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Figuring out which pre-packaged foods are healthy choices can be confusing. There are so many to choose from! Read on to get helpful tips on how to spot healthy pre-packaged food options while grocery shopping.
Pre-packaged foods are foods that are sealed in a box, bag, can or other container. They are sold in the grocery store in their packages. Some examples of pre-packaged foods include:
Maybe. Some pre-packaged foods like ready-to-eat frozen entrees, granola bars, frozen chicken nuggets and pop may be high in calories, fat, salt and/or sugar. If you fill up on these pre-packaged foods, you may be missing out on other more nutritious foods.
Yes. Some pre-packaged foods are not only convenient, but nutritious too! Try these healthy, pre-packaged food choices:
All pre-packaged foods have a nutrition label and an ingredient list. Click here to see a few short videos to learn how to use a nutrition label. You will learn about:
It is possible to find pre-packaged foods that fit into a healthy diet by reading nutrition labels. Compare nutrition labels and look for items that are lower in calories, sodium, sugar, fat and higher in fibre.
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