I saw Jamie Oliver fail miserably to convince kids that chicken nuggets are nasty.
Then I watched Food Inc. on Netflix.
Then I started thinking about the way I eat. And how the ideal meets the real. Because, hey, I have chicken nuggets in the fridge. And a bunch of meat that has been corn fed. And a bunch of pesticide sprayed vegetables next to the farmer’s market corn. And well, corn isn’t very good for you either.
I thought a lot about the food I eat. About the food I feed my daughter. About the food I let my daughter eat.
It’s kind of overwhelming. Escaping the corporation that is food today is an extra step, make that several extra steps, when you’re considering your family, your job, and your budget.
Maybe I can’t fix everything. I have to admit that Jake and Amaya like fake cheese on their nachos better than real cheese. But there is a little I can do.
I will buy grass fed beef and free range chicken. I will eat less meat but better quality.
I will avoid fast food like the plague, even if vanilla soft serve is delicious.
I will cook from scratch often. Every day.
I will eat leftovers rather than instant.
I think I can balance my life and still commit to these things.
Do you think about these things? Food and economy and environment?
What do you do to put it all in perspective?