Monday, November 7, 2011

Game On! foods

Very simply, here i what you CAN eat. But what kinds of things that you can buy at the grocery store fit into that? It's not as simple as looking for "No Sugar Added" on the label because that can mean it still has artificial sweeteners like Splenda in it! So here are some products that DO fit in. (And if you know of more, let me know and I'll add them!)

Tortillas/wraps: La Tortilla Factory tortillas, Kangaroo brand honey wheat pitas, most unflavored rice cakes, Flatout Light (these have maltitol, so depends on how strict you're being about sweeteners)

Cereal: You'd think rice krispies, right? No, sugar is the second ingredient! Here are some with no sugar: Grape Nuts, Fiber One (only the plain "twigs" kind), plain oatmeal/bulgar/brown rice/quinoa (add your own flavors), Uncle Sam Original Cereal, Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Original Cereal, Kashi 7 Whole Grain Cereals Puffs, Nutletts (check your store's bulk bins), Original Shredded Wheat (unfrosted), Shredded Wheat n’ Bran, Kashi 7 Grain Pilaf (a hot cereal), Wheatena Toasted Wheat Cereal

These next few are a bit of a cheat so maybe ok when you're in between games: Nature's Path Corn Flakes (sweetened with fruit juice), Alpen no sugar added muesli (if you're ok with raisins), Bob's Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli (contains dried fruit)

Crackers/snacks: Triscuits, Wasa crispbreads (NOT the Crispn'Light type though), whole wheat matzo

Jam: Polaner fruit spreads

Peanut butter: It is SO hard to find a peanut butter without sugar, even the natural kinds almost all have sugar! Meijer Naturals brand is my favorite. Smucker's Natural is also generally available at local grocery stores. Our co-op has freshly ground in bulk, both creamy and crunchy. I wish we had Teddie brand around here. There are a couple of brands like Justin's and Fifty 50 that don't have sweeteners but I also prefer my peanut butter without OILS added! You can always make your own with peanuts and a food processor. :)

Condiments: mustard, some spicy mustards, vinegar, Thai Curry Paste, Tabasco sauce, some jarred salsas, spices (but watch for sugar in spice blends), extracts

Canned items: Most Hunt's tomato products (even seasoned varieties) are sugar-free, some soups from Health Valley, some soups from Imagine, some Ro-Tel tomato products

Other: About Time Whey (sweetened with Stevia), Jay Robb is Protein Powder is also Stevia Sweetened but it's even MORE pricey than About Time!

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