With more and more concern of what might be in our food – particularly the processed kind, what are some ways we can make better and healthier choices?
Go UnDiet: Packaged Food Review by HealthCastle.com is a great little web tool to look up a multitude of food items and get a at-a-glance review of the nutritional information as well as a Registered Dietitians thoughts. From bread to yogurt, you can look up the brand you buy and compare to others to see what the best choice might be.
In addition, you can also find a tool, No More Packaged Foods, sharing homemade recipes versus a packaged food option complete with a list of ingredients as well as time spent to prepare. In many cases, the time spent preparing a homemade dish such as mac and cheese, does take any more time than preparing the packaged product.
HealthCastle itself offers an incredible amount of information on healthy nutrition all written and offered up by Registered Dietitians. Their mission is simply to empower people to better manage their health through healthy eating. Founded by Gloria Tsang, RD when her father was diagnosed with cancer, it has evolved to be one of the largest online nutrition communities.
Check it out and let me know what you think. What are some other places you go for help to make healthier food choices?