This time of year, there are many different pink products available to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. TeamSugar bookmarked a few delicious cookies, tatti33 found these cute cupcakes, and I bookmarked a few more to make the list more robust. From cookies to cupcakes — aren't these Eleni's Reach for the Cure cookies adorable? — there's something out there for every sweet tooth. If you don't have time to actually bake for the cure, then have someone else do it. This way you can help raise money and awareness, and still shove sweets in your face!
My quest against trans fat seems to be ongoing, so you can imagine my excitement when I found a list of the top ten worst trans fat foods from eDiets.
- Spreads. Margarine, for example, contains both trans fats and saturated fats, both of which can lead to heart disease. Other non-butter spreads and shortening also contain large amounts of trans fat and saturated fat.
- Packaged Foods. Favorites such as cake mixes and Bisquick generally have several grams of trans fat per serving.
- Soups. For example, Ramen noodles and soup cups contain very high levels of trans fat.
- Fast Food. Those beloved French fries and other crunchy foods are deep-fried in partially hydrogenated oil.
- Frozen Food. From frozen pies to pot pies to breaded fish sticks, frozen foods generally contain trans fat. Even if the label says the product is low-fat, it can contain trans fat.
- Baked Goods. Commercially baked products contain more trans fats than any other foods. Examples include doughnuts, cookies and cakes.
- Chips and Crackers. That crispy texture comes from shortening. Even reduced fat brands may contain trans fat.
- Breakfast Food. Cereals and energy bars often contain trans fats, even if the labels claim to be “healthy.”
- Cookies and Candy. Check the labels for the fat content. For example, a chocolate bar probably will contain more trans fat than gummy bears.
- Toppings and Dips. Flavored coffees, nondairy creamers, whipped toppings, gravy mixes and salad dressings typically contain trans fat.
Check out the full article on eDiets.com.
When it comes to baked goods that fall under the healthy category, it has been my experience that it's pretty much hit or miss. Sometimes I try a new product and just love it, and other times I try a new product and would rather eat cardboard. There is usually no middle ground.
To find out where you can get healthy (and yummy) baked goods, read more