By The Editors of Eat This, Not That!
This is your aisle-by-aisle supermarket guide for weight loss and better health.
The modern American supermarket is an assault on the senses — the bright lights, the colors, the music, the boulangerie and fromagerie and pit barbecue. And, ah the scents…of fresh-baked bread and pastries, steaks sizzling, and turkeys cooking. Grocery stores have become restaurants, with broad offerings of cooked-to-order meals and hot buffet bars.
And then you get into the jungle, the bowels of the store, where the aisles are stacked high with boxes, cans, and bottles declaring “healthy,” “natural,” and “gluten-free.” If you read all the nutrition labels to analyze the food to make the best choice, you’d spend three hours shopping.
That’s why we created the Eat This, Not That! Food Awards, our annual list of best groceries for you and your family. We spent days in the supermarkets reading those labels, buying the foods and bringing them back to the office to taste (and popping lots of Tums) so you won’t have to.
To eat great, lose weight, and avoid the sugar and calorie catastrophes lurking on grocery store shelves, follow our aisle-by-aisle EAT THIS! list.
Mustache Munchies Cheddarish Vegan & Gluten Free Crackers
(55 crackers): 150 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 280 mg sodium, 16 g carbs (2 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 4 g protein
Even non-vegans will enjoy these cheesy snacks made from chickpea flour.