I was recently given the opportunity to review the book, “Unjunk Your Junk Food-Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks” by Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer.
This book will help you pick:
-Healthy choices for the snacks you crave
-Savvy alternatives to conventional brands
-Tips for reading food labels and recognizing false claims
-Nutritious ingredients to look for and dangerous additives to avoid
Go big or go home. Do you remember that saying? Well, I have always thought of eating fast food and candy when I hear it.
I mean, what else is there? You either eat the Snicker’s Bar or you eat Fig Newtons (which believe it or not, are actually NOT good for you!).
So I was given a special assignment…take out the bad. Boy, did I have a lot of bad.
After reading Unjunk Your Junk Food, I decided to take my Worst Ingredients Chart and look through my cupboard for all the “bad junk food” I had.
That was only a few things I found in my cupboard. Unfortunately, there was so much more than that )-:
I think the most surprising thing for me though, was the Pumpkin Spice Jell-o. Not only does it have artificial flavor but it also has Yellow 5, Yellow 6, BHA (preservative), Artificial Color and Carmel Color! I am still shocked while typing this.
I do have to brag though, when it comes to what’s okay for Landon and what’s not so healthy…I’m pretty good. I found that the Organic Lollipops from Yummy Earth are ‘Naturally Savvy Approved!’ Those are the only lollipops I buy Landon.
One of my absolute favorite things about this book is on the left page it will tell you the item that’s a ‘bad choice.’ On the right page they have the ‘Naturally Savvy Approved’ alternative. On that same page some of them also have other items that are also okay to eat. For example:
On page 148 Frito-Lay Trail Mix-Original is a BAD CHOICE. However, on page 149 you can find the Naturally Savvy Approved alternative, SunRidge Farms All Natural Chocolate Nut Crunch. If your local store doesn’t sell that brand, you can also pick Bear Naked, Enjoy Life (nut free), NoNuttin’ (nut free) or Sahale Snacks.
The authors didn’t just say you can only eat A or B. They are human too!
I bring my “Worst Ingredients Chart” with me every time I go shopping now. It really is amazing to see what you purchase on a daily basis that isn’t what they claim to be. I think if you follow this guide you could see a significant change in your overall health.**
You can purchase Unjunk Your Junk Food at Barnes and Noble online and instore or you can find it on Amazon.com
I think for the price, I would personally hold off until it went on sale or requested it as a birthday/holiday gift.
Overall, I give Unjunk Your Junk Food 5 out of 5 stars.
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**As with any diet/life style change I recommend you consult a doctor or physician prior to. I make no factual health claims to anything I review. Period.