EatingWell: Cutting back on processed foods easier than you might think
What are processed foods? They often come in a box or a jar, are can be high in added sugars, low in fiber and whole grains, processed with sodium, high in fat, or include trans fat and lots of saturated fat.
While snack foods, candy, cookies and crackers are certainly considered processed foods, "healthy" foods can fall into this category, too.
Here's a list of common processed foods for which you can easily make healthier homemade versions:
1. Salad dressing. The next time you grab a bottle of salad dressing off the shelf, read the ingredients. It may alarm you that something so simple has so many ingredients you've probably never heard of.