Dr. Oz's 99 Healthiest Foods -- How Many Are In Your Shopping Cart?

Find out which healthy staples Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon, author and host of the Dr. Oz Show, recommends plus get tips on how to save at checkout (100 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:00AM

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 Supermarket Staple #95: Fruit Leather

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a Jessica Smith on Mar 28, 2012 at 3:19PM

Why It's a Must Have: Fruit leather is a great snack to get kids to eat more fruit, but know that there is a big difference between fruit ‘leather’ and the ‘roll up’ varieties. “The great thing about fruit leather is that it can be made all naturally simply by pressing a puree of dried fruit, though it is not uncommon for manufacturers to add sugar to make the food more appealing to children,” says Dr. Oz. Check labels to find brands that only contain fruit, and no added sugars.

Budget Bonus: It can be cheaper to order your favorite brand online instead of buying individual bars in the store. We love Stretch Island Fruit Co’s original fruit strips, which sell a box of 30 for $13.99 (or about 46 cents each).

Recipe to Try:

Polka Dot Fruit Roll Ups

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