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I don't think I am the only one who eats natural foods around here. The treat poll made me think though...when more of my favorite treats were fruit I thought I might be one in a few who likes my food a bit simpler.<br><br>
I buy packed food. I think the most artificial thing I use is Vegenaise. Everything from my veggie burgers to my bread are 'real' ingrediants. I also only eat organic. My bread contains three ingrediants and my meal bar start off with figs and ends with berries.<br><br>
I can't be the only one who perfers raisins and whole grains to proccessed foods right? I don't crave junk. I crave raisins and beans!
 

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i do prefer natural foods, but my meals are really bland and simple unless im cooking a meal to share with someone else. but i just eat that way, its not as much about a preference for natural over processed. i have kind of a messed up sense of taste and smell so i just dont bother. i love to cook and bake though, although i usually dont eat more than a bite of my creations.<br><br><br><br>
i do get cravings for cookies and junk food, and eat them occasionally. but i find fruits and veggies to be an easier snack to have on hand. instead of having to read through the labels and recheck ingredients, if i just get a bag of baby carrots for example, i know what im eating and its just as convenient as a bag of chips or something.<br><br><br><br>
pretty much the only processed foods i buy are luna bars (not so much anymore), breakfast type bars, cereals like bran flakes or kamut puffs (my new favorite), and condiments. once in a while i get fake meat but i dont really like them. and i bought and cooked pasta tonight for the first time in maybe 3 or 4 months!
 

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for me, it just depends on my mood (or time of month <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> )<br><br><br><br>
there are weeks where i will eat very healthy, with the most processed food being soy yogurt or something, then i'll go through several days of eating caca - i'm actaully in a caca phase at the moment, some of my family members are getting realy good at making vegan desserts and dishes, but they tend to use alot of oil n' processed stuff, so easter was basically a gorge-fest for me - and i just *have* to finish off the leftovers - wouldn't want to be wasteful!<br><br><br><br>
but in a couple days, i'll be back to eating healthy again...eating too much processed food for too long tends to get me very depressed and lazy - not good!
 

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Cool! I absolutely agree!!!<br><br><br><br>
I eat a very basic diet. I buy most of my food either in the produce dept or out of bulk bins. I also buy mostly organic.<br><br><br><br>
The most processed food I eat is instant miso soup. Pasta, TVP, soy sauce maybe nutr. yeast. I very rarely use cooking oil, herbs or spices. Lately I bake very little bread and eat grains either whole cooked or cracked/rolled porridges.<br><br><br><br>
Just like you, I crave simple stuff. I enjoy the natural taste of the ingredients and I find simple combinations very satisfying. I believe this is something very natural.<br><br><br><br>
A head of lettuce with a bowl of whole grains + bean and some fresh raw veggies is the ideal meal for me.
 

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I avoid processed foods as much as possible. I eat lots of fresh vegetables and whole grains. I wouldn't say I eat simple foods because I love to cook. I think that eating processed premade things takes the fun out of preparing it yourself and I don;t like putting things in my body that aren't natural.
 

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Yay for the bulk bins! I live for the organic bulk bin treats. From raisins to the produce bulk bins coconut date rolls. Buying from the bins is always so much cheaper to.<br><br><br><br>
Ohh and I never miss proccessed bread or store bread since my yeast allergy. I eat Pacific Bakery kamut-white which is flour, water and salt. Tasty moist bread for my veggie burgers. My boyfriend can't get into it...he likes those rolls you buy at the store that have a shelf life of like a month...
 

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Is this a flatbread or sourdough?<br><br><br><br>
What's your storage system for bulk items?<br><br><br><br>
I try to keep them in glass jars, but I always buy more than the volume of the jar so I just end up using them out of the bags... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It is actually loaves of bread! They also make bagels. You can see the bread and see if you can locate some at <a href="http://www.pacificbakery.com." target="_blank">www.pacificbakery.com.</a> Some flat breads have yeast in them!<br><br><br><br>
I keep everything in the fridge. I have a big one and a nosey cat that will get in the drawers and knock things over. For fruit and snack items I divide them in serving sized portions and seal them in bags. Other things I buy as needed since I end up at the health food store once a week for other stuff.
 

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I hardly eat any processed foods. About the most processed food I eat are Garden of Eatin' tortilla chips, which have all-natural, organic ingredients. Oh, and tofu and tempeh--those are processed I guess. However, although I eat mostly whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, etc., I wouldn't say my diet is simple at all. I prepare some pretty elaborate meals and use a lot of different herbs and spices. I never eat refined sugar or flour though.
 

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your bread only has three ingredients ? i would have to figure its<br><br>
water<br><br>
flour<br><br>
baking powder<br><br><br><br>
if those are not them what are they ??????
 

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Like I stated the bread has organic kamut flour, flitered water and sea salt. PB also makes more 'complex' breads with raisins and cinamon.<br><br><br><br>
Ohh, and I am confused as to why this topic was moved. God forbid if we have a healthy snack topic in healthy living but we are free to go on about junk food? I am puzzled.
 
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