Sunday, August 30, 2009
Remember when food was real?
Remember when food was real? I don’t...but most of our grandparents do. Sadly, most of what we are consuming today is not actually food at all. A stroll down the grocery store aisle can be a tempting experience. Rows and rows of delicious food all wrapped up in beautiful packages. Processed foods have been altered from their natural state to prolong shelf life. And scary as it seems, about 90% of the average grocery bill is spent on processed items. Fortunately, more people across the country are finding new and reliable ways to put fresher, healthier food on the dinner table. There has been an increased awareness on buying locally; milk, eggs and meat from the farm down the road, delicious tomatoes and peppers from an open-air market and herbs from your backyard. Increasingly, such choices are easier to find.