After the kick in the gut with my Goya seasoning packets and MSG, I decided to finally do a thorough kitchen cleaning.
I went through the pantry, cabinets and refrigerator to get rid of products with questionable ingredients. Some of the questionable ingredients include, but are not limited to:
- Mono Sodium Glutamate (and all of its derivatives)
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Trans Fats (and all of its derivatives)
- Products with a predominance of unhealthy ingredients. In other words, I checked the first 5 ingredients to see if they contained sugar, salt or the above-listed chemicals.
After cleaning out the kitchen, I lined the products on the counter and took a picture of them:
Actually, there are three products missing from the group picture. I had a cake mix and two icing mixes that were late to the party.
All things considered, it could have been a lot worse. I tend not to buy processed snack foods, candies and boxes of frozen chemicals. Most of the products in the picture have been sitting unused on my shelves for quite some time (all except the Goya packets).
It’s amazing how much lighter I felt after bagging up those groceries. The opened items I tossed and I’ve got the rest in a grocery bag trying to decide if I should give it away and make someone else sick, or just toss it all in the trash.
I hate wasting food, but I also hate making people sick. I guess I can donate the items to the local food pantry. I’ll explain my food revelations and they can decide to keep or toss the items if they so choose.
Cleaner and Healthier Kitchen
Now that I’ve gotten rid of the bad stuff, it’s time to re-stock the kitchen with healthy alternatives. The more I learn the more I have to learn. I’m embarking on a journey of health that was made just a tad easier by getting rid of the junk.
Now to rebuild the kitchen one ingredient at a time.