I used to buy food at the shop because it was cheap, or tasty, easy to cook. I have never been much of a cook.
OK, I am a terrible cook, one year I gave myself food poisoning more than 10 times. So recipes need to be easy and hard to mess up. I have been working on collecting recipes for people post bariatric surgery, easy to cook and tasty but hard to mess up.
This has started me looking at the groceries I buy in more detail.
Recently I needed to buy soya sauce, something simple that I would normally buy the cheapest brand and not think about it. Something had me reading what the ingredients were.
Water, Soy Sauce Extract (21%) [Water, Soya Beans, Wheat Flour, Salt], Sugar, Salt, Colour (Plain Caramel), Acidity Regulator (Lactic Acid)
Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt
How can the same product have such different ingredients? Brand A contains sugar! I try to cut back on processed sugars, it really helped with my weight loss.
This made me start to look at other groceries I buy, what else had hidden sugar and processed ingredients like E numbers?
It can be hard to change all your diet at once, but by changing one or two items in each grocery shop to something a little healthier it can make healthy eating a habit!
What change can you make in your next grocery shop?