Sometimes I’ll take the time to talk about foods that aren’t exactly the best for you, but still qualifies as “food”.

Today I’m gonna talk about boxed rice and canned soup. In the canned section of the super market you’ll see these great soups jam packed with veggies and delicious meats. Promising cut-downs on the time you spend cooking and great nutrition.

You can also find the boxed rice in the grains section of the super market. Where the bagged rice is (real rice), and you can find cereals and other related items. Same as the canned soups, the boxed rice promises cut-downs on the time you spend cooking and great nutrition.

The time spent cooking is wonderful. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare a full meal with these items.

The canned soups only need to be re-heated. That’s about 2 to 3 minutes in the stove or the microwave. And the boxed rice takes about 10 to 15 minutes on the stove. And it may take even less on the microwave, but the taste and texture certainly will not be the same. It’s best to cook the boxed rice on the stove.

If you have kids, long work days, or just hate cooking all together, then these are great products for you.

Boxed Rive and Canned Soup

Boxed Rive and Canned Soup

Lets talk about health. The boxed rice and the canned soups are packed with thousands of grams of sodium/preservatives. THOUSAAAANDS! They absolutely have next to nothing nutritional values. And on some occasions some of the ingredients are hard to visually identify.

Yes, most of the time these products do have real meats and veggies. But at times they are full of vegetable and meat left overs. What are those? Well, sometimes companies have left over parts from meats and vegetable products, and sell them to other companies. Some companies use these leftovers for animal feed, plant compost, and some (kind of) re-generate the leftover meats and veggies to make other foods.

If you stop and think about it for a few minutes, you’ll realize that hot dogs and some hamburger products are made the same way. The meats are simply pressed or shaped into a form that visually represents the product it’s suppose to be.

Vegetable products are not exempt.

In the soups you’ll notice that a lot of the elements that are suppose to be vegetables have rectangle or square shapes. Well these are all left over veggies from other products that have been shaped into looking like they are vegetables.

If you have the need to create a meal in less than 10 minutes, boxed rice and canned soup is great. If you eat these products more than once a week, it’s probably best if you took the time to re-evaluate your food consumption and general health.

To be honest, these foods are delicious. I don’t know how they do it, but when put together right it’s a great quick-fix meal. I recommend drinking extra water after consuming one of these meals, just so the sodium and preservatives are eliminated from your body faster.

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