Here are a couple of labels I looked at today. Then ate the packet of oatmeal anyway. I CAN NOT waste food! :) WelI, I lied. After looking at the ingredients on the syrup, as much as I like it? I am tossing it.
Good bye old friend.....
In comparing the oatmeals, most of the Nutritional Facts were very similar, except when it came to the Sodium. The Rolled Oats and the Steel Cut Oats had 0 mg, and the tasty delicious Maple & Brown Sugar High Fiber had a surprising 260 mg. I'm one of those people that really needs to watch my sodium. I look at a chip and swell instantly! I am going to play with some oatmeal recipes and try to eliminate the packets from my pantry.
I also need to look at 100% maple syrup. I think I just was always staying away from the calories without thinking about the actual nutrition of the product.
Honey is honey. Nuff said. No extras. Same with the Blue Agave. It's growing on me. The Aunt Jemima? Eeekkkkkk!!! The first ingredient is High fructose corn syrup! I don't even really know exactly what that means, but I've just always heard it's BAD!! But because it was in my pantry, I guessed I was in denial and ignored the ingredient. I tossed it right after I took this picture.
So, just a little food for thought. No pun intended. Okay, fine. Totally, pun intended. How could I pass THAT one up?
Read labels, try alternatives if you don't like what you read. The key here is really to just make the healthiest choices for you and your families so everyone feels good, inside AND out!
Make great choices today!
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