15. White Rice

White Rice

We’ve often heard that white rice should be avoided, but this one does seem to hold up. Skip the refined grains and go for brown rice. A 17 percent higher risk of diabetes is linked to eating five or more servings of white rice per week, compared to eating white rice less than once a month.

14. Gourmet Frozen Vegetables

Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables are a great tool for those of us who are constantly in a hurry, and sometimes buying an 8-ounce packet of peas in an herbed butter sauce may seem like a good idea. But why buy some when you can make your own? It’s as simple as cooking the peas, adding a pat of butter and sprinkling in some of your favorite herbs.

13. Microwave Sandwiches

Microwave Sandwiches

Premade sandwiches are expensive for only one reason: the packaging. Plus, they contain loads of salt, fat, and unnecessary additives. For the price of a pre-packaged sandwich, you can make yourself a bigger and more nutritious version.


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