(Closed) Processed Foods

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

From my understanding, anything with a label is processed.  I’m not 100% on that though.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think a lot of deli cheeses are processed because they are called “cheese products” on the labels. My mom says that if you stick to the far walls of the grocery store, not the center shelves, you’re better off.  I would love to eat like this… I just don’t know if it’s feasible budget wise. Go you!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We eat like this 90% of the time (because sometimes, TJ frozen foods or a bowl of cereal is needed ๐Ÿ™‚  We avoid almost anything that comes in a box, and make most everything from scratch (including bread, hummus, etc).

Our biggest issue is time, not budget.  We can eat a well-balanced diet, all organic fruits and veggies, and grass-fed organic beef, etc for about $250/month for two.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

There are ways around some of the “no” foods you listed if you are making them yourself from raw ingredients. You can slice your own potatoes and make baked chips – all natural. You can bake things with whole wheat or other less or non-processed ingredients. You can make your own granola from raw ingredients – sooo much better than buying it in the store, and so easy! There are a lot of alternatives. It requires more work, but you feel sooo much better! My husband and I haven’t gone 100% processed-free, but we are probably 85% there. It makes a huge difference in how you feel, and I find the home made stuff just tastes so much better!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@melisandescott:  That’s great! Right now I’m in grad school, so things are a little tight. I hope to make it work ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

@bestbuddies:  That’s what I mean ๐Ÿ™‚ I love greek yogurt. I’m not saying there’s no processed food at all on the outside walls, but it’s a rough way to avoid the really bad stuff.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I avoid some processed foods, it’s the heavily processed foods I avoid, like granola bars, Cheeze Whiz, etc. Healthy foods like yogurt, cheese, bread are processed but you can get very heaily processed variants and less processed ones.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I avoid some processed foods, it’s the heavily processed foods I avoid, like granola bars, Cheeze Whiz, etc. Healthy foods like yogurt, cheese, bread are processed but you can get very heaily processed variants and less processed ones.

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