I want to Thank Reader’s Digest for filling my inbox with
THE WORST FOODS YOU CAN EAT!!
Of course I had to check it out, cause I needed to see what those foods are. I was positive I had none of those foods in MY Buggy (in the South, a grocery cart is a buggy…in case ya’ll thought I had a horse or something).
Imagine my surprise when I discovered what those 7 foods are! Let me list them for you (because I don’t want you to miss any of them and because I like lists):
1 – Processed meat (they had a picture of a hotdog)
2 – Frozen Meals
3 – Doughnuts
4 – Potato Chips
5 – Low Fat Foods (my favorite)
6 – Margarine
7 – Soda (technically not a ‘food’, but we’ll let them keep it)
Oh NO! Did I have any of those foods IN MY HOUSE???
Since I’m not at the grocery store and there’s really no buggy around, I just had to remember what was in my pantry. Since I’m in my pantry
hundreds tons lots of time every day, I was pretty sure I could mentally picture it without having to actually get up off the couch and wander into the kitchen. Wouldn’t want to promote any unscheduled exercise.
Here’s my Pantry Vision:
Processed Meats: Last night I texted Mac that we needed the following items from the grocery store on his way home ~ hotdogs, hotdog buns, brownies and milk. The Tater added apples, bananas and oranges. Upstaged once again by a 5-year-old. It would appear that she’s a better eater than I am but don’t be fooled. She’ll eat her weight in brownies and a hotdog is her best friend.
Frozen Meals: While we don’t have TV dinners (Damn – we used to eat those all the time growing up and I actually LIKED them then. Did they change? Did my palette become refined? Did I become a snob?) in our freezer, there are lots of Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Tenders and Chicken Wings hiding in the deep freeze. Chickens BEWARE! Do not come near this house! (Wait – they can wander over any time they want…it’s not like I’M gonna make them into tenders!)
Doughnuts: ’nuff said
Potato Chips: For Real? Who doesn’t Love Potato Chips? They are started to seriously piss me off! Ruffles and Birthday Cake eaten together are like manna from heaven. I always bring my own Ruffles to birthday parties just in case the party giver didn’t get the memo.
Low Fat Foods: Ok, now who is a little bit crazy? Low Fat Foods? Hellllo000 – that’s supposed to be good for you!!!
Margarine: Buttah is Better!
Soda: Did I mention that Diet Pepsi is one of the 4 major food groups?
Now that I’ve debunked that myth about those 7 foods being terrible for you, I think I’ll fix a snack. I just had a hotdog for lunch along with some French Fries and Diet Pepsi, so I think I’ll have a doughnut and some Ruffles. Shame I don’t have any low-fat foods around…..