So today I made the trek to Whole Foods. It’s about 20 minutes away from us. I go there mainly for whole spelt flour which Sprouts does not carry for some reason. While I was there I decided to take a few more pictures. I would have liked to get more, but both my kids were getting a bit impatient with me. All you moms out there can understand I’m sure. 🙂
The first picture I took was of Almond Breeze. A lot of people seem to drink non dairy milks these days. Not just vegans. Reading the labels for milks is very important because a lot of them contain carrageenan.
Here is the label.
As you can see, this one contains carrageenan. It’s very hard to find one that doesn’t. That is why I make my own. To get the recipe, click here.
For soy milk, I buy West Soy unsweetened. No carrageenan in it.
This next food is one I used to purchase on a weekly basis. Again, I trusted the box’s claims. A big mistake because they are only out to make a profit.
This one looks familiar, huh? It is available everywhere including Target. I lived on this stuff before I got smart and starting educating myself on processed foods. Let’s look at the label.
The third ingredient down is brown rice syrup, which is processed sugar. The next ingredient after that is soy protein concentrate, which is another form of MSG. If you would like to learn more about MSG click here. The next ingredient after soy protein is evaporated cane juice crystals. A fancy word for processed sugar. Lets looks at the nutrition facts to see how much sugar is in each serving.
So the serving size is 1 cup. I don’t know a single person who would eat just that tiny amount. I think I would eat at least 3! There is 13 grams of sugar per serving. Those sugar calories go straight to your ass! Not to mention, you will be starving an hour later. Granola is a much healthier option that will keep you satiated for far longer. If you would like a yummy granola recipe, click here.
Did you also know that Kashi is owned by Kellogg? The same people that punch out those super sugary cereals to kids. They are also one of the companies that has spent tons of money in hopes to block Prop 37 from passing. It’s because they really don’t want you to know what is in their food. Think about it. If their product is as healthy as they claim, why are they trying to keep you from finding out what they are putting in it?