Yes of course it is. Here in Spain, ready prepared foods are hard to come by, unless you go to an English shop and are prepared to pay through the nose for them! So I do without and am doing just fine
No, you need the yummy goodness. Don't try to fight it.
I do it everyday. Oh, you mean like bread and milk?
I could go to the river and catch some fish and eat them and then boil some of the river water in order to make it safe to drink.
I just went a day without prepackaged foods!
Going without pre-packaged food is really easy, and it's a lot healthier too.
I even went camping last summer with some friends and with careful planning, we hardly had any pre-packaged food for that. (we did have a good source of ice to keep stuff fresh)
Oh my ,thats one of reasons there is an excess of trash littering up the planet.
Plastic bottles, packaging galore, plastic bags and bits ,tabs around more plastic bottles and plastic tabs around 6 packs etc etc. Plastic packaging inside a box sealed with more plastic cellophane..
It is possible to live and live well, without any packaged foods ,sadly most modern societies have elected to save time and not the planet anymore.
If you mean "pre-packaged" as in stuff like Rice A Roni or frozen entres - yes. I do it all the time.
If you mean as stuff like bread that comes with a wrapper on it (as opposed to bread I'd make myself - which I never do), then it gets a little trickier.
The latter is exactly what I mean, thank you Lisa. Anything that is thrown away or even recycled when it is empty.
Milk, soda, even coffee, comes in a package. I am having a hard time envisioning breakfast, let alone the rest of the day...
I didn't think you meant stuff which came in re-used containers.
For example, we buy tea loose, and put it in a tea caddy, which is antique. Milk comes in glass bottles, which we put out the next day for the milkman.
Wouldn't glass bottles be okay if they are continuously re-used? Similar to buying dishes rather than using paper plates all the time. What is the difference between re-used and recycled? Maybe the number of times it gets used before being turned into something else.
some days I actually try to eat anything that is not pre packaged with additives and preservatives...and not any fast food..it's really difficult...
Good luck NewYorker and let us know how it goes!
WELL, I did it!
No fast food and no pre-packaged food for 24 hours! All I ate was vegetables and fruit!
So YES, you can go a day without pre-packaged foods, but NO LONGER than a day!
Congratulations! How did it go? What did you do for protein?
You are far more courageous than I am. Thanks for the update!
I can bake my own bread and make my own pasta from scratch. The flour and eggs come from local farmers. I buy my milk (raw) from a local farm too, and I get meat right from the butcher who raises the animals and slaughters them. Most of the containers I get the food in are either ones I bring myself to the market or ones that can be turned back over to the food producers for recycling or reuse. The meat is wrapped in paper by the butcher after I pick the pieces I want from the glass case.
I don't consider those foods to be the same as pre-packaged, mass-produced food that you might buy at a supermarket. When you said pre-packaged I think of meals that you just heat-n-eat or otherwise get out of a box.
After watching the movie called the unfair treatment of thanksgiving turkey I realized that any food I eat that is bought from any market farm or local, is in fact injected, infected, genetically induced, mistreated and totally abused as an organic animal. Even though I can't even bare the thought that I have to become vegan, I personally think that without personalized farming like our grandparents owned we will no long be able to monitor our foods that we consume, our body that we mistreat, children that we birth.
Good question. It's absolutely possible. I eat more non-packaged foods than packaged. Though it does take more time to prepare non-packaged food to eat, I always feel much better when I do.
I believe the less packaging a food comes in, the more real it is (the way nature intended).
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