Some keeper foods I found already in our pantry (or refrigerator):
Go-go Squeeze applesauce (on-the-go pouches for kids)
Great Grains pecan, date, and raisin cereal (not the best, but not bad for the cereal category)
I was also surprised to find that while Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes are fine, Cheerios has some questionable ingredients. Cheerios! That really saddened me- it will be hard for me to give up Cheerios, one of my childhood staples.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that these have great ingredient lists:
I'm doing the steel cut oats thing, but sometimes you just need quick oatmeal.
This was the only instant oatmeal I found without a completely gross ingredient list.
I love crackers, and I've always loved Triscuits. With only 3 ingredients (whole grain soft white winter wheat, soybean oil, and salt), these are a good choice, and they're tasty.
I thought I was going to have a hard time finding a granola bar without a junky list. This one (but none of the other Nature Valley flavors) has no natural flavoring or anything too junky.
A toddler favorite. We bring this in for snack at preschool often, and I was happy to see its short list: corn meal, rice, oil, cheddar cheese, whey, and buttermilk. We'll keep this one around.
Also good on the cereal front: Grape Nuts and Uncle Sam cereal, a new find in the natural foods section. Simple flakes and whole flax seed is a great addition to my yogurt.
Things to finish and not buy again:
Diamond's Pecan Nut-Thins- gluten free and yummy and filled with natural butter flavor
Pretzels- I'll have to look at other brands but the bag I have has natural butter flavor too!
Quaker rice cakes!
Have you banished any foods from your pantry lately?