The menu this week includes a comfort food favorite, perfect for the rainy season: Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole. Growing up, broccoli cheese casserole was a staple during the holidays. Our family recipe included both canned condensed soup and a jar of cheese whiz. Why mess with perfection, right? Now that I am pregnant with our first child, I am thinking more about what I am eating and while the appeal of an old family favorite is strong, I made a few changes to the recipe this week for a more dietetic result. One change being removing the canned condensed cream of onion soup. What is in those cans anyway? Well, take a look! Modified Food Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Flavoring, Beta Carotene.. Why? WHY??
Why use all that when making your own is so easy and can be done with just your staple kitchen basics?