So of course I checked what else was in there...chili powder, garlic, onion - no problem I can add that stuff myself. I grabbed 2 larger cans of diced petite tomatoes instead (checking the label - no sugar added!) and headed down the isle towards the beans.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sugar in your Chili?
A few months ago I stumbled onto a can of DelMonte canned tomatoes "zesty chili style". You just add meat of your choice (turkey for me) and some beans and a few seasonings.
My husband requested I make it again so I went to the store to pick up the ingredients. As I strive to "Eat Clean" I routinely check labels. You can only imagine my SHOCK when I noticed these canned tomatoes had High Fructose Corn Syrup in them!!! Tomatoes? Really? WTH?!?!
I have been using kidney beans in the recipe, so I grabbed a can of those and just for good measure checked their label - WTH?!?! High Fructose Corn Syrup...in BEANS? What is going on here? Why would anyone want (or need) sugar in these beans! Needless to say - I put those babies back on the shelf, made a beeline for the dry beans section and got a nice, healthy bag of kidney beans (for 1/2 the price I might add) and just did a little extra cooking to have my bean sugar free!
5am - restarted my "Couch to 5K" podcast program - ran 2 miles - FELT GREAT!