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The FITNESS 2009 Healthy Food Awards

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Your aisle-by-aisle guide to healthy grocery shopping.

The Cereal Aisle

BEST CEREAL: Nature's Path Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon
BEST BREAKFAST BAR: Kashi TLC Pumpkin Spice Flax
BEST OATMEAL: Holly's Wickedly Plain
BEST GRANOLA BAR: Kashi TLC Trail Mix

The Bread Aisle

BEST BAGEL: Thomas' Hearty Grains 100% Whole Wheat
BEST ENGLISH MUFFIN: Food for Life 7-Sprouted Grains
BEST MUFFIN: Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Bun
BEST SLICED BREAD: Nature's Pride 100% Whole Wheat
BEST WRAP: MexAmerica 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas

The Dairy Case

BEST YOGURT: Fage Total 0%
BEST CHEDDAR CHEESE: Cracker Barrel Reduced-Fat Extra Sharp
BEST SWISS CHEESE: Sargento Reduced Fat
BEST HUMMUS: Sabra Classic
BEST PUDDING: Jell-O 100-Calorie Packs Chocolate
BEST SMOOTHIE: Bolthouse Farms Perfectly Protein Mocha Cappuccino

The Deli

BEST SLICED HAM: Boar's Head Branded Deluxe Lower Sodium
BEST SLICED TURKEY: Applegate Farms Organic Roasted Turkey Breast

The Juice Aisle

BEST SPORTS DRINK: Luna Sport Electrolyte Splash Lime-ade
BEST ICED TEA: Ito En Lemongrass Green
BEST ORANGE JUICE: Florida's Natural Calcium & Vitamin D
BEST JUICE: Naked Bare Breeze Peach Mangosteen Bliss

The Freezer Aisle

BEST WAFFLE: Van's All Natural Multigrain
BEST VEGGIE BURGER: MorningStar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger
BEST FROZEN DINNER: Healthy Choice Roasted Sesame Chicken
BEST FROZEN PIZZA: Amy's Margherita
BEST FROZEN VEGGIE DINNER: Amy's Vegetable Lasagna
BEST FROZEN MEAL IN A BAG: Bertolli Mediterranean Style Shrimp & Penne Primavera
BEST CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM: Edy's Loaded Chocolate Fudge Brownie
BEST FROZEN YOGURT: Edy's Slow Churned Yogurt Blends Vanilla
BEST ICE CREAM SANDWICH: Klondike Slim-a-Bear 100 Calorie Vanilla
BEST SORBET BAR: Blue Bunny FrozFruit No Sugar Added Chunky Strawberry

The Canned/Boxed Goods Aisle

BEST PEANUT BUTTER: Smucker's Reduced Fat Natural Style Creamy
BEST JELLY: Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves
BEST PASTA: Barilla Whole Grain Penne
BEST PASTA SAUCE: Rao's Homemade Marinara
BEST VEGETABLE SOUP: Campbell's Select Harvest Light Southwestern Style
BEST CHICKEN SOUP: Kettle Cuisine Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles
BEST PREPACKAGED LUNCH: Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers Southwestern Style Chicken
BEST FRUIT CUP: Del Monte SuperFruit Mixed Fruit Chunks
BEST HOT CHOCOLATE: Twinings Chocolate Indulgence

The Snack Food Aisle

BEST BAKED POTATO CHIP: Kettle Brand Baked Lightly Salted
BEST PRETZEL: Newman's Own Organics Hi-Protein
BEST DRIED FRUIT: Sun-Maid Mixed Fruit
BEST PITA CHIP: Athenos Baked Whole Wheat
BEST TORTILLA CHIP: Food Should Taste Good Multigrain
BEST SALSA: Wholly Salsa Medium
BEST COOKIE: Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk
BEST 100-CALORIE PACK: Mister Salty Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels
BEST MILK CHOCOLATE: Ghirardelli Luxe Milk
BEST DARK CHOCOLATE: Cadbury Royal Dark

 

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talker3535 wrote:

Are you considering redoing this for the current year?

3/20/2012 12:44:29 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

I'm just wondering if the nutritionists also took filtered these choices based on how many additives and preservatives they contained as well.

2/7/2011 12:35:04 PM Report Abuse
cprgirl wrote:

Im suprised that Rice Works Brown Rice chips arent on the list! They are awesome! They are fat and cholesterol free, Gluten free and Vegan friendly. And made with whole grains! And the taste is phenominal! Ill never eat another chip but these again...they come in flavors, I like the sea salt! And only 140 calories per serving! Back to the article...most of the foods on the list aren't available nationwide. Ive never heard of most of those brands!

5/5/2010 11:36:32 AM Report Abuse
fritje01 wrote:

I think it's a fantastic idea to have coupons for these products to encourage your readers to try them. The downside is, many of these coupons are already expired (i.e. Food Should Taste Good chips exp. 10/2009) which doesn't help at all. Just an FYI -

1/14/2010 07:48:39 AM Report Abuse

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