You constantly hear in the nutrition world that processed foods are bad for you. However, this is merely a trap to sell you on food recipes so that you can make food at home using your invisible labor and ingredients.
This is a regular troupe used in the nutrition industry to sell junk processed information such as diet and recipe books which set up people to fail on their diet journey. 90% of Americans don't like to cook but these writers, contrarians, and alarmists are akin to horse sellers in the age of cars and faster transportation. Their reason to use their recipes is akin to how a horse seller would use statistics on car accidents to sell you on buying more horses.
However, just like the practical efficacy of horses, cooking at home is inefficient, costly in its ways, and is a hit or miss. Anyone who preaches that being healthy requires you to ditch processed foods completely and use their version of recipes or diets is merely playing you for a fool and wants to sell you their products, supplements, and books.
Eating healthy has always been as simple as finding the tastiest food and eating it while focusing on other aspects of life which involve building relationships and seeking rewarding experiences. The recipe and cooking trap set you up to fail. The solution is better-processed foods just like how the industrialization of clothes made making clothes at home outdated. It's time to rise about the dogma and create a better world instead.