Okay, much thanks sister. As usual you've mentioned it very articulately and simply. There are a few health food stores here. I'll check them out. Though everyone in my family believes in 'cooking from scratch,' we're all fond of plenty of snacks too
Cakes and pies, cookies and crackers, croutons with soups etc. are big favorites of my "dynasty"
So yes, it does mean cutting down on a lot of eating pleasures. But I agree, it's not as hard as a restricted diet for those who suffer from heart ailments or diabetes etc.