Saturday, March 20, 2010

Annoying commercial #8

I don't have a huge problem with the claim of a full serving of veggies in each serving - it does have tomato sauce, onions, and green peppers in it. Not the best source of vegetables, but it is something. What I have a problem with is the other ingredients they don't tell you about:
Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Less than 2% of: Salt, Sugar, Dehydrated Onions, Dehydrated Red and Green Bell Peppers, Chile Pepper, Tomato Fiber, Spices, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Dehydrated Garlic, Carob Bean Gum, Natural Flavors.

Sloppy Joes are extremely easy to make from scratch, which means you get to control the sugar, salt, and vegetable content. I mix l lb of lean ground beef with tomato sauce, brown sugar, bell peppers, onions, vinegar, and spices (like chili powder) and serve on whole wheat buns. It is very easy to adjust to your family's taste. I love hot sauce in mine!

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