Sliced BreadEzekiel Breads 1 of 35
Made from a combination of sprouted grains and legumes, this biblically named sliced bread (usually found in the freezer section) is preservative and flour free, kosher, non-GMO and contains no refined sugars.
Sliced BreadManna Organics 2 of 35
Also made from sprouted grains, these cake-like breads are free of dairy, yeast, salt, oil, sweeteners and leavening agents. These breads are great for use in recipes, such as bread pudding and casseroles, as they come in interesting flavors such as fennel, fig and flax, fruit and nut (contains hazelnuts, cashews, dates and raisins), and banana walnut hemp.
Sliced BreadRudi's Organic Bakery 3 of 35
These organic sliced breads are free of GMOs, soy, dairy and corn syrup (however, they do contain sugar in the form of organic evaporated cane juice). Available in a wide variety of flavors, including spelt ancient grain, honey sweet whole wheat and rocky mountain sourdough.
Sliced BreadDave's Killer Bread 4 of 35
Dave's brings a bit of attitude to the bland health bread aisle. Made from organic wheat, seeds and dried cane syrup, this sliced bread (also available in several varieties that are sliced thinly) is packed with fiber, protein and omega-3s.
CerealMom's Best Toasted Wheat-Fuls 5 of 35
Ingredient lists don't get much simpler or cleaner than this: whole grain wheat, freshness preserved with vitamin E. With more than 55 grams of whole grains, seven grams of fiber and six grams of protein per serving, this 24-ounce box of energy will only set you back about $4.60.
CerealBear Naked Granola 6 of 35
A great go-to breakfast or snack for endurance athletes in training, Bear Naked has clean ingredient lists and flavors fortified with flaxseeds. Bear in mind that these cereals aren't sugar free or low fat.
CerealWeetabix 7 of 35
Packed with iron and thiamin and only 130 calories per serving, Weetabix has one of the shortest ingredient labels around for prefab cereal (just four ingredients). Dress up this whole-grain cereal with ripe fruit for added antioxidants and sweetness.
CerealBarbara's Peanut Butter Puffins 8 of 35
Kids love this one and, although it's not boosted with added vitamins and minerals like many other cereals marketed for kids, it's made with real ingredients such as peanuts, corn and sea salt. Note that tocopherols are added to maintain freshness, but research concludes that this is a safe food additive.
CerealGrape Nuts 9 of 35
This oldie but goodie contains a whopping seven grams of fiber per serving, nearly 100 percent of your daily requirement for iron and half the RDA of folic acid. The crunchy, nutty staple in your grandparent's pantry is delicious mixed with Greek yogurt and dried fruit.
Frozen FoodsCascadian Farms Organic 10 of 35
Packaged simply with organic vegetables and fruit and nothing added, Cascadian Farms offers interesting blends, trusty single-fruit-and-veggie standbys and trendy veggies such as kale and chard. Tip: The hashbrowns, which contain only organic potatoes, are a great base for casseroles, frittatas and veggie burgers.
Frozen FoodsCedarlane Natural Foods Entrees 11 of 35
Filled with flavor, Cedarlane vegetarian frozen entrees contain good-for-you ingredients in craveable comfort-food creations such as enchilada pie and eggplant parmesan. Some gluten-free options available too.
Frozen FoodsNewman's Own Frozen Pizza 12 of 35
You can feel good about the ingredients used to make these frozen pizzas and about the fact that all profits made are donated to charity. The multigrain crust crisps well in the oven and the part-skim mozzarella base of most of the flavors adds a slightly salty, creamy undertone.
Frozen FoodsArtisan Bistro Frozen Entrees 13 of 35
Made with ingredients you'd use at home if you had the time to cook, Artisan Bistro entrees uses flavor boosters like lemon juice, umami-filled mushrooms, garlic puree and white wine. Their wild-caught salmon is caught using responsible fishing practices and are listed on the Monterey Seafood Watch ranking.
Frozen FoodsAlexia Foods Fries and Appetizers 14 of 35
If your kids love fries and mozzarella stix, you can provide healthier at-home versions baked in the oven instead of deep fried with the Alexia brand of frozen potato products, onion rings, breaded cheese and mushrooms. Some of the products are even available with a multigrain breading.
Frozen FoodsEvol Frozen Entrees, Burritos and Breakfast Foods 15 of 35
It's hard to find flavorful frozen food that's also made with all recognizable ingredients, but evol fits the bill. From egg and cheese breakfast burritos to Thai style curry chicken, you can have a grab-and-go breakfast ready in less than 5 minutes and a quick dinner on the table in 10 minutes.
Snack FoodsKind Bars 16 of 35
Made with nuts, dried fruits, crisp rice, juice and non-GMO sweeteners, Kind bars are made with ingredients you can pronounce. They've got the sweet and salty thing down here; if you want a more interesting flavor profile than cloyingly sweet, try the maple glazed pecan and sea salt, pomegranate blueberry pistachio or dark chocolate chili almond flavors.
Snack FoodsTribe Hummus plus Raw Veggies for Dipping 17 of 35
Whether you want the classic, tahini-spiked flavor of unadorned hummus or the zesty bite of roasted garlic, paprika or charred red peppers, Tribe hummus has clean ingredient lists.
Snack FoodsPop Chips 18 of 35
When it's girls' night in and you're about to watch a movie on the couch, crudite and fresh fruit just won't cut it. You want something crunchy and salty (before you dive into the ice cream). Even the flavored varieties of Pop Chips contain real ingredients like cheddar cheese, buttermilk, parsley and sour cream.
