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…..
hahaha don’t cha just love those dont’ eat these food lists?! I recently heard that eating the yolk of an egg was just as bad as smoking. What?! I think that came out some time earlier this week. Every thing out there will kill ya. I say enjoy and eat in moderation (I hate that word).
Yes, they are CRAZY! If you didn’t eat what everyone said was bad for you, then you’d eat nothing at all! And yes, moderation is a serious dirty word 🙂