And last, but certainly not least: I was truly disturbed when I realized that a Lunchable as simple as a PB&J with fresh fruit could contain 85—85!!—different ingredients! If you were to make this for lunch at home, you would not use the majority of what's on this list, including: Hydrogenated oil (i.e. trans-fat), high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor, BHT, and propylene glycol, among many other disturbing items on this long list of ingredients.
Real Food Alterative: This one should be a no-brainer, but just make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at home using natural ingredients (without unnecessary additives), real whole-wheat bread (made from only 5 or 6 whole ingredients), and fresh organic fruit.
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