Stocking our pantry...a healthy new start.
Part of moving back to the land our new home sits on is making a brand new start. We did not choose to rebuild, if we had we would not be making a new start...it would be expanding on what we had already built. This unexpected change has given us great opportunity, in many ways.
Restocking our pantry in the healthiest way possible has been a very important opportunity and one that I want to share. The two most important considerations have been:
1. No canned foods.
2. Only the most basic, simple foods to compliment a diet of mainly fruits and veggies.
Eliminating canned food is very important because cans are laced with BPA (Bisphenol A). Please go back to our September 18th entry if you missed it on BPA. For now, I will repeat that few safety studies have been done on the effects of BPA on humans, and those that have are worrying! Nobody really knows how much exposure is safe, and there actually may be no safe level. Dr. Bellonzi points out in a video we showcased last month: a little bit of arsenic might not kill you but that next bit of it may!
SO, eliminating canned food, although hard to do, is a very worthwhile step in ensuring what we consume is healthy and clean.
The easiest change for me was changing out the cans of tomato sauce to the Pomi packs. We use a lot of tomatoes so this was a wonderful way to go.
The hardest change will be canned soups. Manufacturers of soups use cans because soup in glass jars do not always look appetising. We, at green2go, love our soups and have some great recipes for you to enjoy.
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