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Edward & Sons Organic Mashed Potatoes Gluten Free Homestyle -- 3.5 oz


Edward & Sons Organic Mashed Potatoes Gluten Free Homestyle
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Edward & Sons Organic Mashed Potatoes Gluten Free Homestyle -- 3.5 oz

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Edward & Sons Organic Mashed Potatoes Gluten Free Homestyle Description

  • Quick Cooking Ready in 5 Minutes
  • Makes 4 Servings
  • USDA Organic
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher
  • Convenience Without Compromise

Edward & Sons Mashed Potatoes are deliciously fluffy whenever the hankering for potatoes occurs. They are gluten free, vegan, and quick & easy to prepare.


Directions

Stovetop Directions

1. Place buttery spread and water in a saucepan and heat to a boil.

2. Remove from heat and stir in organic mashed potatoes.

3. Add milk and stir thoroughly with fork to achieve desired consistency. Do not whip.

 

Microwave Directions

1. Place buttery spread, milk and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute until buttery spread is melted and water is almost boiling.

2. Stir in organic mashed potatoes.

3. Microwave on high for 3.5 minutes

4. Stir thoroughly with fork to achieve consistency. Do not whip.

Free Of
Gluten and animal products.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 25 g (1/3 cup Cups)
Servings per Container: 4
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories90*
Total Fat0 g0%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium180 mg8%
Total Carbohydrate20 g7%
   Dietary Fiber2 g7%
   Total Sugars less than1 g
    Includes Added Sugars0 g0%
Protein2 g*
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium0 mg0%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Potassium282 mg6%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Organic potato flakes (organic potatoes, mono and di-glycerides from organic palm oil), organic onion powder, sea salt, organic black pepper.
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Why Comfort Foods are So Comforting

After a tough day at the office or a rough evening with misbehaving kids, few things are more soothing than a bite of pizza, or a taste of milk chocolate or cake.

 

Woman Eating Comfort Food Bowl of Spaghetti | Vitacost.com/blog

Comfort foods have the power to take us away from our woes, at least for a little while. While the definition of a "comfort food" is highly subjective, it typically includes fare such as:

  • Fast foods of all types
  • Chicken soup
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pizza
  • Desserts of all types
  • Chocolate
  • Ice cream

The power of comfort foods rests partly in how they taste, and partly with emotions they trigger, says Sarah Muntel, a registered dietician and bariatric coordinator at Community Bariatrics North in Indianapolis.

"They taste great, and when you eat them you feel good -- for a while," she says.

Boost for body and mind

People often reach for comfort foods to make themselves feel better. Mashed potatoes may remind you of dinner at Grandma's, while pizza helps you recall a Friday-night ritual with Mom and Dad, Muntel says.

"Comfort foods take you back to a happy place," she says.

The body itself also gets a lift from comfort foods.

"These high-carbohydrate foods can really make you feel good chemically," Muntel says. "When your body eats high carbohydrates -- like a big bowl of spaghetti -- your serotonin levels increase.

Serotonin is the so-called “feel good” hormone that minimizes stress and boosts mood. "This is almost like medicating with food," Muntel says.

However -- as with many things that promise instant happiness -- indulging in comfort foods ultimately can leave us worse off than before. To illustrate, think of how you feel after eating a big bowl of ice cream.

"The sugar in the ice cream increases your serotonin, so you are on a 'sugar high,'" Muntel says. "For those 30 minutes after your ice cream, things are looking pretty good.

The problem is that an hour later, "you don't feel very good and you are regretting eating the ice cream altogether," she adds.

Some studies suggest that the effect of comfort foods may be even more fleeting than previously thought. In 2014, researchers at the University of Minnesota released the findings of two experiments that found no evidence that eating "comfort foods" actually boosts people's moods.

It's worth noting that other studies have indeed found links between eating foods such as chicken soup and a subsequently improved mood.

Avoid the comfort-food trap

Even if comfort foods can lift your spirits, most of these high-sugar or high-fat foods raise long-term health concerns. So, anyone hoping to lose weight or keep their arteries clear should look to alternative ways to lift their mood.

Muntel suggests the following:

1. Turn to your passions at times of stress. Muntel urges you to think about your passions, and to turn to those when you are in a funk. "There are many things that can give you the boost you need that aren't food," she says. "If you love to paint, work on a water color after a stressful day at work instead of hitting the drive-thru."

2. Distract yourself. Instead of rushing out to get a slice of pizza, pause for a moment. "Wait 10 to15 minutes and see how you are feeling," Muntel says. "At this point, you are feeding a feeling, not hunger. Sometimes just waiting a few minutes can make all the difference in the world.

3. Be patient. Realized that you will make mistakes -- and that's OK.  "If you have a bad day and eat something you shouldn't, forgive yourself and start over," Muntel says. The biggest mistake is getting so discouraged that you simply throw in the towel and eat even more of a food you should avoid, she says.

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