Be informed! Whether you think this is "acceptable" or not, never assume you know where your food comes from until you actually look into it. I suspect that if we really knew how our food was sourced/processed, we would all eat much differently. The video below highlights one example of this.
What are your feelings about this process? Leave a comment below.
Today's ridiculous food is, once again, a product marketed toward children. Just take a look at the lineup below. I've seen the making the rounds on Facebook, so I decided to go to my local store to see if this actually exists. (Fact Checking 101)
So, as a I walked down the grocery aisle, I couldn't help but see these cartoony, smiling faces looking back at me. What I had seen going around Facebook had been very disturbing, and now I was standing in the grocery store looking at this product. Why is this product disturbing? No, it's not the creepy cartoon characters staring back at you. Turn it around and look at the ingredients...
When I first started this weekly series, Ridiculous Food Wednesdays, I had a much more humorous tone in mind. I thought I would find some awful, processed food and basically just make fun of it. While I have done this for the most part, a lot of my posts have taken on more of a serious tone, given the amount of people that still eat this CRAP. I don't regret this at all, but today I really would like to take a look at the humorous side of things...
Below, you will see some of the funny memes that I have been posting to my facebook page. If you haven't followed me on facebook, click the Facebook "like" button on the side bar. Also, at the very end, you will see one of my all time favorite SNL skits featuring the most ridiculous food ever!
It seems like a lot of breakfast foods have been getting a bad rap lately, and today's ridiculous food is no exception. If breakfast is supposed to be the "most important meal of the day", why are we consistently feeding ourselves and our kids such JUNK?
Perhaps it's convenience or maybe just a serious lack of judgement. Either way, today's ridiculous food breaks all of the rules of healthy eating....
For today's ridiculous food item, we look once again to a food that is marketed heavily to our children. However, this food actually has a health claim to it: "Whole Grain, First Ingredient".
You may assume that, with all of these prominent labels touting "Whole Grain", that this food is healthy or good for you. Well, let's take a closer look...
As a teacher, throughout the years I have seen what comes from our school lunch system...not good. I don't pretend to know how to fix it, but I do know that in most cases, I would recommend that students bring healthier lunches from home. The problem with this advice, is that this often means more work and more money for the parents.
Today's ridiculous food item is a sad attempt to make a "bring from home" school lunch that is both cheap and easy...
I recently saw an ad on TV for the return of the KFC Double Down, which is basically two battered and deep fried chicken breasts with bacon cheese and sauce in the middle. A lot of people have written about how ridiculous this is, but I feel like I have a unique rant about what KFC is doing here. Check out the ad below:
Obviously, with the Paleo diet that I am following, I am a big fan of the whole "more meat, no bun" thing. But there's one problem with this ad...it's a lie. Yes, there is a lot of meat, but it just so happens to be covered in BREADING. To me, this is just as bad as having a serving of bread, and this bread just happens to be soaked and deep fried in oil.
My take...if you really want to try this, I'd go with the unadvertised "grilled option" sans sauce.
What do you think about this? Does it seem ridiculous to you? Leave a comment below...
Today's post features what I think is an interesting way to name your local pizza joint. I drove by this today and had to make it my post for today. Check it out.
No commentary on this one...feel free to leave your own commentary below. Thanks for reading!
This week's ridiculous food item highlights the absurdity of Organic junk food. The sad truth is that some people will justify making a junk food purchase just because the company slapped the word "Organic", 'Natural" or "Simple" on the packaging.
The item I've chosen today is a prime example an unhealthy item being paraded as healthy: Organic Cheese Puffs. "Read More" below to see my assessment...aka rant...
Every Wednesday, I will have a new blog post featuring what I think is a ridiculous food or drink item. Part of my weight loss plan is to get back to real food, so I'll use this weekly post to feature some of the ridiculous things that food companies are coming up with these days. Today's post- FAKE FRUIT JUICE. "Read More" below to see my rant!
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