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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Small rant here. I promise it's just a small one.

I'm all for blogging and replying to blogs. But sometimes the tone seems a tad ... how can I put this delicately? ... snobbish.

Just like most common folks, I'm not a food snob (far from it). With five children and a single income, I can't afford to be anything but practical about food choices. I CAN afford to buy healthy food that my kids will eat and that also fit my food profile.

That normally means whatever yogurt is on sale, canned vegetables, ground beef, iceberg (*GASP*) lettuce, potatoes, you know, if it's large and cheap, I buy it and use it in my recipes. After all I'm not just feeding myself.

Lately I've taken heat on here for blogging about my food choices. There have been comments about why I should only eat organic, no-sugar, no preservatives, no salt, grass fed, blah blah blah.... I deleted the most controversial ones. My blog, my rules.

Don't get me wrong. I completely understand the need to reply to blogs for SparkPoint purposes and for accountability. I merely want to go on record as a person who understand the common person like myself who chooses Dollar Store food out of necessity.

End of rant.

BTW - We had fish sticks yesterday. They weren't organic.
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    Hello friend 😀 Yeah I've been picked on Because I don't have any red or orange in my salad 😮😮 Spark Land can be a bit mean sometimes 😮You're doing awesome 😀 We can do it 🙌 Have a great day today 👍
    737 days ago
    If we ate organic we would have no heat or electric! Do you have an Aldi's near you? Their prices can,t be beat and they do have a variety of healthy and or organic foods at much lower prices than the grocery store. I have read many articles in the past years that canned fruits and veggies are as good as fresh - better if you dont have a source of affordable fresh produce! The worst critics don't have a clue about living on a budget and deserve to be deleted! Good job standing up for you and your family.
    848 days ago
    There are so many people on Spark. We are bound to run into people who have vastly different ideas from our own. I think people need to remember we are here to support each other and not convert others to "our" way of doing things. I would just do what you did, delete or ignore the critics and keep the supportive comments. emoticon
    848 days ago
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    Great blog.. You are to be commended for cooking healthy and it can be done on a limited budget. I use beans not out of cost concerns but they are healthy and chuck full of protein, iron, calcium, vitamins etc. God bless.
    849 days ago
    I knew there would be more people than just me who are doing their best to eat healthy on a practical, realistic budget. Thank you for the responses!
    849 days ago
    You and only you are responsible for your food choices. My doctor told me I can eat what ever I want but my daily calorie count stays the same. So he said if you eat that snickers candy bar it is part of you calories for the day. May God Bless you.
    849 days ago
  • CDS427
    I so get it. We are on a limited budget as well. You can buy great groceries at the dollar store. My plan is I have just been learning to eat real serving sizes snacking on fruit, cheese sticks, veggies. Everyone eats differently. Just keep moving
    849 days ago
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