I am far from a no sugar, no flour, only organic kinda gal ... but I'm kinda on the pathway. More like a trying-to-make-better-choices-than-others-but-not-gonna-beat-myself-up-when-I-can't kinda gal.
I'm wondering how many moms out there are feeling like I am? Like processed food is the most convenient but EVERYTHING is processed. Dairy products, cereals and grains, meats, fruits and veggies ... they are all contaminated in one way or another. Hormones, antibiotics, unsanitary conditions (like feces in the slaughter house ... hate to say it, but if you think it's NOT in our meat - well. I think you might be wrong.)
I was watching a show about "Food Inc", which is a documentry. The guy (who wrote this book) said that the super market doesn't sell food, but more like "edible food substitutes." Yuck. He said to "not eat what your great grandmother doesn't recognise (using the yogurt tubes as an example ...)". To eat things that are seasonal - rather than eating foods that come from around the world, picked way too early, and gassed (that's right, GASSED) to have them shiny and ready for our own supermarket.
All this to say, that being a consumer is painful now. Being a mom - making both economical and healthy AND time effecient decisions is a tricky thing.
So - what do you do? Do you buy your meat elsewhere (like the farm, or butcher, rather than the supermarket ...)? If so - WHERE?? I'm lost ... but I know that I want to feed my family grass feed beef, and free range chicken ... Do you buy organic? Do you think it's a scam? Do you buy what's in season locally, or do you buy whatever you need, whenever you need it?
Would love to hear your thoughts!!