Sunday, May 6, 2012

Stuff That Makes Me Mad - Part Four - CLEAN EATING

In the mood for a mini-rant?

This title might lead you to conclude that I'm a preservative-sprinkling, processed-cheese slugging, melted-chocolate-guzzling gorger. You would be mostly incorrect. (I prefer my chocolate cold or even frozen.)

But really, what's with the Clean Eating thing?
I stole this from JC Deen's article. Scroll down for the link.

Don't get me wrong...I'm a huge proponent of having a healthy diet. I've been a vegetarian for 19 years. I don't eat much over-processed, canned or deep-fried stuff. I never sprinkle preservatives.

I was even super excited to try my new kale soup recipe last night, for Pete's sake! Yes, I said KALE. (It was delicious, BTW.)
Me with my kale.

The Clean Eating thing just bugs me because:
  • it sounds pretentious and holier-than-thou
  • it seems to imply that the rest of us are eating filth
I don't know about you, but there are some nights when a handful of frozen Hershey's Special Dark chips and a glass of chilled Moscato (or a cold bottle of Miller Lite) are all that's keeping me sane. YOU try teaching kindergarten all day. I'm just saying.

Anyway, I was relieved to see that I'm not alone in my opinion of Clean Eating. If you'd like to read JC Deen's longer rant article, CLICK HERE. I've got to run and get the triple-cheese pizza is here.


  1. Well said. There does seem to be a "holier-than-thou" attitude. There are times when processed foods are just a fact of life with two working parents and busy schedules for the children. We try to eat healthy, too, but I will admit the drive through has been happening a little too often around here.

  2. Never gave it that much thought. LOL
    Now vegeterians.... there's some crazy people....

    *ducks and runs*