Monday, March 7, 2011

Fast Food??

Are you a fast food eater?  I LOVE fast food, BUT NOT in a fast food restaurant!!!  I can't tell you the last time I ate at a restaurant like McDonald's, Taco Bell, or Burger King.  Yuck!!

It's not that a hamburger is bad for you.  IMO, it's not.  Hamburgers *can* be a good meal.  But NOT the hamburgers that those restaurants serve.  Taco Bell has been in the news lately since their meat is mostly not meat.  The other restaurants claim 100% beef.  Sure.  It is 100% from a cow, but it's washed with ammonia!!  They don't have to tell you that ammonia is an ingredient because it's *only* washed with it.

Don't believe me?  Check out this article in the NY Times!!!

How about the chicken?  Nope, it's full of chemicals, too!  Dr. Mercola put out this article today.

So, how can I say I love fast food?  I mean, I love food that is fast!

Today, I went to Whole Foods to buy ingredients to make tacos for dinner tonight.  I had just finished teaching pilates at 1PM and was tired and hungry.  While I was there I picked up a prepared Indian dal wrap and a root vegetable salad.  Their salads are HUGE, so when I got home, I opened the wrap, then scooped out part of the salad onto my plate.  The salads even come with dressing.  Truly, it's fast, already prepared, healthy food.  I would show you a picture, but I was too hungry to take one!!!

I am as busy as anyone else (as you know since I don't often find time to blog), yet I find the time to eat healthy ALL the time.

My latest crunch snack I grab when I feel like crunchy chips?  Brad's Raw Kale Chips!!!  Oh my!  They are SO good!!  My favorite is the nasty hot kale chips.  Here's his site.  The only problem is, I eat a whole $7.50 box whenever I eat them!  Yikes!  I am going to try (again) to dehydrate my own.  I will let you know how when I figure it out.

My suggestion for when you are on the go and need something fast to eat is, look for a Whole Foods or other market that has a health food section with prepared foods.  If there is not one to be found, look for a place like a Panera Bread that has salads and good quality bread.  It's not organic, but it's comparatively good.  Keep healthy bars in your pantry so you can bring one with you when you know you will be out for too long between meals.  There are healthy bars as well as unhealthy ones.  A basic rule of thumb, can you read the ingredients and do you know what they all are?

Do yourself a favor, cut out the fast food from fast food restaurants!!!

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