A week or so ago, I asked for bag lunch ideas and on the go breakfasts. I got about 34 responses. Unfortunately, most of them were admissions of despair or confessions of a love of buying lunch. Yet, some were suggestions! Yeah! So, now I am on a mission to beat the lunch lady wars: in the .003% of my day that I have time to squeeze this into. I'm going to reference the comments in a future post and research some answers myself! Stay tuned. (Long term.) There WILL be experiments at my house. Watch out, family!
I'm also thinking, after reading reports on hurricane victims, that we all need to have our own Emergency Food and Water stash, that can help us survive a week or so instead of 3 days. It seems like you'd want to cram the most nutrition into the smallest space AND be pretty easy to store. So, what of the fad for super foods? Every week there seems to be some new miracle food out there that will cure all ills. I'm sure they are healthy, but isn't it pretty gimmicky?? Are these really just ads for barley growers or whatever the latest craze is?
And now, a few questions on food in your life. What kinds of food do you like to eat the most? What are your comfort foods? How important is nutrition to you? How important are fresh foods to you or how important are processed foods to your life? I often think our culture is just a bit bizarre. We have unprecedented wealth, and excess amounts of food. We waste food all the time. My fridge is truly a scary place. We throw away perfectly good food all the time too. But we as a people in general are really bad about eating healthy. It's as if the availability of unhealthy but yummy foods is impossible for us to resist as a nation. Ironically, really healthy fresh food is often pretty expensive. How much do you think diet has to do with our different physical, mental and behavioral ills? And why don't we take better care of ourselves?
Recently, I saw a discovery show about food. This "expert" was spouting out food advice. It was pretty much just common sense. One interesting comment was that if great grandma didn't know what it was, it probably wasn't healthy. Well, yes and no. Great grandma didn't travel around the world, she knew what was healthy in her own backyard. Also, things like lard were used which are supposedly taboo now. Is it because our lifestyles are also so much more sedentary? Really, more consideration should be made with that in mind when talking diet. In general, though, maybe it's not a bad rule of thumb. It eliminates Twinkies and all. In the end, Mr. know it all said something I just found so silly, I can't forget it-"It's up to YOU the EATERS to defend FOOD!" I'm not sure I can put into words how that just seems to sum up our bizarre popular culture. Any help? What do you make of that?