Eat your veggies! Lay off the potato chips and cookies! Sound familiar? Well, it turns out that it’s not so simple anymore. Learning to navigate the concept of a healthy diet in today’s day and age can feel a bit like a maze, walking blindly through the realms of the gluten free, vegan, plant-based and paleo, to name a few. And while each one of these lifestyles comes with their own set of specific dietary parameters and health benefits, at the end of the day, it’s safe to say that they share one very important goal: to decrease the amount of processed food in our pantries.
Let’s face it – we are busy. Between late nights at work and our never-ending list of errands, trying to make it to the gym and picking up the kids from soccer practice, one thing’s for sure: we just don’t have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen every day whipping up a perfectly healthy and delicious meal. The evidence? Our pantries. Often times, they are filled with foods that reflect our fast-paced lifestyle: crackers, chips, cookies, cereals, pastas, breads and soups with added preservatives and a high sodium and sugar content. But these foods are easy – easy to prepare and easy to enjoy. And that’s where our interest here at Garlic Clove Foods takes shape: inside the pantry. In our own family pantry, we were desperate to find the balance between healthy, delicious and easy. And we just knew that if we were struggling in this area, than surely others were as well.