Anyone Else watching Food Revolution?

This is one of my favorite shows right now and I just wanted to know who else was watching it and what you thought. It’s on Friday night’s at 9 p.m on ABC.

This is sorta near and dear to me because I tried to revitalize our high school food with a committee when I was president of the Student Council my senior year. Needless to say, the committee didn’t do much good because we were told we could never do anything like have a salad bar, etc. You meet too much resistance. Jamie Oliver is breaking down the barriers and I love it!

We are one of the fattest countries in the world and we don’t have to be. They predict that our children are going to live 30 years less than we do. They believe the serious illnesses (heart attacks, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.) are avoidable through better eating and better health. Ways to try: get a garden going, stop at the farmer’s markets, try new recipes, try to get more veggies in every meal, and start packing lunches for work. Let’s teach our kids now what better health means before it’s too late. Don’t let them think their food most often comes out of a box or from the Pizza Delivery Guy, or even worse McDonalds! Once and a while it’s okay, but there are actually people out there who live on this stuff (I understand it’s cheap, but the long-term cost of health care is not)! David is a good example for this because he was never taught to eat veggies (although he was taught to cook from scratch which is good). He’s now learning he likes veggies and I couldn’t be more proud of him for opening up and learning (I think he’s actually enjoying it and helps me with the gardens too). His brothers were here for Easter and Ty told me he doesn’t eat any veg except potatoes and corn (although funny enough, he’s the skinniest of all of them… although skinny does not equal healthy). When you do this, how do you get vitamins? This is why health is a problem in this country. I think it’s time to take a step backwards.

And the food Jamie is making looks delish, by the way, like this beef and vegetable stir fry he made. I’m going to start spouting bean sprouts so I can make this in a week when they are ready (although David can eat the beef – YUCK). Today I made a simple version of this Mediterannean Chop Salad, which was so super easy to make with a just a few simple ingredients. I know that sales on his cookbook are probably soaring right now and I can see why. I want to get my hands on it too after seeing that stir fry and other recipes on that site.

If you get the chance, check out the show. Sometimes the facts will scare you, but I think America needs this.

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