The Ultimate Guide to Food Labels

We know you're a savvy shopper who seeks out healthy food. Heck, that's why you come to EatingWell. But these days, even educated consumers can get stumped by the flurry of claims and food labels found on the front of packages (and distract you from the important stuff on the back, like the Nutrition Facts panel). Here are 38 common label terms you'll spot on boxes, bags and containers—and what they mean.

Nutrient Claims

Low Sodium: The food contains 140 milligrams of sodium or less per serving.

How to Meal-Prep on Sunday for a Week of Easy Dinners

Busy weeknights call for easy dinners. These simple dinners don't require much prep to get to your table, which is made possible by a little work at the beginning of the week that helps to seriously cut down on total cook time on busy weeknights. In this meal-prep dinner plan, we'll have you prep a few key elements that come together to create five complete meals for four people.