If you want to lose weight, one of the best moves you can make is to cut down on packaged foods. Ditto if you want to save money, leave a lighter footprint on the planet, and consume fewer harmful chemicals—like the 9 everyday chemicals that could be messing with your fertility. The problem is, packaged foods have been so readily available and highly advertised for so long that most of us have forgotten that you can make a great many of them at home quite simply and for far less—and without the unhealthy amounts of sugar and salt or the genetically modified ingredients in commercial versions (here's what happens when you cut GMOs out of your diet). I'm always looking for ways to do more with less, while still eating the healthiest organic foods, and over the years, I've perfected a few recipes that have permanently displaced their packaged counterparts at my house—try them in yours!
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