There are salads and then there are SALADS! I had a SALAD! today for lunch and it was amazing. So filling, easy to make, and totally comprised of raw veggies. Even meat-loving Hubs liked it when we had it for dinner on Monday. I thought I'd share it with you all so here's the link. I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to eat more veggies and raw foods than what is seen as the average American diet. Recently I have seen the following movies that have influenced my food choices:
"Food Inc." really got me with the ick-factor of how most meat is processed. It was after watching this movie that Jeff and I made a commitment to purchase organic meat. Which also means we just haven't eaten much meat since then because it is more expensive. I can't say we miss it all that much.
"Food Matters"
We just watched this one a few nights ago (Net Flicks has opened up a whole new world!) and it was good, if not a little too dogmatic for me. I really enjoyed the facts that were presented, but I felt like sometime of the speakers wanted everyone to eat completely vegan and raw food diets. Which, honestly, doesn't seem very practical or fun. But it did open up my eyes to the possibilities of raw foods!
So, dear readers, your thoughts? What do you eat to stay healthy? What information has influenced your diet?


Meesh said…
My Geography professor years ago shared this information with us after telling us that many countries that ate largely vegetarian diets are eating more meat: "It takes about 2 pounds of grain to produce one pound of chicken meat, about 4 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of pork, and about 8 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of beef." And, I might add, 1 pound of grain takes 1 pound of grain to produce.

I decided then and there, well once I could figue out how to eat less meat, that I wanted to diminish my reliance on meat.
So, here I am eating (largely) vegetarian (Who knew?)
Kristin said…
Do slurpees count? hahaha. I don't know. I eat fruit smoothies instead of ice cream. I put chia in things which not many people do. I LOVE muesli cereal for breakfast. Hmm. That's all i got. I really am not the most healthy person ever. Not the worst either, but just not super into it any more. I think it requires a lot of energy and I just don't have a lot to spare to have to concentrate and plan that out all of the time.
Erika said…
Oh, there is so much wrong with meat. in America. I started posting everything terrible I know about the industry, but then I figured I was probably just preaching to the choir.

We are with you though, only organic (grass fed if it is beef)... which means we just never buy it :)

Kurt could never give up cheese however. Never, never, never.

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