Apr 24, 2012

Veggie Tales


Veggies.  We've had a real love-hate relationship in my house.  I'm married to  - how do I put this delicately - a picky eater who won't touch 90% of vegetables with a two foot pole.  And my sweet, dear hubby just doesn't believe that a meal is complete without a meat.

Now, I know this will horrify approximately 90% of you, but I'm going to confess something:
I love Spaghettio's.  Well, I did.  Until last night, when I actually bothered to read the ingredient list and saw the words mechanically separated chicken: a.k.a. pink sludge. Ew. Ew.  Ewwwwwww!

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And just like that, a 31 year love affair with Spaghettio's comes to an end.  

I've seen Food, Inc.  I read In Defense of Food.  After the whole "pink sludge" controversy, I stopped eating fast food (not like I ate it that often to begin with but…).   Food, Inc. made me stop buying Tyson products.  Even though I'm a coupon-loving cheapskate, I started sucking it up and buying organic meat.   Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but food manufacturers sure do make it difficult to elect healthy selections.

So, the simple, humble vegetable.  That's an easy choice, right?  Sure, so long as it's not genetically modified or full of pesticides.  Boy, this is starting to sound depressing!

I'm not the healthiest eater.  I'll confess that straight up.  But I'm gonna try to eat my veggies. From the farmer's market.  It's a start.

Who's with me?