting with, “What’s better than peanut butter?” Peanut butter has more protein and fiber than any of the nut butters, and the type of fat in peanut butter is predominantly monounsaturated (also known as MUFAs) — the same type found in olive oil and avocados. This type of fat benefits your body in multiple ways, from lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease to improvements in memory and thinking skills in older adults. One study found that MUFAs help optimize brain connections linked with higher intelligence and problem-solving skills. Tell me why, exactly, we want to limit these fats, or worse, replace them with additives and sweeteners? Pass on this product in favor of actual peanut butter, such as Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter made from Valencia peanuts.

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Consumers looking for gluten-free fare often cite healthy living as a primary reason they’re looking for these types of foods. Let’s set the record straight right away: Free-from labels (such as gluten free, dairy free and nut free) aren’t the best indicator of a product’s healthfulness. Take these frozen pancakes from Trader Joe’s. The 3-pancake serving has 11 g of sugar (here we go again that’s almost 3 teaspoons — before you add the maple syrup), and absolutely no gluten-free whole grains, such as brown rice flour, oats or buckwheat flour — all perfectly great pancake ingredients. What you’ll find instead are refined carbohydrate flours (read: not healthy), including rice flour, tapioca flour and potato flour.

Veggie Crisps

Don’t be fooled by the word veggie on the label, or by the colorful chips peering out of the see-through package. These crisps are made with potato starch and potato flour, with a little tomato and spinach powder thrown in for coloring. Sweet potato chips, also sold at TJ’s, are made from real sweet potatoes, which means they have a lot more nutrition than these veggie imitators.

Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips

I’m all for hummus (as well as other chickpea-based fare) so I want to make sure it’s clear that hummus gets the thumbs up! The array of nutrients in hummus and other chickpea-based foods increase the nutritiousness of your diet and research shows that people who eat these foods have a lower risk of being overweight or obese. Chickpeas also protect you from heart disease and diabetes, and keep your digestive system humming along. The catch here is the pita chips that go along for the ride. They’re made from wheat flour (code for white, refined flour) instead of a healthier whole grain, which means the pita chips lack the beneficial spectrum of nutrients that whole foods, including whole grains, provide.

On top of that, the snack pack portion is quite hefty, and may be too much for your needs. One study found that foods labeled as ‘snacks,’ like these are, can prime us to overeat later on, and coupled with the oversized portion, this may prompt you to go above and beyond your personal requirements. My advice is to buy the hummus separately, and dip away with pre-sliced veggies (such as carrots, cucumbers or red pepper slices). Whole grain or bean-based chips would also be better choices.


8 seemingly healthy Trader Joe's products that actually aren't good for you

Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop for healthy convenience fare, but don’t let the logo get the best of you. Not every product is a nutritional winner. I’m not even talking about things like brownies, cakes and ice cream. You don’t need to be a dietitian to know you aren’t hitting a nutritional home run with desserts.

However, some everyday items that might seem like healthier options aren’t so good for you, either. Here are some of the offenders that are best left on the shelf.

Greek Low Fat Yogurt in Almond Butter Coconut

With all the healthy buzz words (yogurt! Almond butter! Coconut!), you may be thinking, “Wait! What?” Here’s the deal: All of those ingredients can make nutritious sense, but a peek at the label shows that the ‘almond butter coconut base’ lists cane sugar as its first ingredient. That explains the two-plus teaspoons of added sugar this product provides. That’s more than a third of the maximum amount women should be getting each day (men should cap added sugar intake at 9 teaspoons per day).

My advice: Pass on this product and instead, try some plain Greek yogurt with a spoonful of almond butter sprinkled with unsweetened, toasted coconut. If you need a little sweetener, use a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. I bet you can get by with less than TJ’s adds to their version.

Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie

This is so misleading! Here’s why: Though the words “very green” are highlighted in big bold letters on the label, what really jumps out at me is the juice. Apple juice is listed as the first ingredient and pineapple juice isn’t far behind. And the bottle, which is sold with the single-serving drinks, contains two servings. Here’s what that looks like: 260 calories 62 grams of carbohydrate, and 56 grams of sugar. This disastrous combo, which lacks protein and fiber, has an immediate and unhealthy impact on your blood-sugar levels. If you have trouble meeting your produce needs and want to sip some greens, find juices that are made with veggies and little, if any, fruit juice. Better yet, blend your own greens with one serving of whole fruits into a smoothie and you’ll get the fiber (which gets extracted from juice) along with the array of vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

The trouble with this trail mix is that the first ingredient is candy, not nuts or dried fruit. This misses the mark. Nuts have so much going for them: they promote feelings of fullness, thereby helping to reduce overeating, and they have a wide range of nutrients that promote health. Plus, nuts provide prebiotic fiber, the kind that nourishes the healthy community of bacteria in your gut and provides fuel for a strong immune system.

A healthier snack idea is to munch on nuts alone, or make your own trail mix, with a blend of mostly nuts, along with dried fruit and other add-ins, such as popcorn, toasted coconut, or whole grain, lower-sugar cereal. For chocolatey flavor, add cacao nibs, which are made from pure cocoa beans and are also sold at Trader Joe’s.

Fiberful Granola Bars

Sure, these bars boast 9 grams of fiber, but not from a whole food source, like nuts or fruits. This overly processed bar is predominantly made with a manufactured form of fiber — oligofructose — that can trigger digestive discomfort, like gas and bloating. Thanks, but no thanks! Luckily, Trader Joe’s has healthy granola bars, like These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, which have a very simple ingredient list.

Better’n Peanut Butter

This raises all sorts of questions starting with, “What’s better than peanut butter?” Peanut butter has more protein and fiber than any of the nut butters, and the type of fat in peanut butter is predominantly monounsaturated (also known as MUFAs) — the same type found in olive oil and avocados. This type of fat benefits your body in multiple ways, from lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease to improvements in memory and thinking skills in older adults. One study found that MUFAs help optimize brain connections linked with higher intelligence and problem-solving skills. Tell me why, exactly, we want to limit these fats, or worse, replace them with additives and sweeteners? Pass on this product in favor of actual peanut butter, such as Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter made from Valencia peanuts.

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Consumers looking for gluten-free fare often cite healthy living as a primary reason they’re looking for these types of foods. Let’s set the record straight right away: Free-from labels (such as gluten free, dairy free and nut free) aren’t the best indicator of a product’s healthfulness. Take these frozen pancakes from Trader Joe’s. The 3-pancake serving has 11 g of sugar (here we go again that’s almost 3 teaspoons — before you add the maple syrup), and absolutely no gluten-free whole grains, such as brown rice flour, oats or buckwheat flour — all perfectly great pancake ingredients. What you’ll find instead are refined carbohydrate flours (read: not healthy), including rice flour, tapioca flour and potato flour.

Veggie Crisps

Don’t be fooled by the word veggie on the label, or by the colorful chips peering out of the see-through package. These crisps are made with potato starch and potato flour, with a little tomato and spinach powder thrown in for coloring. Sweet potato chips, also sold at TJ’s, are made from real sweet potatoes, which means they have a lot more nutrition than these veggie imitators.

Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips

I’m all for hummus (as well as other chickpea-based fare) so I want to make sure it’s clear that hummus gets the thumbs up! The array of nutrients in hummus and other chickpea-based foods increase the nutritiousness of your diet and research shows that people who eat these foods have a lower risk of being overweight or obese. Chickpeas also protect you from heart disease and diabetes, and keep your digestive system humming along. The catch here is the pita chips that go along for the ride. They’re made from wheat flour (code for white, refined flour) instead of a healthier whole grain, which means the pita chips lack the beneficial spectrum of nutrients that whole foods, including whole grains, provide.

On top of that, the snack pack portion is quite hefty, and may be too much for your needs. One study found that foods labeled as ‘snacks,’ like these are, can prime us to overeat later on, and coupled with the oversized portion, this may prompt you to go above and beyond your personal requirements. My advice is to buy the hummus separately, and dip away with pre-sliced veggies (such as carrots, cucumbers or red pepper slices). Whole grain or bean-based chips would also be better choices.


8 seemingly healthy Trader Joe's products that actually aren't good for you

Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop for healthy convenience fare, but don’t let the logo get the best of you. Not every product is a nutritional winner. I’m not even talking about things like brownies, cakes and ice cream. You don’t need to be a dietitian to know you aren’t hitting a nutritional home run with desserts.

