My first goal was to get rid of trans fats. This has been mostly accomplished (but we still have donuts and french fries sometimes). You have to be careful because even though it says zero trans fat that may be just because it has under 0.5g in which case they don't have to list it. You have to check the ingredients. At first I was shocked how much stuff had trans fats and not just crackers...it was soup and stuffing, most candy, fruit snacks, etc. A lot of things have had the trans fats removed like Oreos or reduced enough that it is now "dietary insignificant amount." Anyway, my next goal is high fructose corn syrup. This looks like it will be a little harder!! I decided to try and just get it out of the first 5 ingredients so I don't literally have to make everything. In order to facilitate this I have to start making more things like spaghetti sauce, etc. I found some good bread that doesn't have too much. Now, inspired by my cool cousin, I am trying yogurt. We go through so much yogurt that it will only take 3 weeks before we make up the difference for the cost of the yogurt maker (and that includes factoring the cost of the milk). So far it hasn't been too bad but I'll give a follow up report when my children have eaten a lot of it. Also...anyone have any good suggestions/recipes/products for stuff without high fructose corn syrup???
PS You can drink Mexican coke and Dr. Pepper because it doesn't have high fructose corn syrup...very yummy and I noticed that they have it at Costco now too!