Monday, November 30, 2009

Trust me..

Most of the time, I try to cook as healthy as possible. Fresh greens, fruit, whole grains, fat free, as little pork as possible and I cut down on the sugars big time. But once in a while, you really want to enjoy a delicious but not so healthy meal. Now what's wrong with that? I'm not Barbie and I wouldn't want to be Barbie either. I do my best most of the times. When I look around me, I see people buy take away and prepared meals. I hardly ever do that. I still cook fresh meals on a daily basis, even when it's sheer chaos over here. But that's how I want it. I want to know what's in our meals. Whenever I ask my family what they want for dinner, they are indifferent. It doesn't matter.. I think they forget how much time and effort I put in cooking a decent meal. Sometimes they just want to go out for pizza or fries. I wonder if they would still be as indifferent, if I would stop cooking fresh meals? Would they eat sandwiches instead? Or would they go out to dinner on a daily basis? Maybe I should test them.. If take away is what they want, I won't stop them. I'm their cook, not their doctor. I take care of my health. I can only hope they take care of theirs. I'm not going to fight over it. I think I have done the best I can to teach my family about healthy food. It's up to them to decide how they want to feed their bodies..


Ons Kookboek said...

Kids learn by example, so keep on cooking and serving healthy meals day in day out.

However put any healthy meal on the table next to some deepfried fast food stuff and french fries, and your healthy meal will be treated as a side dish :-) I will surely steal some french fries :-)

People only understand the damage of fastfood and processed food once the doctor has given them some very bad news and hint that "maybe" things could have been prevented.

It's sad that in the year 2009 "maybe" can come out of the mouth of a doctor who studied so many years and is supposed to take care of people's health.

As an engineer I would simply say: we humans run on food and fresh air. Put bad oil in your car and its lifetime goes down drastically. Put the wrong fuel in your car and it wont run at all. Equally: put bad food and bad air in your body and your lifetime goes down drastically as well.

Bittersweet said...

Hey Stef,

nice to hear you on my blog!

I'm happy to know that kids learn by example. Both of my children like to prepare things and they cook all by themselves once in a while, even from American cookbooks. And yes, they cook from scratch, just like mom huh.

The comparison you made, that our bodies are like cars, is a very good remark. I'll remember that!