Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I just read this "eat this, not that" blog entry and at the end it had a tip or link or something that started with, "If your food can go bad, it's good for you. If your food won't go bad, it's bad for you."
I think that's a really easy way of looking at healthy lifestyle choices (the article before it kind of grossed me out by the way--particularly in reference to fast food burgers and what they are really made of. All I can say is, "ewwwwwwwwwwww.").
I would have to say that about 70% of what I eat is food that could go bad if it was not properly stored (i.e., frozen veg not being frozen). Another 10% is from those non-perishables like pasta, which isn't really bad for you...just as long as it is in moderation of course, because those carbs and I just don't get along all the time (although I like to pretend we do by still eating them more than I should). The other 20% is probably the bad stuff. Cheez-Its are something I'm oddly fond of (of course, it is questionable how much actual "cheez" is in them...although they do say "real cheese").
The part about that quote that is a bit problematic for me is this: all those cookies I made for the holidays? If they aren't kept in a cool, near-frozen area in a lidded container they will go bad in about 10-14 days. So, I can't really feel too bad about eating them. They are butter (not marg), sour cream, sugar, flour, pure vanilla extract. And the glaze is real cream, powdered sugar, pure almond extract, and butter. I don't eat the ones with vegetable shortening, because I think that tastes weird in cookies. Suddenly I'm feeling better about my excesses...just not the "excess" part.
Learn something new everyday.