But I do buy baby carrots to snack on. I am not wittling down carrots to mini size myself. While I know it ain't great to buy, I do anyway--LOL--plus I think they are soaked in chlorine to keep them fresh once wittled down to size or something like that I read.
Sulfites are sometimes used in the US (I'm told they don't in Canada) on foods that will be cooked. They banned it on fresh produce back in 1986.
AFAIK there's nothing on "baby carrots" but water. Carrots last a LONG time if kept properly.
And actually, they put cellophane in shredded cheese to keep it from clumping, so it's better for you even if there is no price difference!We buy as little prepared food as we can. My friends have always laughed at me becuase I have always shredded my own cheese. I have to explain to them, that back in "the day", shredded cheese was much more expensive than block cheese, so it made sense. Now, the prices of both (at least at Aldi's) are the same per ounce, so there isn't any savings there...but I still do it!
They won't do that here, but I wish they did!We also take our own containers to the deli and butcher departments of the supermarket. If you ask, they will use your reusable containers and one store in our area will actually give you 25 cents off each time you do it, since they aren't having to pay for the container for you to take things home in!~
So true! Just think of all the knowledge we can give our children just by cooking with them! Science, math, sometimes history, and just overall LOVEThere is also the health issues that can be related to prepared/packaged goods. Some products include additional chemicals that we really don't need. Additionally, taking the time to prepare and including family in that process adds better communication and general connections with friends and family. That makes prep time not feel as long.
So Very True!But in general it is just good to read lables, read prices, etc. Only chance we have to keep ourselves healthy in the wallet and body!
Also so true!!! Just think, even cereals have "BHT added to packaging to preserve freshness". What the heck? The packaging has preservatives.I am slowly but surely trying to cut back on the prepackaged foods. I don't want to eat the extras that the companies put into them and I have to pay for those plus the convenience. Homemade is better all the way around. :thumb:
The packaging holds in the moisture which helps keep them fresher. Once the moisture can escape they dry out and turn white. If you use a bag clip once you open them you can reduce this from happening.That is good to know. I don't know where I heard that tad of info?
But some the baby carrots turn very white when they get a little older. I guess it is just cause they are peeled and dry out????
There is a website, I have to go find it. It talks about how you can eliminate a multitude of health problems with a true whole foods diet.Once our diet stopped using all or most prepackaged food some health issues disappeared. And weight loss started happing.
Awesome! I do the same thing - did you know that storebought cookies sometimes contain 2x the sugar and up to 4x the fat?! WTHeck??!! So making your own is definitely healthier, cookies and allI refuse to buy muffins, cookies, etc because I can make them myself. I also stopped buying brownie and cake mixes because the homemade stuff is easier to do and you're able to control the ingredients in what you make.
I never buy sliced apples, carrot sticks, etc.
I noticed that since I did that, I've lost about 9 pounds. I also feel a lot better now.