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Be Carton Smart!

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Be Carton Smart! 

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If you have ever seen the movie Idiocracy you know how much our decisions can shape the future. Although comedic, this movie raises a valid point. We need to pull together as a global community and make better choices if we are going to survive. While we probably won’t be spraying our crops with Gatorade we definitely need to get working on things now so that we can have a future.

What if everyone made at least one small smart decision a day? Just how much do you think it would help the world we live in? How much would your personal life change? Smart decisions, no matter how small add up over time and can end up changing the world in much bigger ways than you expected.

Why don’t we start by making smart decisions in the kitchen? This holiday season, Tetra Pak wants to inspire people to make small, smart decisions when cooking for their families and stocking their pantries. Their Tetra Pak carton packages are designed with the environment in mind and are great at not taking up any more space than they have to. I would like to welcome my readers to try the Pacific Foods Tetra Pak Starter Kit which includes:

 • Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree

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• Pacific Foods Organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce

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• Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Simply Stock

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What makes Tetra Pak® cartons so smart?

• Tetra Pak® cartons are made of 70% paper, a renewable resource, from selectively harvested, re-grown trees that are FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council)

• Cartons use 1/3 of the packaging compared to cans…or even an egg!

• Cartons are space saving, easy to store and open. Keep your pantry neat and toss your can openers. , stackable and space saving.

• The unique packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients of food without the use of preservatives.Product quality is exactly the way it was intended to be.

• Recycleable and in fact result in 60% less landfill waste than cans

• Cartons are re-closable so you can use what you need and save the rest for later.

After receiving the starter kit, I was amazed after learning about all the amazing meals you can make from a carton! Start making smarter decisions in the kitchen by substituting what you usually use with one of the cartons. It is as simple as that!

Be Carton Smart and follow along with Carton Smart’s social pages for news and inspiriation. Be sure toTweet @CartonSmartFollow #CartonSmart on Pinterest, and use the #CartonSmart hashtag! Do your part to make smarter decisions for your family. Lets get headed in the right direction!

Homemade Chicken Soup

If you are feeling down and you need a quick, homemade chicken soup try this recipe.


1/4 cup of canned chicken breast

1 Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Simply Stock

1/4 cup cooked vermicelli

1/8 cup canned carrots

1 tablespoon chopped onion

1/2 tablespoon chopped celery

olive oil


In a small pan fry onion and celery in olive oil until opaque in color.  Add chicken stock and remaining ingredients until heated.  Makes 2 cups of homemade chicken soup for the soul!

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  1. Mary Ambrosino says

    I always try to get things packaged in cartons. They are space savers also. I will give the chicken soup recipe a try.