Snack FoodsBeanitos Chips 19 of 35
You won't believe these delicious chips are made of beans and don't include preservatives, gluten, corn, trans fats or MSG. Gluten free, kosher and high fiber, these chips are like salvation when all you want is something crunchy, salty and savory but don't want to feel disgusting after indulging.
Salad DressingsAnnie's Naturals 20 of 35
Annie's pledges not to use artificial flavors, synthetic colors or preservatives, and no genetically modified ingredients. What you're left with are ingredients such as canola oil, whole eggs, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, garlic ... things we'd use to make our own vinaigrettes if we had the time or desire.
Salad DressingsBrianna's Fine Salad Dressings 21 of 35
Made with recognizable ingredients, Brianna's dressings are great on top of mixed greens, but they're also great as marinades or sauces for grain-based salads, noodles and meats. The company makes fat-free dressings, but their full-fat offerings provide the richness and tang you secretly want when you reach for the lemon tarragon instead of the classic buttermilk ranch.
Salad DressingsTessemae's All-Natural Salad Dressings 22 of 35
It's hard to cater to nearly every individual's dietary needs, but Tessemae's gluten, sugar and dairy free dressings, which are also vegan and suitable for Paleo enthusiasts, appeal to the broad masses. Made simply from ingredients such as olive oil, distilled vinegar, mustard seed, salt and spices, these dressings come in standby flavors such as balsamic, but also in modern spins on classics, such as southwest ranch.
Premade SaucesNewman's Own Organic Tomato Basil Sauce 23 of 35
A lot of summer-sweet tomato flavor is packed into this jarred marinara, and at just 80 calories per half-cup serving, you can top that whole-wheat pasta with some parmesan cheese and not feel guilty.
Premade SaucesPrego Veggie Smart Smooth and Simple Sauce 24 of 35
This sauce really packs the veggies in—at two servings of vegetables per 1/2 cup portion, you get all that tomato-y goodness for a mere 70 calories and 1.5 grams of fat.
Premade SaucesSeeds of Change Indian Simmer Sauces 25 of 35
If you're looking for a healthy and fast way to make reasonably authentic Indian curry dishes at home without having to mess with making ghee and locating exotic spices like fenugreek, Seeds of Change sauces are a good bet. The four varieties cover the most popular basics: korma, jalfrezi, madras and tikka masala.
Premade SaucesJB's Best BBQ Sauces 26 of 35
These sweet, smoky—and, in the case of the spicy ghost pepper BBQ sauce, knock-your-socks-off spicy—sauces feature Jackie O's beer, brown sugar (no HFCS) and other real ingredients. The bacon sauce includes nitrate-free bacon and contains a mere 25 calories per two tablespoons.
Premade SaucesCholua Chili Garlic Hot Sauce 27 of 35
It you want a little added flavor in your hot sauce, Cholua's Chili Garlic is like a Mexican spin on sriracha. Made with arbol and piquin peppers, vinegar, garlic, salt and not much else, the sauce offers a tasty bang for negligible calories and zero fat.
Premade SaucesWoodstock Foods Condiments 28 of 35
Made from simple organic products, Woodstock mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup aren't packed with sodium, sugar and additives. The product line is thankfully devoid of a fat-free mayo version because, let's be honest, it's not possible to make a low- or fat-free mayonnaise without replacing the fat from oil and eggs with sodium, sugar or additives.
SweetsAmy's Gluten Free Classic Shortbread Cookies 29 of 35
Yes each cookie contains 2.5 grams of saturated fat, which isn't exactly heart-healthy, but these are shortbread cookies—and the star of any worthwhile shortbread recipe is butter. Made with almond and brown rice flour, you won't miss the wheat in these.
SweetsImmaculate Baking Company Ginger Spice Cookie Dough 30 of 35
Perfect for school bake sales or around the holidays when the kids are off from school, relatives are in town and you can't fathom baking from scratch, these ginger spice cookies offer the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. The cookie dough is made with real brown sugar (no HFCS or artificial sweeteners) and palm fruit oil, which comes from the oil-rich palm fruit, is rich in vitamin E and beta-carotene and is not to be confused with palm kernel oil, which is high in saturated fats.
SweetsOutshine Fruit and Veggie Bars 31 of 35
A preface to moms: These popsicles aren't sugar-free or even low sugar, but they're made with a combination of fruit and veggie juices and purees. When it's challenging to get your kids to get their much-needed antioxidants and phytonutrients, a frozen vitamin-packed treat that does contain sugar but doesn't require that you do anything more than open a package isn't such a bad thing. Available in flavors even kids will approve of, such as apples and greens and peach mango medley.
SweetsTalenti Gelato 32 of 35
Perhaps this advice can only be considered "healthy" if you have enough self-control to eat ice cream in servings instead of the entire pint in one sitting. Talenti gelatos and sorbets provide the decadent, creamy sugar rush you want from ice cream without the multisyllabic ingredients you don't need.
SweetsKozy Shack Rice Pudding 33 of 35
Comfort food lovers rejoice because kitschy original-recipe Kozy Shack rice pudding is a creamy, delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth for 130 calories (per serving). Made with reduced-fat milk, rice, sugar, eggs and salt, you don't have to give up this beloved childhood treat grandma used to make.
SweetsCiao Bella Sorbetto 34 of 35
The chef-created flavors of Ciao Bella sorbets and gelatos are unusual, elegant and made of simple ingredients like fruit, sugar, lemon juice and wine reduction. Grown-up flavors such as blackberry cabernet, white peach sangria and Bartlett pear hibiscus give you and the hubs something to share after the kids go to bed.