I have become addicted to an app called Fooducate when I go grocery shopping.
If you haven’t seen it, this app lets you scan the barcode on a grocery item, and it gives you a grade for that item (from A-F).
Of course the ideal diet would be whole fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, etc.
But we know the truth of life: we are busy people, and we sometimes need boxed, bagged, or canned food to supplement our whole foods.
With Fooducate, I can at least choose the boxed, bagged, or canned items that are the most nutritious and least processed.
I try to stick with items that get a score of A or B, but I will admit, I love Honey Bunches of Oats, even if they do get a C+.
Check out the app for iPhone or Android at http://fooducate.com.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
-Stephanie Elise, Contributing Author