(egg whites, non-fat milk, modified corn starch, whey protein isolate, soybean oil, xanthan gum, black pepper extract, natural and artificial butter flavor (butter(cream, milk), partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, soybean oil, lipolyzed butter oil, and natural and artificial flavors), annatto (color)),
We've been really amazed at what constitutes food in this country. Years ago I learned to shop the outer edges of the grocery store for produce, meat and dairy, only ducking in for coffee, condiments, bread, peanut butter and cleaning supplies, and the occasional frozen pizza and ice cream. But I'm wondering where I would even find why protein isolate and why would I want to add it to nature's perfect food- the egg.
Keeping costs low and elongating shelf life are key reasons why mass produced food is full of nonfood. Most of us grew up on Hungry Man dinners and pop tarts and they certainly were delicious, but we learned that we cannot survive on that long term. Our arteries clogged, diabetes raged and as a nation we gained weight. So it's back to real food and the stress that come with it. Meal planning, shopping, prepping, cooking and finally cleaning. When do we find the time between shuttling kids between soccer practice and making sure mom and dad have their prescription medications and bills paid?
Slowing down and making time seem to be the obvious answer, yet it's 9:30 pm and I'm blogging. Then I have to go unload the dishwasher and put a load of laundry in. I'm thankful that my partner is a chef and he adores cooking for me and I get to enjoy the fruits of his labor. In fact it makes me incredibly happy when a client orders the jambalaya or chicken divan as those are my current favorites and I know he'll make extra just for me. I eat what our clients eat and I have peace of mind knowing that our ingredient list is comprised of actual food. No chemicals or preservatives. Actual real food. So next time you grab the lean cuisine check the ingredient list before you are swayed by the pretty picture and the marketing on the package. Then give us a try. I know we can do better for you than frozen or fast food.