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Guilty: Poor choice Christmas fixings

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ouch! I just returned from the grocery, where I purchased all the items on the list to fill the bag for giving to a family for their Christmas dinner.

I added:
canned vegetables: so high in sodium
stuffing mix: is there anything good in there?
Bisquick: more starches and sodium
Red Velvet cake mix: Yummy processed sugars and starches
canned cream cheese frosting: add that sugar to the cake - woooowww
cranberry sauce: maybe there is hope, if you're careful with portion
Christmas candy: Hershey Kisses - Maybe only eat one per day?
Turkey gravy mix: ???? More starch
boxed mashed potatoes: Fluffy starch and fat - they need lots of butter!

How I would prefer to provide this needy family with fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy desserts and grains along with the knowledge and recipes that Sparkpeople has available to all of us.

Merry Christmas to the family who receives this grocery sack. I hope they make the best and healthiest use of all the ingredients and have a wonderful holiday meal! By the way, the church will add the non-perishables and meat.
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CTUPTON 12/22/2012 9:49AM

    My store had a pre-packaged box of rather healthy things. I donated one of those.
Good for you to be so generous! Chris emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 12/4/2012 8:37AM

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GREENCAT1 12/4/2012 6:28AM

    You are doing a wonderful thing for this family! Don't beat yourself up! You did the best you could not knowing what foods they would be comfortable preparing,,,, Enjoy your holiday! emoticon

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 12/3/2012 9:45PM

    Good for you even though you would have like to given them some different food. I am sure that the family this food goes to will appreciate it very much.

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