Challenge question #2
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Specific question #2 is: How will you do that? This question makes no sense unless you realize it is building upon the first question: What new habit you wish to develop? And I think I already answered the second question along with the first question (that’s what I get for not reading all the questions ahead of time).
So…my new habit is slow food over fast food. In order to accomplish that new habit, I plan to make more foods from scratch or visit sit-down restaurants, rather than what are known as fast food joints.
I’m not sure of the official definition of a fast food place (and I don’t care to look it up at the moment), but I think it has much to do with having food already cooked or ready to slap onto a grill or into a fryolator when the customer comes in. In my mind, I have a hierarchy of fast food places, and I have ranked them from best to worst, though in reality, they are all probably pretty bad. Many have the reputation for serving foods that may or may not be the most healthful. Then again, sit-down restaurants also don’t always serve the most healthful foods around – it’s all in the demand from consumers.
In answering a question on some Spark Team or other yesterday (was it yesterday?), I realized fruits and vegetables (freggies, if you will) are probably the ultimate healthful fast food (and slow food, as they take time to grow – they are not made in a lab). And smoothies are made from freggies – and are quick to make, if you know where all the parts of your blender are and keep them clean (that’s a matter for another challenge).