However, some everyday items that might seem like healthier options aren’t so good for you, either. Here are some of the offenders that are best left on the shelf.

Greek Low Fat Yogurt in Almond Butter Coconut

With all the healthy buzz words (yogurt! Almond butter! Coconut!), you may be thinking, “Wait! What?” Here’s the deal: All of those ingredients can make nutritious sense, but a peek at the label shows that the ‘almond butter coconut base’ lists cane sugar as its first ingredient. That explains the two-plus teaspoons of added sugar this product provides. That’s more than a third of the maximum amount women should be getting each day (men should cap added sugar intake at 9 teaspoons per day).

My advice: Pass on this product and instead, try some plain Greek yogurt with a spoonful of almond butter sprinkled with unsweetened, toasted coconut. If you need a little sweetener, use a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. I bet you can get by with less than TJ’s adds to their version.

Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie

This is so misleading! Here’s why: Though the words “very green” are highlighted in big bold letters on the label, what really jumps out at me is the juice. Apple juice is listed as the first ingredient and pineapple juice isn’t far behind. And the bottle, which is sold with the single-serving drinks, contains two servings. Here’s what that looks like: 260 calories 62 grams of carbohydrate, and 56 grams of sugar. This disastrous combo, which lacks protein and fiber, has an immediate and unhealthy impact on your blood-sugar levels. If you have trouble meeting your produce needs and want to sip some greens, find juices that are made with veggies and little, if any, fruit juice. Better yet, blend your own greens with one serving of whole fruits into a smoothie and you’ll get the fiber (which gets extracted from juice) along with the array of vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

The trouble with this trail mix is that the first ingredient is candy, not nuts or dried fruit. This misses the mark. Nuts have so much going for them: they promote feelings of fullness, thereby helping to reduce overeating, and they have a wide range of nutrients that promote health. Plus, nuts provide prebiotic fiber, the kind that nourishes the healthy community of bacteria in your gut and provides fuel for a strong immune system.

A healthier snack idea is to munch on nuts alone, or make your own trail mix, with a blend of mostly nuts, along with dried fruit and other add-ins, such as popcorn, toasted coconut, or whole grain, lower-sugar cereal. For chocolatey flavor, add cacao nibs, which are made from pure cocoa beans and are also sold at Trader Joe’s.

Fiberful Granola Bars

Sure, these bars boast 9 grams of fiber, but not from a whole food source, like nuts or fruits. This overly processed bar is predominantly made with a manufactured form of fiber — oligofructose — that can trigger digestive discomfort, like gas and bloating. Thanks, but no thanks! Luckily, Trader Joe’s has healthy granola bars, like These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, which have a very simple ingredient list.

Better’n Peanut Butter

This raises all sorts of questions starting with, “What’s better than peanut butter?” Peanut butter has more protein and fiber than any of the nut butters, and the type of fat in peanut butter is predominantly monounsaturated (also known as MUFAs) — the same type found in olive oil and avocados. This type of fat benefits your body in multiple ways, from lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease to improvements in memory and thinking skills in older adults. One study found that MUFAs help optimize brain connections linked with higher intelligence and problem-solving skills. Tell me why, exactly, we want to limit these fats, or worse, replace them with additives and sweeteners? Pass on this product in favor of actual peanut butter, such as Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter made from Valencia peanuts.

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Consumers looking for gluten-free fare often cite healthy living as a primary reason they’re looking for these types of foods. Let’s set the record straight right away: Free-from labels (such as gluten free, dairy free and nut free) aren’t the best indicator of a product’s healthfulness. Take these frozen pancakes from Trader Joe’s. The 3-pancake serving has 11 g of sugar (here we go again that’s almost 3 teaspoons — before you add the maple syrup), and absolutely no gluten-free whole grains, such as brown rice flour, oats or buckwheat flour — all perfectly great pancake ingredients. What you’ll find instead are refined carbohydrate flours (read: not healthy), including rice flour, tapioca flour and potato flour.

