Hi guys! I don’t know if you’ve been hearing the buzz about Laurie David’s new movie (and other producers of An Inconvenient Truth) Fed Up. It’s a documentary that skewers our food industry while pointing out how much freaking sugar is in every damn thing you eat that isn’t a whole food. I’ll admit, as someone who regularly reads labels my first thought was, “I know what I’m doing, and you can’t tell me anything new.” I was wrong.
At my day job we decided to take the “Fed Up Challenge” which is tied to the movie. The challenge is that you don’t eat sugar for 10 days. Since I’ve already tackled the Whole 30, I was all, “It’s a snap.” And admittedly, for what I consume, it is actually easier than the Whole 30. But as a mom, damn, apparently I’ve been sucking.
The problem is, almost every single bread (gluten-free or no) and cracker, has sugar, honey, molasses, cane juice, or corn syrup as an ingredient. Did you know this? I certainly did not. Which makes packing snacks for my kids really freaking hard. And me, really irritated. And sandwiches? Forget it. I had no idea I was getting sugar with my cheese delivery services.
I did go the store today, however, and found these fab options that have no added sugar and very few ingredients –
I have to say it was even more irritating than the first time I went to Whole Foods and searched for gluten-free options. Because you kind of sort of have an idea about what might have gluten inside. But never did I expect my crackers to be sugar’ish. I will say this about being gluten-free: Our pasta rocks. Most gluten pastas have added sugar, yet when I went into my pantry none of my gluten-free options did. Jovial, Glutino, Tinkyada—none of these gluten-free pastas had added sugar. Yet, I heard from my co-workers that most of their pastas did. So, hey, there’s a win for the GF!
Is anyone else out there doing the Fed Up Challenge? It’s kind of cray.