It is easy to be overwhelmed with how much HFCS there is in the foods we regularly consume.
Most of us have a hard time just making it to the grocery store, let alone finding the time to read every single label.
As I’ve written before, the most common foods with HFCS are salad dressings, ketchup, yogurt, and sweetened drinks.
There are two brands of salad dressings that I really like that don’t contain HFCS: Newman’s Own brand–which was created by Paul Newman and donates a lot of the proceeds to charity can be found in most grocery stores and tastes great. He also makes pasta sauces that do not contain HFCS–we enjoy the Sockarooni flavor–spicy and delicious!
The other is Annie’s Naturals–which can often be found in major grocery stores or health food stores.
For yogurt, the Stonyfield Farms Organics are the only flavored ones I have found without HFCS. It is also very easy to make your own flavored yogurt. I buy the quart size plain yogurt (any brand) and sweeten it with my choice of sweetener and then add vanilla extract and/or fruit.
The only drinks we have in our house are water, milk, and diet drinks. If you are opposed to aspartame and saccharin sweetened drinks I recommend sticking to water, milk, and 100% juices to avoid HFCS.
I would love to hear about your favorite HFCS free products or any recipes for items that replace foods that are high in them. After I am done with work I am hoping to make my own ketchup that is HFCS free as well as most of my salad dressings. Look forward to hearing from you!