A few posts ago I mentioned that I grew up on Hamburger Helper and boxed foods the like. I am proud to say that since I have moved away from home there has not been a single box of Hamburger Helper in my household.
I do, however, have a confession to make... I'm horrible at making rice. My "from scratch" recipes always ended up too sticky, undercooked, or just bland. So I always resulted in purchasing Rice-A-Roni... /sigh, such a disappointment, I know...
Well, have you ever looked at the nutrition label for things like Rice-A-Roni???
Let's have a look, shall we??
That's right... When prepared with 2 Tbsp of margarine or butter, the sodium of ONE SERVING is 930mg or 43% of your daily intake... And that's just a single side for your dinner. Looking at this makes you want to make your own rice, doesn't it?
"According to Mayo Clinic, Americans get up to 75 percent of their total
sodium intake from processed foods. Most people get far more than the
1,500 mg of salt or less per day recommended by the Institute of
Medicine. Canned foods, processed meats and baked goods are examples of
processed foods that are high in sodium." Source: