For years, I bought the majority of my groceries at WholeFoods. But with the change of jobs, purchase of a house (ugh…) and the general financial woes of a young, one income family- I’ve been forced to rethink my whole relationship with WholeFoods…or shall I say, ‘Whole Paycheck”
It is more expensive for most things and I don’t have the time to drive there, get both the kids out, drag them in, buy some fish, meat or dairy and then drive to another generic Safeway-type store for Ketchup, soap and detergent. Plus, there isn’t really a good WholeFoods near me.
Recently I have been going to the local supermarket like everybody else… the problem is- it seriously grosses me out. I walk in and immediately feel anxious, I.. (get ready for uvy-groovy overload) can sense the chemicals, the underpaid workers growing the tomatoes in Mexico, or wherever….I can sense all kinds of horriblness in the back where they sell the meat, seafood and dairy products. It’s just a bad bad place. Even my beloved WholeFoods invokes these reactions in me,just not as intense.
So this morning, while wandering up and down the aisles, nearly in tears from the weight of it all. I kept looking at my babes (who mind you, think the supermarket is the coolest place ever) and wondering what it would take to raise them to understand that what they choose to buy and choose to eat will not only effect their bodies, but also effect the greater health of the world.
How much more effort and money would it take? To always buy local, to only consume meat and fish from reputable farms and fisherman…to choose to raise them out of the craze of ‘Giants’ and ‘Safeways’ and the big chain supermarkets to only shop at Coops and farmers markets.
To practice the ways of food inc, etc…to really REALLY practice what I know to be true. Which seems like the less easy path. I wonder….
I think it would take more planning, more recipes to pull me away from the ever-easy turkey meatloaf type dinners and open my eyes to the world of simple cooking. Grains, Vegetables…and, and…more grains and vegetables? I have no idea!
I want advice.
Good, Healthy recepies with simple ingredients. Ideas. all of it. give it to me.
How do I live a life
where I never
have to go into another