A few months ago I decided to take a more DIY approach to food — if I could make it myself, I would. If I couldn’t make it myself, I wouldn’t eat much of it. I’ve made significant progress with this. I’ve basically kicked my Lean Cuisine and Progresso Soup habit. I make a mean white bean and kale soup now, I must say. No question the homemade bread’s an upgrade. Even my flour tortillas, not quite round…more like the shape of the state of Texas, aren’t terrible.
But I’ve also added in some processed items that don’t look anything like their original form. MorningStar Farms Buffalo “Chicken” is EVERYTHING! I never want to experience life without them. These soy-and-whatever nuggets satisfy my hot wing cravings (is it just me?) and make a nice addition to a salad.
This protein powder gives my smoothies and DIY protein bars good flavor and a protein punch. Apparently a mix of whey and casein proteins post workout increases weight loss and muscle growth, so I bought a big ol’ jug of the stuff. At first I had some regret about picking the cookies and cream flavor, but it’s basically vanilla. I have no idea how this is made. Probably from milk?? Who knows. I love it.
So what other premade stuff am I missing out on?