Thursday, April 17, 2008

One more thing... Canned foods...


Confession time: Personally, one of my most used "quick" meals to make when I am in a hurry is enchiladas...

Over the past few years my consumption of processed and canned foods has dropped a ton, but occasionally they are so easy, like this meal... Cook up some ground beef , mix with spices and some shredded cheese, roll in a tortilla, put in a baking dish then open a can of enchilada sauce, pour some on the bottom of the pan and the rest on top. Serve with low fat canned refried beans...

This is my most canned of our regular meals... And as of today I need to stop eating it (at least in this quick form), and with it most foods in cans... Why?

Bisphenol A... Just one to three servings a day can put you over the "safe limit"... My quick enchilada blow those numbers away.

Read this article from Treehuggers...

And review these charts...

In the past few years one after another "normal" foods no longer find their way into our shopping carts (and market bags) now most canned foods will go the way of HFCS, artificial flavorings, bottled watter, artificial sweeteners, transfats, artificial coloring, ....

Eating healthier is taking one step at a time and day by day getting closer to our goals...

((Now to figure out how to make refried beans and enchilada sauce from scratch! I doubt it will still be considered a quick meal...))

2 comments:

Mom2Xan said...

Refried beans are so easy & you will never believe how much better they taste. It's like night & day.

BPA scares me. The more I learn about food, the more I want to live in a cave. LOL!

Mary said...

Just about the only thing left that we eat from cans are organic tomatoes and coconut milk.

I was just reading an article about BPA and plastics and it mentioned using the POMI tomatoes in the cardboard-wax boxes as an alternative.

I may have to start making my own coconut milk!