Veggie Crisps

Don’t be fooled by the word veggie on the label, or by the colorful chips peering out of the see-through package. These crisps are made with potato starch and potato flour, with a little tomato and spinach powder thrown in for coloring. Sweet potato chips, also sold at TJ’s, are made from real sweet potatoes, which means they have a lot more nutrition than these veggie imitators.

Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips

I’m all for hummus (as well as other chickpea-based fare) so I want to make sure it’s clear that hummus gets the thumbs up! The array of nutrients in hummus and other chickpea-based foods increase the nutritiousness of your diet and research shows that people who eat these foods have a lower risk of being overweight or obese. Chickpeas also protect you from heart disease and diabetes, and keep your digestive system humming along. The catch here is the pita chips that go along for the ride. They’re made from wheat flour (code for white, refined flour) instead of a healthier whole grain, which means the pita chips lack the beneficial spectrum of nutrients that whole foods, including whole grains, provide.

On top of that, the snack pack portion is quite hefty, and may be too much for your needs. One study found that foods labeled as ‘snacks,’ like these are, can prime us to overeat later on, and coupled with the oversized portion, this may prompt you to go above and beyond your personal requirements. My advice is to buy the hummus separately, and dip away with pre-sliced veggies (such as carrots, cucumbers or red pepper slices). Whole grain or bean-based chips would also be better choices.


8 seemingly healthy Trader Joe's products that actually aren't good for you

Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop for healthy convenience fare, but don’t let the logo get the best of you. Not every product is a nutritional winner. I’m not even talking about things like brownies, cakes and ice cream. You don’t need to be a dietitian to know you aren’t hitting a nutritional home run with desserts.

However, some everyday items that might seem like healthier options aren’t so good for you, either. Here are some of the offenders that are best left on the shelf.

Greek Low Fat Yogurt in Almond Butter Coconut

With all the healthy buzz words (yogurt! Almond butter! Coconut!), you may be thinking, “Wait! What?” Here’s the deal: All of those ingredients can make nutritious sense, but a peek at the label shows that the ‘almond butter coconut base’ lists cane sugar as its first ingredient. That explains the two-plus teaspoons of added sugar this product provides. That’s more than a third of the maximum amount women should be getting each day (men should cap added sugar intake at 9 teaspoons per day).

My advice: Pass on this product and instead, try some plain Greek yogurt with a spoonful of almond butter sprinkled with unsweetened, toasted coconut. If you need a little sweetener, use a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. I bet you can get by with less than TJ’s adds to their version.

Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie

This is so misleading! Here’s why: Though the words “very green” are highlighted in big bold letters on the label, what really jumps out at me is the juice. Apple juice is listed as the first ingredient and pineapple juice isn’t far behind. And the bottle, which is sold with the single-serving drinks, contains two servings. Here’s what that looks like: 260 calories 62 grams of carbohydrate, and 56 grams of sugar. This disastrous combo, which lacks protein and fiber, has an immediate and unhealthy impact on your blood-sugar levels. If you have trouble meeting your produce needs and want to sip some greens, find juices that are made with veggies and little, if any, fruit juice. Better yet, blend your own greens with one serving of whole fruits into a smoothie and you’ll get the fiber (which gets extracted from juice) along with the array of vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

The trouble with this trail mix is that the first ingredient is candy, not nuts or dried fruit. This misses the mark. Nuts have so much going for them: they promote feelings of fullness, thereby helping to reduce overeating, and they have a wide range of nutrients that promote health. Plus, nuts provide prebiotic fiber, the kind that nourishes the healthy community of bacteria in your gut and provides fuel for a strong immune system.

A healthier snack idea is to munch on nuts alone, or make your own trail mix, with a blend of mostly nuts, along with dried fruit and other add-ins, such as popcorn, toasted coconut, or whole grain, lower-sugar cereal. For chocolatey flavor, add cacao nibs, which are made from pure cocoa beans and are also sold at Trader Joe’s.

Fiberful Granola Bars

Sure, these bars boast 9 grams of fiber, but not from a whole food source, like nuts or fruits. This overly processed bar is predominantly made with a manufactured form of fiber — oligofructose — that can trigger digestive discomfort, like gas and bloating. Thanks, but no thanks! Luckily, Trader Joe’s has healthy granola bars, like These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, which have a very simple ingredient list.

