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Spring Cleaning for your Cupboards: Five Foods to Throw out Now

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February 26, 2016 - Healthy Eating, Motivation

It’s a sure-fire sign of spring: clearing out the winter dust and cleaning your home from top to bottom. If you’ve been losing weight with the Profile
plan, you’re probably cleaning out your closet, too!

This spring, add your kitchen cupboards to the cleaning list, and make sure to toss these five foods that can hack your healthy eating habits:

1. The No-Brainers.

Chips, soda, candy – you know these foods are bad for you, but many of us still keep them on hand for an occasional treat. It’s much easier to give into
temptation with it staring you in the face, so toss them in the trash and replace with healthier options, like air-popped popcorn or unsalted nuts. Then
rearrange your cupboards so healthier options are placed in front and treats are way in the back.

2. Easy Eats.

Boxed dinners can be handy in a pinch, but most are packed with sodium and additives. Instead, stick to the fridge and toss together a healthy salad or
stir-fry in minutes.

3. Some Cooking Oils.

It can be hard to know which cooking oils to use. Try to avoid using soybean or palm oils, and instead stock your cupboard with those rich in unsaturated
fat like canola, safflower, avocado, almond and grapeseed oils.

4. Canned Fruits and Vegetables.

Though they’re healthier than most things in your pantry, canned fruits and veggies often contain preservatives, added sodium or added sugar. Always opt
for fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. If you still prefer to buy canned, look for reduced-sodium and “no sugar added” varieties.

5. Sugary Kids Snacks

When it comes to healthy eating, kids don’t always follow our lead. Swap out sugary breakfast cereals, granola bars and fruit snacks for fresh fruit, 100%
juice boxes and yogurt.

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