First things first, start with the ingredients. The easiest way to do this is by making a habit out of flipping over your food package and reading the label.
Say yes to nutritious ingredients including monounsaturated fats like olive, canola or peanut oils are great for heart health. Whole-wheat flour, soy and oats are packed with nutrients, too.
Stay away from unhealthy ingredients, like hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil.
Note: Ingredients are listed in order by weight, with the heaviest ingredient (which is also the main ingredient) listed first and other ingredients listed in descending order.