Food processing is not all bad for you.
But one kind of processing, "ultra-processing" to be exact, is what we see a bit too much of in grocery stores these days. They're the foods made in industrial food plants that don't at all resemble whole natural foods. The ones full of sugar, fat, salt, and other additives.
As Michael Pollan would say, they're the ones that your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.
Check out my Wednesday post on this subject, which has all the details on categories of processed foods.
Here is a super-easy, minimally processed versatile recipe. Make homemade applesauce!
4 lbs apples, washed and chopped
¾ cup water
Place apples and water in a large pot.
Bring to a boil and simmer until apples are soft about 20 minutes.
Blend or mash the apples into desired consistency.
Serve & enjoy!
Tip: Add some cinnamon for extra flavour, and use the applesauce to make overnight oats.