All you do is scan the bar code of any kind of food product with your phone and it will tell you both the positive and negative things about it, compare other brands and it will help you select better alternatives. And best of all for me is that it tells me the Weight Watchers Points!!!! They actually refer to them as FoodPoints on the app, but I have found them to calculate to be the same as WW points.
I have been going a little nuts scanning stuff in my pantry and at the store and it's been eye opening. Stuff that I thought was pretty healthy, turns out to be not so much! The app will tell you if the product has excessive sugar, preservatives, food coloring, MSG, trans fats and more. I learned that if a product contains yeast extract, it actually means there is MSG in it. Who knew? So download the FREE app and Fooducate yourself!
I made some healthy turkey meatballs for dinner tonight. Start out by mixing 10 oz of lean ground turkey, 1 grated zucchini (squeezed dry), 2 cloves of garlic (chopped), 2 Tbs grated parmesan cheese, 2 Tbs whole wheat bread crumbs, 1 Tbs egg substitute, 2 Tbs fresh basil (chopped), 1/2 tsp kosher salt and some black pepper.
Form into about 15 meatballs:
Bake in a preheated oven (350 degrees) for about 15 minutes. They come out looking yummy!
I added the meatballs to some marinara sauce (I made my own, but a jar would be just fine as well) and served them over Shirataki noodles, which Fooducate gives a B rating with 0 FoodPoints!