Inner Circle Podcast #5: Healthy Grocery Shopping Substitutes & Family Fitness

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In this free, January 2nd audio podcast from Ben and Jessa Greenfield:

-Healthy substitutes for common unhealthy grocery shopping items

-Do-it-yourself recipes for healthy chocolate ice cream and healthy ketchup

-Family fitness: how to keep your kids fit or inspire them to exercise

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15 thoughts on “Inner Circle Podcast #5: Healthy Grocery Shopping Substitutes & Family Fitness

  1. Kayla says:

    Thank you, thank you, Ben!

  2. Ben Greenfield says:

    1 cup of almonds soaked for 12 hours or over night
    5 cups water
    1 banana
    1/4 cup carob powder
    1/4 cup dates
    2 tsp cinnamon

    Throw all these ingredients in the blender until smooth. I keep this in a pitcher in the fridge with a spoon because the almond fiber will settle at the bottom. supper yummy!

  3. jessa says:

    I do make my own stock and keep some box stuff on hand. I do agree it is a lot of work to make stock. It isn't really the actually cooking of it but the breaking out the HUGE stock pot, cooling, skimming it, jarring it and freezing it. If I have a whole chicken I always make chicken stock out of it after I have carved much of what I want off it. If I do use a box stock I always use an organic low sodium one. USDA cert. doesn't allow MSG, hormones, and many other nasties in there.

  4. Mer says:

    Jessa, do you make your own chicken stock? I do when I can (or when I roast a whole organic chicken). But do you use any boxed stock ever? I feel like it's a big work week convenience for me, any suggestions?

  5. According to the US Federal Reguations: “the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional” .

    In other words, the source is natural.

  6. jeff Hoening says:

    Hey Ben and Jessa – What exactly does it mean when product manufacturers list "natural flavor" or "natural flavoring"? Thanks!

  7. Steve says:

    Easy now Ben you're going to give Pittsburgh a bad name. lol!

  8. Kelcey says:

    Another great "ice cream" recipe is just 16 oz of your favorite frozen fruit such as organic strawberries and/or banana chunks (a great use for those over-ripe bananas), 1/2 cup of your favorite low or non-fat organic yogurt (not frozen) and a touch of sweetener of choice, such as stevia, honey or whatever you like to taste. Process in food processor until smooth. You can also add a bit of lemon juice if you want before processing.

    1. jessa says:

      this sounds yummy. I will try this out. Good source of probiotics as well.

  9. Kelcey says:

    Speaking of beans, I was looking at canned beans the other day, and only one brand did NOT have sugar. This was just plain beans, not Boston or baked beans. I too usually use dried, and make a lot at once and freeze in zip lock bags to thaw for salads, etc.

    1. jessa says:

      I know isn't it tragic. Something that could be so good for you is tarnished once again with preservatives. I love the freezer. I freeze every thing. Ok not everything but lots of things.

  10. Kelcey says:

    I have been wondering about a healthy ketchup recipe! Other scary foods: sweet pickle relish (I use crushed pineapple in it's own juice now instead) and condensed tomato soup.

    1. jessa says:

      Great idea on the pineapple thing. I am going to implement that next time we grill up burgers or dogs.

  11. Mike says:

    My Hunt's reads about the same, minus the HFCS and Corn Syrup. Not really THAT scary compared to a lot of other products out there, Ben.

    1. jessa says:

      Ya but it gives you an idea that even a simple condiment can sneak in garbage ingredients like High fructose corn syrup which happens to be a GMO product as well.

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