Making Good Choices

So, I know I haven’t posted in awhile.  I have been trying to stick to this way of life and find that it is harder at times than I would like.  I found myself at a Target the other day looking at the frozen chicken.  Compared to Whole Foods where I usually buy my chicken, the Target chicken was much cheaper.  However, I couldn’t do it.  I didn’t know if the chickens were raised in a cramped, dark factory farm.  Also, I wondered if these chickens were genetically modified such that they developed much sooner than they were supposed to (if you haven’t seen Food, Inc – you must go watch it now).  So, I decided not to buy any meat at Target and now I am back to Whole Foods for all of my meat.

While back at Whole Foods, I tried their pre-cut vegetables for the first time the other day.  These ones are in bulk containers over by the cut fruit.  They cost more than buying the vegetables whole, but less than when you buy them pre-seasoned.  I made a great vegetarian stir-fry the other day (pictured below) green, red and yellow peppers, onions, and brown rice.  I added some soy sauce and it was a tasty meal.

I’ve also discovered Greek yogurt recently.  What I don’t like is that it costs more than regular yogurt, but what I like is that is offers a more substantial treat, with more protein.  And, it is so creamy that it really does feel like a treat.
Given the cost, though, I may actually start couponing like my sister Heidi.  I’ve never had the patience to look for and collect coupons, but I think that it is necessary.  The bottom line, I continue to discover, is that the key to health is whole, healthy, and local (if possible) foods.  So, while it can cost more or take a little more time, it is worth it.

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