So pull up a chair, a cup of coffee, and let’s chat. Shall we?
Here’s the honest to goodness truth… Our FDA food regulations suck. Yes, we have foods with dyes, GMO’s, hormones, trans fat, and High Fructose Corn syrup. Not to mention other chemicals and preservatives.
And you know what?
We’ve eaten them, GASP!
You see, I’d love to talk about how I grow my own garden, milk my own goat, raise my own chickens, always eat grass feed meat/dairy, and churn my own butter. But I don’t. If I had time and money, I think it would be totally awesome and I’d hire my whole family to help.
I’d also love to spend lots of money on buying everything local, shopping at farmers market on a tri weekly basis, and then buying out Costco only to donate all the food to those in need (like Food Bank).
But OUR reality is this.. WE DO WHAT WE CAN. 80% we try and eat organic. 80% of the time I keep our diet NUTRIENT dense and clean. 80% I buy pastured eggs and brew my own kombucha. 80% of the time I try to stay clear of preservatives, additives, and things that don’t make sense to be in food.
This week.. that 20% might have been a tad bit higher. Our week was filled with gluten free yo-yo’s, pastry cups, and other GF carb rich food. Oh and did I mention I happily accepted to any and all free gluten free product and coupons?
But.. like I said, we do what we can, with what we have. We adjust often. We REfocus on REAL food. We TRY.. BUT … WE are FAR from PERFECT eaters. And for me, that’s okay. For me (the nutrition manager who doesn’t practice what she preaches) and for my kiwi husband (the Pro triathlete who doesn’t always eat like a PRO athlete), that is okay. Our well being sometimes means letting other things slide and enjoying the moment. It also sometimes means having to budget on food (for the time being) and eating rice porridge, teff, and breakfast tacos for a solid month.
If we lived in a perfect world and had a perfect diet, I’m pretty sure raw cookie dough would be the new super food, am I right?
Now.. excuse me while I go make up for my lack of vegetable consumption this week.
Cheers to not being perfect! Cheers to learning good health, and then learning how to not sweat the small the stuff.
If we lived in perfect world, what would be your super food?
Be sure to check out Laura’s Strange But Good link up for some tasty, and creative, dishes.