Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Good Food Made Simple and The Motherhood. I’ve been compensated for my time however, all opinions are my own.
It’s a new year, many (myself included) are focused on exercising more and eating a cleaner diet. This means reading labels and understand what we are putting into our bodies. I recently discovered the brand “Good Food Made Simple” (GFMS) and I am more than impressed. They have taken the guesswork out of eating healthy because GFMS ONLY uses clean, simple ingredients that we know and trust! Their real food comes from farms and NOT laboratories.
Many times, packaged foods are NOT good for us BUT because we are in a hurry and/or they are convenient, we consume them. Sadly, these are FILLED with preservatives, additives, hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fat), artificial colors, flavors and/or sweeteners. But not GFMS, as mentioned previously, this brand is committed to using clean, simple ingredients!
I received the samples below and my family has thoroughly enjoyed them! Everything is easy to make and tastes delicious. My husband and I fought over the breakfast burritos, when baked in the oven you’d swear they are from a restaurant. Crunchy, filled with flavor…I “may” have even licked my plate afterwards. My son loves the macaroni and cheese (I snuck a few bites, D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S). The oatmeal has so much flavor and the egg white patties are awesome for making healthy breakfast sandwiches and stacking high with vegetables. My conclusion: real food really does TASTE BETTER!
GFMS has launched a national campaign called Eat Clean, Eat Simple that “helps people take control of what they put in their bodies by educating and inspiring them to read and understand ingredient labels – not just glance at the Nutrition Facts.”
GFMS conducted a survey and found out that despite harmful ingredient warnings, Americans still purchase and consume packaged foods containing ingredients directly linked to long-term health problems! According to the survey, “only 35 percent of Americans always read ingredient lists before purchasing packaged food. Of those people, only half of them do so to make sure that all of the ingredients are clean – with no preservatives, no additives, no hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fat), no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners”.
“Consumers are used to the convenience that comes with packaged foods, however, convenience often comes with a trade-off of less than wholesome ingredients,” said George Gavris, Managing Partner at Good Food Made Simple, Inc.
“We passionately believe that ingredients are the priority in every product, so we only use clean ingredients – ones people can understand and identify – that come from nature and farms, not science labs. We are launching Eat Clean, Eat Simple to inspire educated label reading, providing clarity and context along the way, so people can understand the importance of eating real, wholesome foods and how it affects your health,” said Gavris.
Key Survey Results:
- People don’t always understand what’s in their food.
- It’s simply expected that preservatives and additives are in our food.
- People need to make time to learn what ingredients mean for their health.
- Studies have shown that even a small amount of trans fat can result in an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Starting today, people can visit GoodFoodMadeSimple.com/EatClean to learn more about ingredients found in packaged foods, dispel common food myths and download a “Top 10 List of Ingredients to Avoid.” Consumers can also participate in a brief ingredients quiz to receive coupons and a chance to win a “Clean Supermarket Sweep” – a grocery-shopping spree with a food expert to guide label reading and clean food purchasing.
The bottom line is, if you are unable to pronounce an ingredient, or don’t know what it means, then be highly skeptical of eating it. You will never have to worry about that with GFMS! Go ahead, pledge to #EatClean with GFMS. Visit their website and other social media pages: Pinterest, facebook and twitter for more education!
About Good Food Made Simple
Good Food Made Simple is a national, all-natural packaged food company out of Boston, MA that vets all their ingredients to meet a strict criteria of no artificial preservatives, no hydrogenated oils (a source of trans fat), and no artificial ingredients (including colors, flavors and sweeteners). Good Food Made Simple products are made with all-natural ingredients packed into quick, convenient and delicious meals.