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Prevention Magazine Announces 100 Cleanest Packed Foods. All Yum. No Guilt.

At Diets In Review we’re big fans of eating clean and lean because we know fresh food is the absolute best for you and your family. We also know “life happens,” and sometimes you just want to rip open a box from the freezer, microwave it and call it dinner.

Recently, Prevention Magazine announced their top 100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards. That’s 100 reasons to stop shunning your pantry and serve up a guilt-free meal.

Kathie Lee and Hoda briefly put down their wine to chat with Prevention Magazine’s Siobhan O’Connor, who stopped by with a few award-winning items.

Want more? Here are 6 additional packaged foods that got a thumbs-up from Prevention:

Morning Star Farms Sausage Patties
 - Made with organic soy. Contains way less fat than pork. So tasty you might forget you’re eating a meat-ish patty
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Jenny Craig Caters to Your Cravings

Diet giant Jenny Craig built its brand by offering pre-packaged meals with calorie counts low enough to spur weight loss. But if this description brings to mind diet fare that tastes like rabbit food or comes in a teensy-weensy spa-sized serving, think again. Jenny Craig has always been known for tasty, filling food—made for both women and men—and its latest and greatest menu highlights include everything from comfort food favorites to popular restaurant offerings. (Including red velvet cupcakes!) Plus, with the Jenny Craig at Home program you don’t even have to leave the house.

red velvet cupcake

Here are 25 delicious Jenny Craig meals and snacks that will make your diet feel like anything but:

For Breakfast:

  • Blueberry Pancakes and Veggie Sausage
  • Cranberry Almond Cereal
  • Ranchero Breakfast Skillet
  • Cinnamon French Toast
  • Florentine Breakfast Pizzas


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GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals are a Healthy Alternative to Prepackaged Lunches

There’s so much to love when it comes to GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals! Kids love them, parents love to serve them, parents love to eat them, they are healthy, and many are even gluten free.

These little boxes are a perfect replacement for the unhealthy cheese, meat and cracker meals found in the deli section. They are portable and fun, but they are loaded with good for you options. GoPicnic meals come in a variety of flavors such as salami and cheese, turkey stick and crunch, turkey pepperoni and cheese, sunbutter and crackers, hummus and crackers, salmon and crackers, tuna and cracker, and peanut butter and crackers.

Each box is nutritionally balanced with protein, fiber, and fruit. All products, even the dark chocolate found in some varieties, is made from whole ingredients. GoPicnic defines that by meaning no trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup, no added monosodium glutamate, and no artificial flavors or colors.

The meals are shelf stable but not because they use preservatives. GoPicnic uses high performance packaging methods that may cost more but ensure their products stay fresh without compromising the health factor.

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