Simply Avocado instead of processed condimentsvia eatwholly.com
Avocadoes are great and healthier than you realize: They’re full of good-for-you fats that work to boost nutrient absorption of vitamins A, D, E, K—and they’re delicious. The only flaw—once you slice one open and eat half, you’re left with a second half that’ll quickly brown. “I love that Simply Avocado lets you eat as much avocado at a time as you want without worrying about how to pack it or wasting what you don’t use,” says Sammi Haber, MS, RD, CDN of Nutrition Works NY. They do the hard work by peeling and blending avocado with nothing but simple ingredients—Haas avocados and sea salt, for example—and zero preservatives, and then put the blend in a resealable container. With Simply Avocado there’s no need for any processed, sodium-filled condiments.
Gr8nola instead of processed, sugar-added granolasvia gr8nola.com
Granola sounds good and healthy, but unless you make your own from scratch—here’s how—more often than not it’s filled with high amounts of added sugars and processed ingredients. “These blends are made only with ingredients like whole grain oats, nuts, flaxseed, and cinnamon making them a great option for the health-conscious consumer who is trying to avoid hydrogenated palm oils, high fructose corn syrups, and GMO’s, all of which are often found in granolas,” say The Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFT. “At five grams Gr8nola is also lower in sugar than most granolas which usually have 10-15 grams… more than some desserts!” They recommend keeping portions in check by adding a couple teaspoons of Gr8nola on top of yogurt, sliced fruit, cottage cheese, or pre-portioning in re-sealable bags for a sweet, crunchy snack.