In previous posts, I have made reference to the S.A.D. food crisis, and according to my Dad, I may have been a bit pompous and snarky.
I have come to realize that challenging someone’s life-long food habit is akin to making attacking statements about their Dearly Departed Mother.
e.g. “My Mother (GodRestHer) was a SAINT, who worked multiple jobs to raise all of us as a single parent, and she gave us sugar-water in our baby bottles until we were old enough to eat white-bread-american-cheese-and-bologna-sandwiches, and WE TURNED OUT JUST FINE!!!!”
Sometimes we have a very protective and defensive emotional response when it comes to the food of our youth…
We have warm feelings of love and nostalgia when we think about the smells coming from our grandparents’ kitchen, and to have some “Skinny Bitch” tell us those foods are “BAD” is like that SelfRightiousBoneyFoodNazi just spat in the face of Granny and GrandPappy.
Keeping that in mind, I will try to keep my statements Encouraging, rather than Judgmental. My main passion is to inspire people to make and consume healthy, whole food, super exciting, vegetarian dishes, but I don’t plan to write blog-after-blog detailing why some foods are GOOD, and some are BAD.
However, if you are unfamiliar with the S.A.D. and are interested in more information, I would like to promote this lovely blog that DOES focus more on the specifics of nutrition, and it is also where I appropriated this lovely visual aid:
This week I am starting a collection of tasty side dishes that are great accompaniments to nutritious vegetarian entrees, but could also be an introduction to better health for the S.A.D. eaters in your life 🙂