$60 of Low Crap Food

This afternoon both my fridge and my tummy were feeling a little empty, so I grabbed my shopping bags and walked over to see what I could find to fill both. What I came home with was two bags bursting with low crap food; food that is unprocessed and self packaged with only a couple of exceptions. The cucumber and cauliflower are both wrapped in plastic; the yogurt is in a plastic tub (one of these days I’ll start making my own); and the eggs are in a cardboard carton.

Not bad!

The plastic yogurt tub will be recycled and the egg carton will be taken to be reused. All the produce trimmings will be fed to the worms, with the exception of the citrus rinds, which will be composted. So the only crap the earth will have to deal with is the plastic covering on the cucumber and cauliflower.

The only the crap my body will have to deal with is … well all I can think of at this point is possible BPA contamination from the plastic and not all of the produce is organic, so a few other chemical residues may be ingested. I will be eating most of this food raw, so the health enhancing benefits will far outweigh the few short comings.

All in all, I’m going to give myself an 8 out of 10 for low crap shopping. I’m taking away 2 points because not everything is organic.

These foods, along with other stores in my fridge, freezer and pantry will keep me going for several days. Stay tuned to find out how I’m enjoying this bounty over the next few days.

Here’s what I bought: 4 sweet peppers (2 red; 1 green; 1 orange) 1 cauliflower head 1 spinach bunch 1 onion 1 celery 9 garlic bulbs 1 medium ginger root 1 cilantro bunch 3 broccoli stalks (organic) 1 kale bunch (organic) 1 long English cucumber 3 large navel oranges 2 limes 1 pear (organic) 2 Fuji apples (organic) 1 pineapple 1 dozen eggs (organic) 1 large tub plain yogurt (organic)

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