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How to best get rid of non-paleo foods

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 24, 2011 at 4:24 PM

So, in cleaning out the pantry, what to do with mostly full but opened packages of veggie oils, wheat, cereal, granola bars, and other foods that I no longer want to store. I know foodbank for all non-opened packages, and friends and neighbors don't want. What suggestions do you all have?

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 25, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Nice Torso Chiquita.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 25, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Hahahahah I said weenie.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on June 25, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Or toast grassfed weenies over them.

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:44 PM

I feel similarly, wouldn't want to give bad food away, but considering others are going to eat it regardless, I might as well not waste it.

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Thanks, this is a great Idea, love Craigslist free, I have used it to get rid of rugs, old furniture, etc...

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Thanks, I may do that with some stuff my husband might go back to, but I do the primary cooking and I know I won't be adding back in gluten or canoloa oil

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:20 PM

save them for at least like six months or so. You may go back and then you'll have wasted all that food.

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:10 PM

+1 for Freecycle. After I had be eating this way for years, my mom came to visit me and insisted I have sugar in the house. She used like 2 tablespoons and left the rest. After Mom left, I freecycled the rest of the bag to a lovely woman who said her family would use it. IIRC, her words were "We'd love to take your carbs!". Cracked me up.

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Good idea. I did that with all of my candy. I also took all the crackers on a tray with cheese to a pot luck. I still have baking stuff in the pantry way up top to make a pie for Christmas... Maybe by then I will have a better idea how to make a paleo treat.

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:03 PM

hahaha!!!!!!!!!

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:27 PM

If you're not intolerant, just eat them as an occasional treat. If you are intolerant, tell her how sad it makes you because you can't eat them anymore. Give what's left to someone who couldn't give a crap about their health, but you like anyway.

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Yup, we don't eat it because it's not food. So why give it away to someone else and poison them? You *could* compost it if you had the space, but I just threw it all away. There were some less bad things that I donated to the local food bank, but anything that was just pure (bad) carbs or already opened, I just threw away.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 24, 2011
at 04:53 PM

trust me: no one wants to see my sh!t!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 24, 2011
at 04:43 PM

haa! you mean my rack?

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on June 24, 2011
at 04:30 PM

Torso Chicks - be one akd. We need someone with your reputation.

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:01 PM

Freecycle or Craigslist free section. While I understand the "Why give other people poison?" reasoning, there are people out there who may truly benefit from having the calories now, even if they're from a less than ideal source. If you feel guilty about it, be up front in your posting about why you're giving them away and let them make the decision for themselves.

I think most of us would accept grain or sugar for food if we were starving and it wasn't going to cause more harm than good in the immediate sense, right?

(Though I personally wouldn't try super-hard to find a home for already-opened, non-individually-wrapped stuff.)

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on June 24, 2011
at 06:10 PM

+1 for Freecycle. After I had be eating this way for years, my mom came to visit me and insisted I have sugar in the house. She used like 2 tablespoons and left the rest. After Mom left, I freecycled the rest of the bag to a lovely woman who said her family would use it. IIRC, her words were "We'd love to take your carbs!". Cracked me up.

612c09622d41fa959953aae0c8ee86c8

(90)

on June 24, 2011
at 06:43 PM

Thanks, this is a great Idea, love Craigslist free, I have used it to get rid of rugs, old furniture, etc...

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:07 PM

When I did it six months ago it was easy. Anything open went into the trash, anything still factory sealed went to the food bank.

Ha! I just realized I havent bought anything with a factory seal other than supplements in the last six months! Awesome!

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:47 PM

Burn them in the backyard and have a little tribal dance around them!

F087e79f7e8a76613c9b82528ab6dc3f

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on June 24, 2011
at 06:03 PM

hahaha!!!!!!!!!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 25, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Or toast grassfed weenies over them.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 25, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Hahahahah I said weenie.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 25, 2011
at 12:16 AM

Nice Torso Chiquita.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 24, 2011
at 04:25 PM

i composted everything i could. everything i couldnt give away, salvage, or compost i just threw out.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on June 24, 2011
at 04:30 PM

Torso Chicks - be one akd. We need someone with your reputation.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 24, 2011
at 04:43 PM

haa! you mean my rack?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 24, 2011
at 04:53 PM

trust me: no one wants to see my sh!t!

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58cc17a77bca6e503dcf6bf6471b76a1

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Hm, my aunt has been giving her homemade egg noodles for a while and they're just sitting in my freezer for months already and recently she gave more.. :( dunno what to do!!! I can't just throw them away cause I know how hard it is to make noodles from scratch (manually too!)

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 24, 2011
at 05:27 PM

If you're not intolerant, just eat them as an occasional treat. If you are intolerant, tell her how sad it makes you because you can't eat them anymore. Give what's left to someone who couldn't give a crap about their health, but you like anyway.

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on June 24, 2011
at 05:12 PM

Take food.

Throw in trash.

No regrets.

That's what I did, anyway. I had to.

612c09622d41fa959953aae0c8ee86c8

(90)

on June 24, 2011
at 06:44 PM

I feel similarly, wouldn't want to give bad food away, but considering others are going to eat it regardless, I might as well not waste it.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on June 24, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Yup, we don't eat it because it's not food. So why give it away to someone else and poison them? You *could* compost it if you had the space, but I just threw it all away. There were some less bad things that I donated to the local food bank, but anything that was just pure (bad) carbs or already opened, I just threw away.

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A65499f2f8c65602881550fe309cd48c

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:09 PM

If I couldn't give it to a food bank I just chucked it...it's one of those things I had to be ruthless about because having it in the house, "waiting" to go to someone who would want it would be too tempting and I just wanted to GET IT OUT!. Best of luck to you! Cleaning out the pantry of the junk is the best decision (well, one of them) I ever made!

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 24, 2011
at 05:58 PM

Take it to work, leave it in the kitchen with a help yourself post it

Or at least that is what I have done. Got rid of a case of cup o noodles that way.

F087e79f7e8a76613c9b82528ab6dc3f

(580)

on June 24, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Good idea. I did that with all of my candy. I also took all the crackers on a tray with cheese to a pot luck. I still have baking stuff in the pantry way up top to make a pie for Christmas... Maybe by then I will have a better idea how to make a paleo treat.

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