3. Peanut Butter
In moderation, peanut butter can be a tasty way to introduce plant-based protein into your diet. In many cases, brand name peanut butter wins taste tests for creaminess and flavor. When choosing peanut butter, be sure to check the labels. Avoid products that are high in added salt or sugar, and stay away from items with a long list of added ingredients.
2. Soda Crackers
It seems like saltine crackers would be difficult to mess up. With simple ingredients like flour, oil, salt, and baking powder, you would expect most saltines to taste about the same. However, while some store brands make the mark, others pass off dry squares of cardboard as crackers. Stick to brand names like Nabisco’s Premium or Keebler’s Zesta Original crackers for maximum crunchiness and salty flavor.
1. Canned Soup
In general, canned soups bear little resemblance to the homemade versions that carry the same name. Yet, sometimes you just want a comforting bowl of hot soup without the hassle of chopping, boiling, and simmering. At these times, you may want to avoid the generic cans lingering on your grocery store shelves. Instead, reach for the name brand products. When choosing a canned soup, check the label and avoid products with a long list of unpronounceable ingredients.