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There’s something to be said about healthy eating.

Recently we were hit with an October snowstorm, which caused a power outage. Our outage lasted for 2 ½ days. During that time, the foods in the freezer remained frozen and I felt comfortable that they didn’t spoil.

The temperature in the house hovered between 48 and 50 degrees so opening the freezer didn’t do too much damage to the internal freezer temperature. The refrigerator, on the other hand, was a different story. I’m not quite sure how long refrigerated food lasts during a power outage, but I wasn’t taking any chances.

When the power came back on I cleaned the refrigerator and tossed the milk, eggs, cheese, pre-cooked foods and any raw meat or cold cuts. In other words, when I got through cleaning the refrigerator, the only things left were carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic a few condiments and a bottle of wine.

Lesson LearnedSnowstorm

Vegans and vegetarians are onto something. If I had converted to a vegan lifestyle, I wouldn’t have had to throw food away. I don’t think sprouts and refrigerated vegetables would have spoiled in 2 ½ days.

The alternative style of eating is not only healthier on the body, but healthier on the pocketbook too.

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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