I ran across this diagram on www.honestfoodguide.org. It is a simplified overview of what foods to eat and which to stay away from. The diagram also displays the benefits of healthy foods and the non-nutritive, unhealthy ingredients in processed foods.
Below is a link to the US FDA site which reviews in detail how to read a nutrition label. Even though I’ve been reading these labels since I was 10, I still learned a few things. Might be worth a review even if you consider yourself an expert!
After enjoying a large slice of ice cream birthday cake, I returned to the kitchen to place the cake back in the freezer. As I placed the lid on the box, I happened to glance at the ingredient list. It was one of the longest ingredient lists I’ve seen in awhile with over 75 ingredients! Hmmm…might need to rethink packaged ice cream birthday cake. High fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils and 1gram of trans fat per serving. Time to make my own ice cream cake! Anyone have a good recipe to share?