Better’n Peanut Butter

This raises all sorts of questions starting with, “What’s better than peanut butter?” Peanut butter has more protein and fiber than any of the nut butters, and the type of fat in peanut butter is predominantly monounsaturated (also known as MUFAs) — the same type found in olive oil and avocados. This type of fat benefits your body in multiple ways, from lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease to improvements in memory and thinking skills in older adults. One study found that MUFAs help optimize brain connections linked with higher intelligence and problem-solving skills. Tell me why, exactly, we want to limit these fats, or worse, replace them with additives and sweeteners? Pass on this product in favor of actual peanut butter, such as Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter made from Valencia peanuts.

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Consumers looking for gluten-free fare often cite healthy living as a primary reason they’re looking for these types of foods. Let’s set the record straight right away: Free-from labels (such as gluten free, dairy free and nut free) aren’t the best indicator of a product’s healthfulness. Take these frozen pancakes from Trader Joe’s. The 3-pancake serving has 11 g of sugar (here we go again that’s almost 3 teaspoons — before you add the maple syrup), and absolutely no gluten-free whole grains, such as brown rice flour, oats or buckwheat flour — all perfectly great pancake ingredients. What you’ll find instead are refined carbohydrate flours (read: not healthy), including rice flour, tapioca flour and potato flour.

Veggie Crisps

Don’t be fooled by the word veggie on the label, or by the colorful chips peering out of the see-through package. These crisps are made with potato starch and potato flour, with a little tomato and spinach powder thrown in for coloring. Sweet potato chips, also sold at TJ’s, are made from real sweet potatoes, which means they have a lot more nutrition than these veggie imitators.

Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips

I’m all for hummus (as well as other chickpea-based fare) so I want to make sure it’s clear that hummus gets the thumbs up! The array of nutrients in hummus and other chickpea-based foods increase the nutritiousness of your diet and research shows that people who eat these foods have a lower risk of being overweight or obese. Chickpeas also protect you from heart disease and diabetes, and keep your digestive system humming along. The catch here is the pita chips that go along for the ride. They’re made from wheat flour (code for white, refined flour) instead of a healthier whole grain, which means the pita chips lack the beneficial spectrum of nutrients that whole foods, including whole grains, provide.

On top of that, the snack pack portion is quite hefty, and may be too much for your needs. One study found that foods labeled as ‘snacks,’ like these are, can prime us to overeat later on, and coupled with the oversized portion, this may prompt you to go above and beyond your personal requirements. My advice is to buy the hummus separately, and dip away with pre-sliced veggies (such as carrots, cucumbers or red pepper slices). Whole grain or bean-based chips would also be better choices.


8 seemingly healthy Trader Joe's products that actually aren't good for you

Trader Joe’s is a great place to shop for healthy convenience fare, but don’t let the logo get the best of you. Not every product is a nutritional winner. I’m not even talking about things like brownies, cakes and ice cream. You don’t need to be a dietitian to know you aren’t hitting a nutritional home run with desserts.

However, some everyday items that might seem like healthier options aren’t so good for you, either. Here are some of the offenders that are best left on the shelf.

Greek Low Fat Yogurt in Almond Butter Coconut

With all the healthy buzz words (yogurt! Almond butter! Coconut!), you may be thinking, “Wait! What?” Here’s the deal: All of those ingredients can make nutritious sense, but a peek at the label shows that the ‘almond butter coconut base’ lists cane sugar as its first ingredient. That explains the two-plus teaspoons of added sugar this product provides. That’s more than a third of the maximum amount women should be getting each day (men should cap added sugar intake at 9 teaspoons per day).

My advice: Pass on this product and instead, try some plain Greek yogurt with a spoonful of almond butter sprinkled with unsweetened, toasted coconut. If you need a little sweetener, use a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. I bet you can get by with less than TJ’s adds to their version.

Very Green 100% Juice Smoothie

This is so misleading! Here’s why: Though the words “very green” are highlighted in big bold letters on the label, what really jumps out at me is the juice. Apple juice is listed as the first ingredient and pineapple juice isn’t far behind. And the bottle, which is sold with the single-serving drinks, contains two servings. Here’s what that looks like: 260 calories 62 grams of carbohydrate, and 56 grams of sugar. This disastrous combo, which lacks protein and fiber, has an immediate and unhealthy impact on your blood-sugar levels. If you have trouble meeting your produce needs and want to sip some greens, find juices that are made with veggies and little, if any, fruit juice. Better yet, blend your own greens with one serving of whole fruits into a smoothie and you’ll get the fiber (which gets extracted from juice) along with the array of vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals.

