One of the reasons I'm starting an "Eat Well" section here on GGC (soon! I promise! in fact? my mom has already sent me ten pages of recipes she wants to teach the Internet. Literally. The woman calls me every day with another idea. Good luck to me who will be editing these videos for the rest of my life!) is to get people (myself included) excited about cooking, specifically, cooking cheap, healthy (meat-free! whoopee!) meals. Some of these meals will feature gluten-free alternatives. Some will boast vegan feasts, free of animal products. All will be delicious, low-calorie, and very, very good for you.
I've written about my disdain for fast food before - even went so far as to claim I'd rather my kid smoke cigarettes than eat at fast food restaurants regularly. People thought I was crazy. My point? Fast food is just as bad for you. Environmentally? It's waaaaay worse.
In the meantime, there's this.
Personally? If I had any kind of control in this department? I would tax the shit out of some bad food. One dollar per 100 calories? Would McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Wendy's, etc survive? Probably not. I mean, if tobacco has to pay hefty taxes, shouldn't the fast food industry? Shouldn't the manufacturers of processed food? All are deadly. All are addictive. All are socially, physically, environmentally and everythingelseally irresponsible. Oh, to be queen!
There are plenty of ways to eat on the cheap*. That are healthier. That won't kill you. That won't kill our planet. Let's fix this, ladies. Show our bodies who's boss.
*Beans, grains and/or rice-based dishes for example are tasty, veryvery cheap and veryvery good for you. I make quinoa-based dishes weekly as well as bean-soups in the crock pot that provide lunches during the week as well. Also? EGGS!!! Egg-based dishes = ftw. In fact, our first "Eat Well" ep will feature an egg-based recipe to die for that will feed your family of four for FIVE DOLLARS! TOTAL! Hooray! Not to mention include handy tips re: ensuring the purchase of free-range eggs. Go, mom!