You Give FOOD A Bad Name…

Deli thins and apple sauce. Two great staples when we're traveling!

It’s no wonder so much of our society is overweight.  With the go, go, go mentality of this world, and the buy into “faster is better”… you can bet a lot of people who buy in, eat out a lot.

When we travel, we eat “in” a lot .  We have hotel “floor picnics” often, and this not only saves money, but helps you be more flexible in knowing exactly what you’re putting into your body.  We’re able to supplement meals to include the food groups and better quality food as well.

This weekend I went to a photography seminar, so we had a bit of eating out while on the go.   We grabbed some of the better choices we could at a restaurant on the way home and I looked around shaking my head at some of their marketing.

I noticed a slogan on one of their posters, as I awaited our order… said something like “the perfect meal…”

It showed a large fry, a hamburger dripping with white saucy stuff, and a large soft drink.

Hmmmm.

Anyone else for a big, FAT, YUCK?  I feel my arteries filling up and hardening as I type.

I was tempted several times to shoot pictures of the white buns that came with some of the sandwiches we ordered a couple of times on our trip – but I tossed them in the trash before I gave it another thought.  I honestly LAUGH at big, fat, white buns now.  They are hilarious to me.  They’re so full of nothing and lack taste – and you could smash them into a flat patty, then squish it into a ball that would fit into the palm of your hand and they would still have a poor nutritional value.

I truly can’t believe I ever ate that… what a waste of calories!  We’ve studied the menus a lot at our regular “eat out” places – to figure out what is going to be the best option for us.  That is very freeing!

Instead, if I decided to have a “bun” – I opt for the whole wheat deli-thin option.

In case you’ve never tried these goodies they can replace all sorts of “bun” and bread options for you.**  They’re tasty for breakfast and have less carbs than an english muffin, they’re perfect for hamburgers, chicken, cold meat sandwiches and they even have the longer flat ones that work for (gasp) turkey hotdogs or organic brats!  Also a lot of MOTTS Plus applesauce was consumed with some fresh fruit options and yogurt!  I do love summer!

** We normally get Pepperidge Farm’s whole wheat deli thins, or the OroWheat whole wheat brand. It just so happened that this was all the store had on our trip, so I bought these mulitgrain ones that day.

What better choices are you making to be healthy for HIM?

“Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!  So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other; with my flesh the law of sin.  Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law and sin of death.” – Romans 7:25, 8:1-2

Posted on July 26, 2011, in Diet, Label Reading, Our Struggles, Truth and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE deli thins too! We use them instead of buns as well. They work great!

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