What should I eat rarely when following the Traffic Light eating style?

Here is a list of foods that you should eat monthly or rarely based on the Traffic Light eating style:

Breads, Grains, and Cereals:
  • Donuts
  • Croissants
  • Sweet rolls
  • Cheese crackers
  • Ritz crackers
  • Corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Top Ramen
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
  • Cold cereals like: Corn Pops, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes, Cap'n Crunch, Froot Loops, Cocoa Puffs
Fruits and Vegetables:
  • Fruits in heavy syrup
  • Creamed soups
  • Hash browns, patty-type fried
  • French fries
  • Tator tots
  • Potato chips
  • Vegetables in sauce
  • Instant mashed potatoes
Milk and Dairy:
  • Whole milk
  • Chocolate milk
  • Ice cream
  • Nondairy whipped cream
  • Half and half
  • Cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Sour cream
  • Brie cheese
  • Cream cheese
Meats, Eggs, Beans, Nuts:
  • Bacon
  • Regular corned beef
  • Bologna
  • Salami
  • Liverwurst
  • Sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Regular ground beef
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Fish sticks
  • Tuna in oil
  • Refried beans made with lard
  • Liver, organ meats
  • Regular hot dogs
  • Macademia nuts
Sweets, Fats:
  • Lard
  • Shortening
  • Coconut oil
  • Palm oil
  • Mayonnaise/Miracle Whip
  • Butter
  • Stick margarine
  • Tub margarine with hydrogenated oils
  • Popsicles (regular)
  • Toaster pastries
  • Salad dressing
  • Candy
  • Chocolate
  • Pie
  • Cookies
  • Cake with frosting
  • Soda
  • Lemonade
  • Punch
  • Kool-Aid
  • Chocolate milk
  • Sports drinks: Gatorade, PowerAde, Energy drinks

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