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Eating Clean? 6 Processed Foods You Can Avoid & Easily Make at Home (Page 6)

Flavored Yogurt

5. Flavored Yogurt

Plain, low-fat or nonfat yogurt offers plenty of calcium and probiotics that help with digestion. But no one wants to eat plain yogurt by itself, so we often reach for flavored varieties. The problem here is that flavored yogurt can contain artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. Even the healthy-sounding “fruit-at-the-bottom” stuff is less than ideal, since it can come loaded with sugar, making it more like a dessert than a breakfast food. The solution? Stir fresh or frozen fruit into plain yogurt. One trick to making it taste sweet without adding sugar is adding a splash of vanilla extract for a confectionary flavor.

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