Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You Are What You Eat...

I've been thinking more and more about this phrase "You are what you eat."  My husband and I are really fortunate to live in a city where there's a Whole Foods Market. We love going in there and just taking our time seeing what's available. On top of that I recently watched a documentary called Food Inc. which made me really conscious of what I eat.
Still though it's unbelievable how sort of second-nature it is to grab something and not think about what kind of crazy concoction is going into my body.  So funny thing yesterday my husband and I went to a grocery store that we had gone before (a place where you can get a lot of food for cheap) and we were walking through and just couldn't bring ourselves to get what they offer. We have been doing our weekly light shopping at Whole Foods for a month now and boy are we spoiled! So we left that grocery store and went to Whole Foods. We just try and buy less only getting truly what we will eat and make sure to eat all of it.
My favorite thing to purchase is beef.  I love meat! I really do...but I think it's important after watching that documentary that we support the meat industry...but help correct our spending habits so that they reflect a desire for a more natural and organic way of farming.  We can make it possible for all farmers to go organic simply by creating the market!  So like I was saying, my favorite new thing is to buy grass-fed organic beef.  Why grass-fed? Because most cows raised for meat now are corn fed...this is not a natural food for the cow and it creates problems (e-coli for example).  It makes me feel good to buy meat that has been farmed naturally! It's more expensive but we don't buy meat every week to save costs...and that means eating more veggies...which is not too bad! See you next time...happy marketing!


  1. It's great that you guys are getting to do that! I would love to switch to organic, I just don't see how we can do it. As far as I know there aren't any markets like the one you're talking about around here. I looked at organic milk the other day and it was more than twice what we pay for non-organic. We go through milk like nothing, so I know that's not doable for us right now. I wish it wasn't so expensive.

    I am planning to grow a garden this summer and I'm hoping we'll get a good enough harvest to can/freeze some for the winter. Then maybe we'll be able to afford some organic stuff. Good post! :)

  2. I know! It's so easy for us just eating for two I don't know what we'll do when kids come! But Gardening is great way to eat healthy...you know what you did to make it grow! My mom loves to garden we have great salsa in the summer!

  3. Hi Meggy! I need to visit Whole Foods with you... and I totally agree, although I haven't brought myself to make the switch completely, mainly because I can't find organic meat- however we do eat all organic animal by-products, which I think is a start!

    So glad to see you're enjoying blogging! Isn't it fun!! Let me know if you have any questions and I can give you some really good sites to help make things more custom on your blog, although it looks pretty great already!

    Love you, Miss you!

  4. Yeah when I'm back in V-town well have to make sunday afternoon trips to Whole Foods some times! I miss you too!