Rainbow End Trail Mix

The trouble with this trail mix is that the first ingredient is candy, not nuts or dried fruit. This misses the mark. Nuts have so much going for them: they promote feelings of fullness, thereby helping to reduce overeating, and they have a wide range of nutrients that promote health. Plus, nuts provide prebiotic fiber, the kind that nourishes the healthy community of bacteria in your gut and provides fuel for a strong immune system.

A healthier snack idea is to munch on nuts alone, or make your own trail mix, with a blend of mostly nuts, along with dried fruit and other add-ins, such as popcorn, toasted coconut, or whole grain, lower-sugar cereal. For chocolatey flavor, add cacao nibs, which are made from pure cocoa beans and are also sold at Trader Joe’s.

Fiberful Granola Bars

Sure, these bars boast 9 grams of fiber, but not from a whole food source, like nuts or fruits. This overly processed bar is predominantly made with a manufactured form of fiber — oligofructose — that can trigger digestive discomfort, like gas and bloating. Thanks, but no thanks! Luckily, Trader Joe’s has healthy granola bars, like These Peanuts Go on a Date Bar, which have a very simple ingredient list.

Better’n Peanut Butter

This raises all sorts of questions starting with, “What’s better than peanut butter?” Peanut butter has more protein and fiber than any of the nut butters, and the type of fat in peanut butter is predominantly monounsaturated (also known as MUFAs) — the same type found in olive oil and avocados. This type of fat benefits your body in multiple ways, from lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease to improvements in memory and thinking skills in older adults. One study found that MUFAs help optimize brain connections linked with higher intelligence and problem-solving skills. Tell me why, exactly, we want to limit these fats, or worse, replace them with additives and sweeteners? Pass on this product in favor of actual peanut butter, such as Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter made from Valencia peanuts.

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Homestyle Pancakes

Consumers looking for gluten-free fare often cite healthy living as a primary reason they’re looking for these types of foods. Let’s set the record straight right away: Free-from labels (such as gluten free, dairy free and nut free) aren’t the best indicator of a product’s healthfulness. Take these frozen pancakes from Trader Joe’s. The 3-pancake serving has 11 g of sugar (here we go again that’s almost 3 teaspoons — before you add the maple syrup), and absolutely no gluten-free whole grains, such as brown rice flour, oats or buckwheat flour — all perfectly great pancake ingredients. What you’ll find instead are refined carbohydrate flours (read: not healthy), including rice flour, tapioca flour and potato flour.

Veggie Crisps

Don’t be fooled by the word veggie on the label, or by the colorful chips peering out of the see-through package. These crisps are made with potato starch and potato flour, with a little tomato and spinach powder thrown in for coloring. Sweet potato chips, also sold at TJ’s, are made from real sweet potatoes, which means they have a lot more nutrition than these veggie imitators.

Mediterranean Hummus Snack Pack with Pita Chips

I’m all for hummus (as well as other chickpea-based fare) so I want to make sure it’s clear that hummus gets the thumbs up! The array of nutrients in hummus and other chickpea-based foods increase the nutritiousness of your diet and research shows that people who eat these foods have a lower risk of being overweight or obese. Chickpeas also protect you from heart disease and diabetes, and keep your digestive system humming along. The catch here is the pita chips that go along for the ride. They’re made from wheat flour (code for white, refined flour) instead of a healthier whole grain, which means the pita chips lack the beneficial spectrum of nutrients that whole foods, including whole grains, provide.

On top of that, the snack pack portion is quite hefty, and may be too much for your needs. One study found that foods labeled as ‘snacks,’ like these are, can prime us to overeat later on, and coupled with the oversized portion, this may prompt you to go above and beyond your personal requirements. My advice is to buy the hummus separately, and dip away with pre-sliced veggies (such as carrots, cucumbers or red pepper slices). Whole grain or bean-based chips would also be better choices.