Originally Posted by chefkathleen
I think you're right Suzy but, I also think their idea is for busy working people with children, after school activities etc that don't want to eat fast food all the time. Or frozen. So they make something like this that is at least a little bit homemade.
I understand, and I can see using these ingredients once in a while when in a pinch. But generally, people (especially children) benefit from relying on fresher ingredients as opposed to prepared, which tends to be high in fat, sugar, sodium, and who knows what else.
And there really are loads of simple recipes that don't have multiple prepared or processed foods in them. But even if it takes a few more minutes, I think the habit it instills in children is very much worth it.