Batch-Cooking Soaked Beans

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cooking freezing soaked beansI love convenience foods.

They’re just so. . .convenient. For example, canned beans. You open the can, rinse off the beans, and plop them in a hotdish. Ahhhh.

But convenience comes with a price tag.

Canned foods (like all processed foods) are known to contain harmful ingredients. Artificial sweeteners, preservatives, coloring and flavoring are added to make food last longer and look and taste better. But some of these additives, like monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame, are carcinogenic, or cancer-causing.

And by now we’ve all heard about the dangers of BPA not only in plastic, but the lining inside cans of vegetables, fruits, soups, and meats. BPA is an endocrine disruptor. The National Institute of Environmental Health Studies defines that as interfering with the body’s endocrine system and producing adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects.

The convenience price tag is too rich for my blood.

You can read the just how to batch cook and freeze beans at home by hopping over to Intentional By Grace where I’m guest posting today. They’re doing a fantastic series called Freeze Your Way to Freedom: A 9-Week Series Filled with How To’s and Fresh Inspiration.


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I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 19 years, mother of 5 earthly children (and another on the way), reluctant cook, chocolate-snatcher, and health and fitness coach at Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher' with a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it.

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