Hi, I love the blog. Thank you so much for keeping us duggar fans updated. I have not seen John David in any recent episodes including a lot of their Asia trip. Did he move out? What is he up to? Thanks!
By conservative measures, the Cincinnati chili recipe published out here boasts of over 450% of sodium required daily. In one serving of the Cincinnati chili recipe the Duggars published. Lots of iron maybe, but virtually no nutrients. Beans, but heavily processed and flavored, salted beans. I make Cincinnati chili from scratch and it is not hard and is probably cheaper than the Duggar version. And most certainly healthier.
I worry that the Duggar children are being taught that most food comes from cans and boxes. I don't think anyone can dispute that. Oh, and pickles are a healthy snack (NOT).
Sad. Reminds me of what people would eat in a shelter. You showed us all the canned and frozen and packaged stuff. Where is the fresh?
amazing..lots of choices
Do you keep your fresh vegetables in your pantry? I would assume, like most of us, the fresh things are in the fridge or in a fruit basket...not in the storage pantry.
When they were setting up a pantry shelf for Jim Bob of "healthy" snacks, I cringed at the canned vegetables. However, I'm sure the fresh stuff is in the fridge, not the pantry!Hopefully with the garden they're planning they'll be getting lots of fresh veggies.
It's hard to keep fresh fruit around for a lg group of ppl for very long that's prob why ou didnt see it. I think the duggars do a great job of exposing their kids to many food choices. They never claim to be perfect :) let's stop putting them down on this website.
We can learn a lot from them. They have a lot of fresh fruit and veggies and have those in the fridge or on the counter area ready for eating. Yes they are trying to make healthier choices and have been stepping in that direction. They mill grains too for bread. We think that their children have been pretty healthy overall since they live in a happy home.
Yes most pickles have food dyes and harmful additives but again we don't know how much they make themselves. Pickles are a type of fermented item similar to sauerkraut that is packed with enzymes and other things that most Americans are missing from their diet. So yes it can be a pretty healthy snack. Many other cultures pickle all types of things, mostly vegetables, and do eat them as snacks and a healthy side dish. Because it helps the digestive tract they are typically healthier than most Americans again.
Jessa, thank you guys for being willing to show us inside your home! You are all very generous with your time on screen and off. :-)
I bet the vegetables Justin was growing before were so yummy that they made it into their food right away with hardly any time to preserve them. Great job guys on expanding your growing efforts! It is worth it and gives delicious produce!
The children have a garden. They love cucumbers, even if they aren't pickles. Michelle has said multiple times that most of their snacks are fruits and vegetables. Most children's lunches at school contain one or none fruit or vegetable. You can go into almost every house in America and find frozen and canned food, just like the Duggar's house. They just have more of it because they have more people. Please stop picking on them! they are a huge inspiration for me and many of the people around me.
i have seen this several times. why dont they have farm anamimal and grow crops they could save tons on meat and milk and grow veggies. never seen them ever have a garden
@Anonymous-the Duggars have chosen to continue to be in the media-in the public eye. That puts them in a position to be commented upon by those who read, listen and/or watch them. Much of the more negative comments have actually helped them-including getting Jim Bob and Josh to their doctor for a work up. Conclusion was better eating/exercise regimen! Those who have posted here and on boards have been commenting on those two's poor eating habits and lack of movement! I think anyone who "puts them down" is really reacting to something that is either unhealthy, unreasonable or un believable!!!
I agree the negative comments need to stop the duggars r nothing but positive generous ppl and they must b Somethg right Michele lost 40 lbs and Jim Bob lost weight as well
I think they do a very good speaking as a dad of 8
They are always so organized. Again, kudos to the Duggar family! I always learn a little tip or two when I watch them :)
Anonymous @ 1:45am,This was a tour of the pantry. Do you keep fresh food in your pantry? We eat tons of produce in our home, but if someone were touring our pantry, they would never see any of it.
The canned vegetables should be fine. FEMA & the Red Cross state you should have at least two weeks of food on hand in case of and emergency. Popular Mechanics magazine took it a step further in their April issue.Here is the link: http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/survival/tips/how-to-stock-your-disaster-pantry#slide-1Remember the Duggars were able to survive when the ice storm came since they used the bus to generate electricity and had wood to burn for heat. Do you have that? I know I do not have a generator in case a bad storm comes, but I do have enough water and canned items in case we need it in an emergency. This article opened up my eyes to be prepared. Flooding where I am now and that is just the start of the weather season this spring.
@AnonymousThis was a tour of the pantry. Most fresh foods are kept in a refrigerator, not pantry.
@AnonymousHi Anonymous,John keeps busy running his towing business.~Lily and Ellie
Not even one of their children are fat so I think they must be feeding them just fine.
@pga127 - if you wouldn't say such critical things to their faces, you shouldn't feel comfortable to post them here on this blog. The Duggars are doing a much better job at eating healthier, but even if they weren't - it's their own choice. People need to look for the good in people. And the Duggars have shown a lot of it.
I grew up next door to a family with 9 kids, and one of the older girls was my good friend. Guests were always welcome, but the older kids had a lot of chores and child care duties, and the mom allowed me to help so my friend could be able to play sooner. I loved it! She liked it because she had a friend helping and I thought it was fun to do chores in someone else's house - not so much my own, ha! I also learned to cook there! The Duggars remind me of that experience, on a much grander scale, of course.
The Duggars ARE controversial whether you like it or not. They claim to choose their style of dress by the Bible, yet their form of eating is atrocious and is not at all based on the Bible.
@JamieJust because the children aren't fat, doesn't mean they are eating healthy or healthy.
@AnnBut given the numbers of kids they have AT LEAST ONE would be fat if the food were truly that bad.
@Anonymousmy aunt had 9 kids too. They ate a lot of pasta which was cheap and quite a few of them had weight issues.
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