It seems that every year, some food or food additive comes out as the new bad boy: Trans fats are bad. Eggs are bad. No, wait … eggs are good? What about MSG? Food dyes? It’s hard to keep up.
Most of us have asked the question, “Do ingredients really matter?” I’m going to say that the bottom line is yes. Ingredients do matter. Our bodies tend to like things that come from the earth, and balk a bit at things that come from laboratories.
Ideally, we’d all be feasting on heirloom varieties of fruits, veggies and grains that we raised ourselves and hand-weeded (no pesticides). Of course, our free-range livestock would contribute fertilizer to our crops and protein to our diets. But alas, that is not very realistic for most of us.
Do we have to give up everything we love? Move to a farm? Nope. Let's just heighten our awareness and look for balance. Maybe we won't have Nana's Apple Cake every day, but once in a while for a treat. We won't give up all convenient packaged food, but we will read labels so that we know what we're eating.
Happily, about 90% of Tastefully Simple products are TS EatWell. That label means the product is without any artificial flavors, preservatives, colors and sweeteners. It means no hydrogenated fats. It means only the good stuff is in there, and we are keepin’ it real.
So regardless of the food lifestyle you are choosing, we have convenient solutions for you. Check out our e-catalog here and look for the green, TS EatWell logo – you'll find it on most of our products.
Then start cooking with our delicious, wholesome products. It’s easy - we add the flavor, you add the fresh ingredients!
Here are a few of my favorites for everyday cooking:
Avocado Oil. Light and delicious, this oil is perfect for high-heat cooking such as grilling and sauteing.
Magic Chicken Seasoning Blend. Ditch the rotisserie chicken and make batch after batch of convenient, succulent chicken using our flavorful blend.
Ultimate Steak Seasoning. This is my everyday go-to for so much more than steak! Try it on veggies, potatoes, fish and chicken.
Smoky Bacon BBQ Sauce. This is not your ordinary sauce! It’s thick and smokin’ good with the salty-sweet flavor of bacon, molasses and spices.
Creamy Caramel Sauce. We all need a quality indulgence every now and then! This is so good you can eat it on a spoon. Better than Grandma's caramels!
Keep it real, my friends!
P.S. Our Corn, Black Bean Salsa is a veritable garden in a jar – 15 calories per serving and clean as a whistle!