Sunday, July 15, 2012

It Begins Today

Like many families our there, my family is addicted to Fast Food. There. I said it. The first step is admitting it, right? The allure of something quick is often too much to resist. The price-- the convenience-- and the taste? Okay, that's where you lost me. Processed food lacks a few things, and the two biggest elements are taste and community.

Taste is something that not many folks can argue about rationally. Do a blind taste test of something processed and something homemade, and there's going to be no comparison. And community? No longer do we have the days where the family gathers while dinner is being cooked. It's hard for the kids to recap the day at school over a McProcessed Meal. And many people eat their meals in front of the TV, which I think is easier to justify when it only takes 20 minutes to cook.

So, what are we going to do about it? We're going to start being mindful TODAY about what we buy and what we put into our mouth. In this household, we've been doing that for about a year now. With the rise of Social Media sites, Food Blogs, and websites that have great recipes and recipe reviews, it's even easier to plan out menus and eat well. I've been an "active pacifist" for the past few months (figure that one out!), and now it's time to jump in the deep end with the other Bloggers. I'm hoping that this Blog will keep me mindful about our journal, but I also think it might help a few others realize just how easy eating well can be for you and your community. If done right, it's not that time consuming. It's also not that hard on the wallet. Will you join me?

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