Organic Foods That Are Still Junk Food

Just because it's organic doesn't mean it's always good for you.

By Reader's Digest Editors

5. Cookies

Kashi makes perfect cereals with tons of fiber and great whole-grain products. They also make some darn delicious cookies, with the calorie content to match; at 130 calories per cookie, an apple is still a much better choice. Health food stores are lined with imitation Oreos and other types of cookies. But remember, these are still cookies.

We suggest: Don’t kid yourself. Enjoy in moderation.

6. Chips

Kettle Chips come in some delicious, unique flavors, like Chipotle Barbeque and Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper. Every single little ounce also comes with 150 calories and 9 grams of fat.

We suggest: Moderation is key, especially with chips, since the fat and calories can quickly add up. Pop your own popcorn for fewer calories and more fiber.

Other to look out for:


Peanut butter cups

Chocolate covered anything

Chocolate bars


Cheese Puffs

We suggest: Use common sense. If it’s breaded or fried, made with cheese or chocolate, creamy or sweet, then its junk food and should be treated as such.

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