Yesterday at fellowship we had our lunch after, as we usually do. This was different in that it was all store bought, processed foods. We usually all cook something for our lunches, so this was a surprise to see it all come from a store. Lasagnas that were frozen in a box, garlic bread that was premade and frozen, okay the salad wasn't premade, and dessert. My part was the dessert, and although I did do a homemade one, I also did a slice and bake cookie that I got on sale.
Usually after our lunch both hubby and I are full - totally full, mostly skipping dinner or maybe a bowl of soup. Yesterday wasn't the case, we were both hungry.
Today I looked at some numbers - the nutrients in both a homemade version, and a store bought version of some of the foods I have around, and what we had yesterday. A couple of surprising things - first, the calorie counts, they were actually pretty close - some of the differences I account for using real cheese or butter verses fake stuff. The sugars were usually lower as was the sodium. The homemade ones didn't have all the long words or three letter things in them.
So is it the long words that make it not as filling? Is it the real chesses or butters that make it more filling? Or is it something else?
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."