- Quaker Instant Flavored Oatmeal.
- Eggo Frozen Waffles.
- Aunt Jemima’s Frozen Pancakes.
- Jiffy Muffin Mix.
If so, for your health and the health of your family please take the time to read this article.
The most recent class I taught was on how to make each of these foods at home into a convenient mix-type method using whole grains and real, healthy ingredients. It occurred to me, while teaching class that many of us have picked these (or similar) items up out of habit or based on budget.
The truth is, we can make the mix itself at home, quickly with far healthier ingredients (omitting many of the killer ingredients) at a fraction of the cost. With home-made, whole grain, convenience mixes and making ample extras to freeze, you can increase the nutritional value of each serving and still save money without sacrificing time. After all, isn’t that why you’re using the convenience mix? To save time?
Each of the foods listed above include ingredients intended to extend the shelf-life. Become a label detective and take a look at what is hiding in the boxes that have a picture of real food on the cover.
Here are some of the top offenders you can omit by using a home-made mix:
- Enriched White Bleached Flour (Elmer’s Glue for the colon)
- Hydrogenated Lard (as if Lard were not bad enough)
- Artificial Colors/Dyes
- Artificial Flavor
- Partially Hydrogenated Soybean or Cottonseed Oil
- Calcium Carbonate (also known as chalkboard chalk)
- Sodium Sulfite
- “Fruit” is often sugar -bits with artificial flavoring (the list of fake ingredients is too long)
The more box foods eaten, the sooner you’ll be in a box of your own.
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It is my desire to show you just how simple some of these changes can be. They are cost effective and healthy changes that you can do easily at home and enJOY the journey!
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