Ok, I’ve had it. I mean, this is seriously crazy! What are we supposed to do!?
FOOD is supposed to be easy. We shouldn’t have to worry about things like GMOs, organic or non organic, free range, gluten free, blah blah blah…. I have never been one to get caught up in all this stuff but I do try to make good choices for my family when I’m shopping. I buy the whole wheat stuff instead of the white, I limit the amount of processed stuff we consume by making from scratch with real ingredients. These small choices seem great until I log onto the internet.
It seems wherever I look, there are blogs like foodbabe.com or 100daysofrealfood.com talking about how bad all the food is! Even the food we’ve been lead to believe is good like Annie’s Brand stuff and now today I read that Trader Joes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! What the Food!?! What ever happened to making our kids some Kraft Mac and Cheese and serving it with a tall glass of store brand regular old milk!? Food is so complicated and now there is this element of shame when we shop! Why do I feel like a failure as a mother when I buy the cheaper strawberries and the bag of frozen chicken that is on sale for half off? Those are both healthy things to eat right? Well, not anymore! I know many who people who pay the premiums and go that extra mile to follow all these “rules” for eating healthy. Frankly, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to catch up.
I guess I’ll just continue with my small choices and taking baby steps toward this new level of healthy.