I get that from other people, too. Even ones I know have HBP! They act like just because they didn't drown it w/the shaker, it is okay. NOT! Gotta read those dang labels.
For sure about the hygiene! I can't imagine ever paying for a 'gourmet' meal out somewhere, especially w/those tiny portions (I, too, put sodium content over fat and calories). After watching some of these make-a-chef shows on TV, GROSS! Have you SEEN how they sweat profusely into the food? And wipe with their 'everything' rag?
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Donna, the crazy part is on those cooking shows when they reach thier fingers into a salt bowl and say just a teaspooon of salt, and then pour on about a tablespoon or more! Plus I am concerned about the hygene. I would never keep salt in an open bowl, but then again, I don' have regular salt in my house, althougth I do have a product called half salt for those few items that I just can't eat without a touch....
You're like me, even if you ate it, you would not enjoy it; thinking about how bad it is for you. This is such a change for me from a year ago. I too worry more about the sodium then the fat and calories.
We're going out for dinner with our church group, I don't know how that will go. I wish they put nutritional values on menus. I'm not so concerned about calories as I am about sodium. You never know where they stick in salt. Have you ever watched some of these cooking shows cooks add salt? Blows my mind!They grab a handful and shower the dish with it.
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That is funny. Though I have had the same comment many of times from family, friends and neighbors. I sometimes explain why I cannot eat the same thing my family or my son eats, other times I just shake my head and go the other direction. Though good for you for not giving in to an easy solution.
I will be facing a similar issue on Monday. My son's homeschool group is having a Valentine's Party, was supposed to be today, but cancelled due to rain and cold weather. So it was moved to Monday. So far on the list are cupcakes, cookies, fruit juice, PB&J sandwiches, chips, turkey roll-ups, pizza, and so on. Well, let's just say I am grabbing a salad on the way there. It would be easy just to eat what everyone else is, but I am not going to do it. I will get comments on it, but I don't care.
BTW....tator tots and chicken nuggets sound yummy! LOL!
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I have gazillions of extra kids to watch today (I run a day care out of my home and our school district has mid-winter break this weekend). I plan on serving the kids tator tots and chicken nuggets, but haven't planned my lunch yet. I told this to my BF and he asked why I didn't just eat what I'm serving the kids. LOL! Really? Do you know how much fat and sodium are in those? He cracks me up! (he is also on HBP meds...) I know I should feed the kids healthier too, but we haven't had this meal in a looooong time. I usually feed them healthy. Just thought I would share with you my BF's funny lunch suggestion for my lunch. (shaking my head and chuckling)
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