Navigating the world of food can be something akin to being abandoned in a jungle.
Your participation is non-negotiable, the choices are endless, and often, it's a battle between what is convenient, and what will serve you in the long term. To say the least, the odds are stacked against fresh produce and cooking at home when pretty packaging and processed foods promise faster, easier and—the real kicker—cheaper results. But, the value of produce vs. that of processed is negotiable, and even misrepresented in grocery stores run on measuring value by pounds as opposed to servings. Check this out: Produce can be cheaper, with the addition of a little planning.
My daughter Grace is obsessed with Nike. She loves the clothes, the shoes, the socks… anything with the iconic swish. I think it’s mostly because the clothes are comfortable and she’s an athlete, but also because Grace has a ‘Just Do It’ mindset. Of course, this mindset is applied to mostly eating, running and video gaming –and selectively not applied to cleaning her room. Regardless, I can’t help but think we can all learn something from the iconic tag line.
It's seven thirty. I've just picked up 2 out of 3 daughters from a variety of school activities, and I have no food in the house. I'm scheming in my head as the girls bicker about things I'll never understand. Sometimes I awaken in the middle of the night and ask myself what is a Pokemon?