Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
FIT_ARTIST's Photo FIT_ARTIST SparkPoints: (110,603)
Fitness Minutes: (132,624)
Posts: 19,425
3/26/10 3:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Soy, like corn, unless it is cerified organic, is most likely GMO also.


~Laura

"If it tastes good; Spit it out!" ~ Jack Lalanne

My Team;
Eat Well
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32586


My BLOG:
fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com



 Pounds lost: 26.4 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
SWEETIE_8405's Photo SWEETIE_8405 Posts: 277
3/26/10 3:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I hadn't even heard of GMO until I read this. I guess I'll have to see if I can find somewhere that sells grits made from real corn. I grew up in the south where grits are like water. I could live without them if I had to, but I hope I don't have to. As far as the sausage I was looking into that one because my husband loves sausage, but I don't really want to go through the trouble of making it if I can find an alternative. I noticed you mentioned avoiding soy and I saw something about that they other day. What's bad about soy?

 current weight: 139.6 
 
181
168.25
155.5
142.75
130
FIT_ARTIST's Photo FIT_ARTIST SparkPoints: (110,603)
Fitness Minutes: (132,624)
Posts: 19,425
3/26/10 3:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well. Most corn is GMO. Corn is used for so many things. It is part of the FAT problem.
When I looked up the nutrients in corn, I found that there are nutrients in it, but I think there are a lot more nutrient dense foods out there.
Just the fact that if isn't organic, it's most likely GMO. And that could be a potentially dangerous food.
No thanks!

~Laura

"If it tastes good; Spit it out!" ~ Jack Lalanne

My Team;
Eat Well
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32586


My BLOG:
fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com



 Pounds lost: 26.4 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
KJS_MOM's Photo KJS_MOM Posts: 4,897
3/26/10 2:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Grits
Grits are coarsely ground dried corn. Prior to being dried the hull and germ of the kernel is removed. The resulting “hominy corn” is often bleached prior to grinding. The larger of the ground kernels becomes grits and the finer is cornmeal (polenta).

There are three types of grits sold in America today. The first grinding results in a larger grain and these grits take longer to cook. Quick grits are grits that have been pressed into smaller granules and, as the name implies, cook much faster. Instant grits have been precooked and dried. Adding hot water is all it takes to have instant grits. (They taste more like hot water than grits.)

The more basic ingredient that you begin with the better end product you will usually have. Grits are a great example of how using ingredients in the a less processed state results in a better final recipe. Instant grits don’t have much flavor and the coarse grind grits have a more complex corn flavor.

1/4 cup grits = 130 calories, 0 fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 3g protein, 29g carbohydrates, 30mg sodium, 5mg cholesterol

I was reading the book The Eat-Clean and she mainly mentions oatmeal. I went to the Eat-Clean website and it doesn't have anything about grits

4 The Best is Yet 2 Come!

"Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room. So, if you see darkness in your life, be sure that a beautiful picture is being prepared by God!"~Author Unknown

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass….It’s about learning how to dance in the rain”- Vivian Greene

"A failure is not a person who tries something and fails..but a failure is someone who never tries!"
"Never talk defeat, for if you do, you can talk you


 current weight: 192.0 
 
197.4
194.85
192.3
189.75
187.2
FIT_ARTIST's Photo FIT_ARTIST SparkPoints: (110,603)
Fitness Minutes: (132,624)
Posts: 19,425
3/26/10 12:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well. I'm from Canada and I have never eaten (or even seen) grits... I'm not even sure what they are.

Sausage? I avaoid sausage, even though I like it.
I have on occasion had a lean turkey sausage. The product I would get is Lilydale, lean turkey sausage, natural smoked, no nitrates.
I don't really buy it very often, because it's not organic.
I'm not sure I would consider any sausage from the grocery store as clean... I would also avoid the SOY products in the sausage you mentioned. You can bet almost for sure that it is GMO. There are also some other highly processed ingredients in that list...


~Laura

"If it tastes good; Spit it out!" ~ Jack Lalanne

My Team;
Eat Well
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=32586


My BLOG:
fitchickskitchen.wordpress.com



 Pounds lost: 26.4 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
SWEETIE_8405's Photo SWEETIE_8405 Posts: 277
3/25/10 10:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I just started eating clean recently and have not seen anyone mention grits as a clean food yet. I don't know why they wouldn't be but if anyone could help me out with this I would appreciate it. Also I was looking at gimme lean sausage and I don't understand half of what the ingredients are on there, but I figured if anyone would be able to help then yall would be the one's to ask. The ingredients are Water, textured soy protein concentrate, soy flour, tapioca starch, soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat), less than 2% of: soy protein isolate, natural flavors (from vegetable sources), wheat gluten, soy protein concentrate, cellulose gum, natural cane sugar, sea salt, spices, soy milk powder, maltodextrin, barley malt extract, torula yeast, beet powder, salt, yeast extract.
Thanks for the help!

 current weight: 139.6 
 
181
168.25
155.5
142.75
130
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Eat Well General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Holiday Dinners 12/21/2013 12:46:25 AM
Thoughtful words on wheat... 10/11/2013 7:45:57 AM
Food Groupings on Nutrition Tracker 3/21/2014 12:32:42 PM
Do you know the difference between fats? 3/23/2014 7:43:15 PM
Weekends 8/15/2013 8:04:07 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32586x32971887

Review our Community Guidelines