Friday, March 25, 2011

Fake Blueberries - Just Another Reason to Grow & Make Your Own Food

When did food buying get to be so complicated? Why can't I just go to the store and feel confident that the food I buy for my family is good, nutritious and safe?  It drives me crazy!!!

People think growing, preserving and cooking your own food takes too much time.  Hah!  I'd rather invest my time in that, than reading ingredient lists, figuring out nutrition labels and avoiding advertising scams.

For example don't assume that those plain frozen chicken breasts are just plain frozen chicken breasts.  Many of them are now "lightly seasoned".  Why?  Why can't I just buy them plain!?  Just another reason to buy whole free range chickens.

And don't think you're doing your family any favors by buying items with blueberries in them.  Those blueberries, cranberries, or pomegranates may be fake!  Check out these Mini Wheats.  "Blueberry flavored crunchlets" - you have got to be kidding.

Drives me crazy, especially when it's wrapped in a pretty package that promotes the item as a "nutritious".

Do you have an example of items that have surprised/ticked you off lately?  Please let me know, so I know what to avoid next time I'm in the grocery store.

1 comment:

WolfSong said...

I think society has come to rely too much on quick easy foods, that are empty nutritiously. I wish I could say I am surprised by it, but I can't. It does make me sad. So many people-and their kids-are missing out on the joy of whole foods with flavor, simply because of the ease of tossing food into their cart.

Real cooking from real ingredients has fallen by the wayside. This is, really, a hot button issue for me, that society has become so disconnected from their food, that those crunchy blueberrylets are the closest thing that some kids will ever come to real blueberries.