Slowfood Movement - Goodbye Campbells
I have always used campbells cream soups in my cooking. Then I read one of cc5439's comments and it made me think. Actually, it made me pull out the soup and read the label. I have gotten rid of practically all other processed foods except my Campbell's Cream soups.
Im not much of a conspiracy theorist; but I do think that all the chemicals in the processed foods Americans eat are making us fat and making us sick. I did not come to this conclusion until I did the "Go Natural" challenge. Foods I make tastes a whole hell of a lot better than anything frozen or processed. The breads I bake have more flavor and are far more nutitious than anything you can buy in the store. Best of all - no chemicals.
I eat the same amount - I just only eat food that I make from scratch and I have lost 20 pounds thus far. Additionally, I have been on extremely high doses steroids (prednisone) for the last three weeks and still lost 2 pounds. For those of you with asthma you know that is practically impossible. You gain weight on prednisone you certainly don't maintain or lose it. Its nothing you can control its simply the medication.
Back to Campbells soup, looking at the label we have "modified food starch". Ok, what did they "modify it with? They use margarine - which contains "beta carotene for color" (Sorry I black listed margarine - Give me fresh butter or give me death! There is no need for color additives for my butter.) Next on the list is "Monosodium Glutamate" - Which is the nortorous MSG. I can write a small book on how that is bad for you and the symptoms it causes like (headache, migraine, sweating, facial pressure, heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, etc. Look it up. Its far from healthy and I cannot believe that a company like Campbells would put it in their soups! Lastly, there is "flavoring" what kind of flavoring is unspecified. Which is kind of scary considering they are knowingly poisoning us.
So I googled recipes for cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, and cream of celery (my basic cooking soups). You would be very surprised how easy it is to make these soups!
- Cream of Mushroom - http://elise.com/recipes/archives/006133cream_of_mushroom_soup.php
- Cream of Chicken - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Home-Made-Cream-of-Chicken-Soup/Detail.aspx
- Cream of Celery - http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cream-of-celery-soup/Detail.aspx
Plus if you want these creamy without chunks you can always process them in a blender or food processor. You can also divide them up into 21oz containers or baggies and freeze them for later use. This is what I do for practically everything. According to my research you can freeze these soups.