10 PROCESSED FOODS THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU 

Whole Wheat Bread

Many of Dave's breads are packed full of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and even a few grams of protein per slice.

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Canned or Frozen Lentils

Plant foods like lentils not only offer plenty of protein, but also stock you up on fiber, folate, magnesium, manganese, and other important nutrients.

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Yogurt

Look for plain yogurt with less than 12 grams of sugar per serving and add your own fresh fruits or nuts for flavor and sweetness.

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Dried fruit

They are packed with fiber, iron, and carbohydrates to fuel both your brain and muscles.

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Frozen whole grain waffles

Frozen waffles made with refined flour might not be the greatest choice for breakfast, but whole-grain frozen waffles can start your morning right.

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Popcorn

Popcorn is a delicious, nutritious, and quick snack to keep on hand. It is loaded with fiber and magnesium and only 100 calories for 3 cups

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Hummus

Hummus is made primarily of garbanzo beans and olive oil, making it a heart-healthy snack with fiber and protein.

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Soy Milk

It is the only plant-based milk that has complete protein and offers all of the essential amino acids of cow's milk and is fortified with calcium and vitamin D.

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Canned Fish

Fish is an excellent source of omega-3s, which help support heart health and brain function.

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Bean-based pasta

As a pediatric dietitian and mom of three, one of my favorite ways to help my kids meet their needs for protein and fiber is to use bean- and legume-based pasta.

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