Sunday, 8 February 2015

I Confess!

There has been a lot of talk this week about the Eat Well For Less? show on BBC1. Here is my confession - I sometimes  frequently buy bags of carrot sticks.

I don't like cooking, I don't particularly like eating but I must do both. Dan can't eat carrots, or many root veg, but I do quite like carrots. I can leave a bag of carrots in the fridge for yonks, I will eat a bag of carrot sticks in a couple of days. It's a small win for me. Same with shop-bought houmous, I've made it in the past, a task I do not enjoy and actively avoid, but if there's a tub in the fridge I'll team it with carrot sticks and get some nutrition into me. 

Maybe I sound like a brat, probably do, but I know myself and although eating is reasonably easy for me now - mainly due to Dan, if I was on my own for a period of time I wouldn't eat much. Some small conveniences mean I'll look after myself at least a little bit.

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  1. I quite often buy bags of carrots and if they need using up, I just roast them or throw them in soup. I probably wouldn't do this with limp carrots that need peeling. I figure if you don't waste it, then it is not a waste of money (does that make sense?). My dirty secret is ready made beetroot salad!!! X

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  2. I'm very guilty of buying carrot sticks too...

    Lizzie Dripping

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  3. Sometimes we do what we have to do. If this small thing helps you to take better care of yourself, then just do it and don't worry about it. I think on the programme it was just one more thing that the family could do differently but was part of their overall problem - a lot of ready made foods which were driving their bill up and up! Take care of yourself x

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    1. Thanks Morgan.

      I have been where that family are so I understand that situation a little I think.

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  4. I'm all for people using conveniences that suit them and their own particular lifestyles. It's not like there's anything being added to carrot sticks to make them less healthy or anything. If they're busting your budget then yes you could make savings, but if you can afford them and they save you a lot of inconvenience, then why not.

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    1. Thanks, that's what Dan says. If it's something I'll eat, particularly when he's not around, then I should buy it.

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  5. Carrot sticks and hummus -
    You are so virtuous in your vice;-)

    I am very partial to an M&S pawn sandwich...I have one in the fridge for my lunch tomorrow.

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  6. I watched a teeny bit of Eat Well whilst channel hopping so not totally clued up, but the bit I saw was aimed at the high end top brand people. I buy ready prep veg sometimes cos after 30 yrs of cooking (which I hate) i have had enough. not all veg is ready prep though, but i couldn't make a stew/casserole cheaper than a bag of frozen or fresh pre cut veg and meat. I have been buying cheaper store brand yogs etc for 3+ yrs due to budget and don't think I could cope with 'going back' because the price jump seems bigger because i haven't kept up with it.
    Anyway aren't they a bit slow with this prog, should have been on a couple of years ago.
    x
    ps my hub used to complain until i told him unless you are contributing shut up!

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    1. Hello, welcome my fellow not-a-fan-of-cooking-person (do you sometimes think you're the only one in blogland?).

      You make an excellent point, we're being told that the tough times are over and we're back into a period of growth, so it does seem like an unusual choice for a prime time BBC1 show, a few years ago it might have made more sense and people would have been more prepared to make bigger changes.

      Well done for telling your husband to like it or lump it. Luckily for me Dan isn't bothered, he'll eat whatever is there. I'm not that bad at cooking, I just don't like it.

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