08.05.13

Make Moday Matter....give up fast food

Posted by Christina // 10 Replies

This Monday challenge couldn’t come at a better time for me.

The week before Haven everything was such a rushed blur that quick fast food seemed like the only option if we wanted food in our tummies.  Then I may or may not have overindulged the whole four days at the conference.  Hint…I totally did.

Now it’s time to quit cold turkey, and maybe eat more fresh turkey. easy-meal

Did you know that Large, Value, and Supersized meals are sometimes triple the recommended daily allowance?  Every time we grab a quick and easy meal in the drive thru to save a couple of minutes in the day, we are potentially taking years off our life.  Minutes saved for years lost?  No thanks.

The fast food industry wrangles in over $120 billion every year.  Do you know what I could do with all that money?  Heck, I’d probably buy the ocean.  Or at least build an underground Atlantis where I could live out my childhood dreams of morphing into a mermaid.  Holler.

Now they are working on an artificial burger.  How delish does that sound?  About as tasty as a vinegar smoothie.  The saddest part is 30% of children’s meals consist of fast food.  I know we are all busy, trust me I know, but we have to make a change.

So today, give it up.  Make a meal.  Then make two tomorrow.  Soon you will be making all your meals.  If you make too many, you can send them our way.  Lord knows I will be burning meals left and right.

Do you eat a lot of fast food?
Got an easy recipe?  Link it below, so Tim doesn’t starve.
Would you try an artificial burger?

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10 thoughts on “Make Moday Matter….give up fast food

  1. Jess

    Here’s one I LOVE!! MINI egg, bacon, and spinach breakfast quiche. If you have one of those nifty mini pie makers (they run about $25 at Kohls or Target and well worth it in my opinion!) make this recipe and use the mini pie maker instead of the oven. Perfect portions in 8 minutes and you can easily freeze or refrigerate the extras! I made them for Mother’s Day and they were a hit!! Here’s the recipe I used: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/spinach-and-bacon-quiche-recipe/index.html

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  2. CT

    I’ve never been big on fast food, but as a vegetarian/now vegan, fast food has never been too big on me. My “secret” is to make two meals one night and refrigerate one — it saves time in the kitchen and gives you a break from it all together on some nights (except for reheating). Also I use Pinterest something fierce — if I look in the fridge and we have a zucchini and a red pepper left, you’d better believe I go to pinterest and search “zuchinni and red pepper recipe”. That way I get a lot more use out of our produce. Oh and label EVERYTHING you put back in the fridge, left-over wise. Makes for great (non-take out) lunches. I love your Make Mondays Matter series, especially this one. It is so critical for our health for people to get educated on the food they put in their bodies! Cheers – CT

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      1. Sally Spickard

        Stir Fry is one of my go to recipes as well. It’s the easiest thing to make and we just add whatever veggies we have. Also, they recently started selling Korean marinade at Target which I HIGHLY recommend. Just marinate beef in it (we buy the actual Korean beef but you can use steak and cut it up into pieces) for a few hours and stir fry it and serve over rice – you’ll never go back!

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