Sunday, February 9, 2020

Oh Yuk. Ingredients.

Guys, I did the "don't do" of grocery shopping, which is do not shop when hungry. I was very hungry.  I was crusinin' the frozen dinner aisle and saw what I thought was a great brand name box with some yummy looking chicken, gravy. 'taters and corn in it.   It came home with other choices too, and I paid no mind to the price at the time of sale.  I missed all the earmarks of DON'T DO IT! Had I noticed the price, it would have been a dead giveaway as to brand and quality, but oh no.  Hungry to the max, it looked good and so I fell for it.

Came home. Immediately put it in the microwave.  Started to eat it...it tasted good...but strangely mushy and all mixed together.  I thought to get up and scan the product code with my phone so as to account for the calories in my "Lose It" app.  So I did.

Friends, Romans and Countryman!  I saw 800 some calories appear on my app...and the makers name which I had not noticed as they changed their packaging design.  I got up, ran in and looked at the box and oh NO!  It was the king of cheap dinners and made with....well, I'll just show you.


One of my better friends was over the other day and  while talking about diets, she just happened to mention how she loved that particular dinner...the one I accidentally bought.  I said nothing except that she might want to look at the calories.  If someone tells you they could eat that 6 times a day...leave them alone.  Never again.  Since they changed their look, I will pay strict attention.

Ew.


20 comments:

  1. Gotta be vigilant! There was probably a LOT of sodium and fat in that meal and look at all the potassium! Whew! It must have been a belly buster. xoxo

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  2. I threw it away once I knew what I did.

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  3. I’ve made same mistakes - shop when hungry! Eat some heavy stuff and feel sick later...sigh. You are wise to throw it away!

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    1. You are right! You do feel sick if you keep eating.

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  4. That should give you your daily allotment of unpronouncable chemicals...

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  5. Since mom helped dad lose a bunch of weight she's reeeeaaal conscious about what's on labels AND what she pays. Lots of times she judges a product by the length of the ingredient list, and always sticks to the "the more processed something is the worse it is for you" mindset.

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    1. Cleo you gave me quite a big smile this evening in your blog!!

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  6. Living alone, I hate to cook, but seldom buy the frozen dinners. Branding makes them look good on the package, but when you look at the "nutrient" content, it's pretty scary. And btw, pre-packaged food in Canada generally has more sodium and more sugar too, than in the States. I have no idea why. Maybe it's all a conspiracy with the the pharmaceutical companies to make us and keep us sick! :-)

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  7. Sis.. I eat the lean cuisine dinners occasionally and I check the calorie,sodium, and fat content in them. I know that is what our dear Beth Marie used to eat and if it was okay for her it is okay for me. <3 Best to keep eating meals or snacks you make yourself to be safe. :-)

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  8. Egads! The Hubby peruses every label, checking on portion size, amount of salt and sugar. He puts back more items than he takes, I can tell you that!

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  9. When Dad came home from the hospital after his stroke, the dietitian recommended frozen dinners as an occasional meal. All with the provision that we check the labels for salt content. Calories were okay because he needed them. There are options out there that are decent, but to be honest I've never tasted one that I really enjoyed. Home made is best!

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  10. OMCs and not to mention it tastes do good BECAUSE it is full of
    sodium too I expect. I love the frozen MacNcheese by Stoffers...did I mention LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE it. I but it about once a year. Lean Cuisine with white Vermont cheese is actually pretty good too...But oh that real stufff yummers
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. I love Stauffers Mac and cheese...yella or white!!!

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  11. Oh such meals so tempting but not so good for us

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  12. I made a detailed shopping list on Excel sized it at 2 per page, and made 50 copies, and cut them in half. T the stack is stuck to the fridge. I just check off anything I run out of or want and bring it to the store. I seldom forget to buy something I want and seldom buy something not on the list.

    Annoying, aren't I? LOL!

    Mark

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  13. Dearest Carole,
    Good grief, that would mean a handful of nails to my coffin in regard to sodium and sugar, starch that becomes like sugar as it is easy degradable... NEVER. All conveniently prepared or partly prepared food is bad.
    It pays off for getting healthy and good ingredients and then cooking big portions for dividing up and freeze for later popping into the microwave.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  14. I'm so sorry but, LOLLLLOLLOL!!! You have me cracking up over here in Texas. I haven't read the ingredients yet, too busy laughing. You are just too too funny. I'm sorry...sorta.

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  15. Oh LAWDY, 'scuse me for laughing...OUT LOUD! This is too too funny. Glad you brought yourself to a satisfactory ending though.

    I learned the hard way (a long time ago) not to go shopping hungry when my total at check-out was a shocker because of all the extras I'd added to my basket.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

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