Let Go Of That Eggo

I suppose it’s news when Eggo, the favorite convenient frozen toaster waffle, experiences a nationwide shortage.

Gosh – folks won’t be able to enjoy this fav for months!!   The truth is, a Kellog’s Eggo is really nothing more than enriched flour, sugar and the preservative TBHQ, one of the top ten food additives to avoid  EVER, according to author, David Steinman ” Diet For A Poisoned Planet”

TBHQ along with preservatives BHT and BHA,  keeps foods from changing color, changing flavor or becoming rancid.  TBHQ effects the neurological system of the brain, alters behavior and has potential to cause cancer

Kindof scary that Kellog’s recalled a certain batch of Eggo this year when they found Listeria bacteria in a routine buttermilk sample: Eating food with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease that can cause meningitis, the Department of Agriculture said. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections to infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems such as persons with chronic diseases or taking chemotherapy for cancer, the department said.

Yum, give me some of THAT for my good morning fresh start.  

What if you just let go of that eggo and reconsidered something a tad more useful for breakfast?  Seriously folks, eggos are made by the same folks who make poptarts and cheez-its.  Those are not foods they are snacks!!

My daughter found this Blog:simply breakfast, a pictoral essay on healthy choices for breakfast very helpful

eggo flickr image credit

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2 Responses to Let Go Of That Eggo

  1. Lisa says:

    I make pancakes at least once a month and they can even be frozen (same with waffles) so I don’t get why people are freaking out lol. They are easy. I do buy frozen waffles (organic, whole grain) as a treat SOMETIMES because I don’t have a waffle iron but it’s not often at all.

  2. Karen Hanrahan says:

    special breakfast for us tends to fall in the eggy category. I think buckwheat pancakes are amazing!!  You and I seem like scratch cooks where many folks eat from a box or pre-fabricated dining

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