Food, Inc.


I have the tendency to always want to go natural, but sometimes find it frustrating to figure out how to afford it! Hart calls me a Hippie! All in good fun! A few weeks ago, I watched this documentary off of Netflix Instant that was called Food, Inc. It basically showed how we mass produce food, especially meat in our country. It showed how unhealthy our system is and basically left you feeling like you have no idea what to eat! I had a little difficulty eating meat for several days after this movie.

The biggest things that caught my attention were the added hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, and corn fillers that were added to chicken and beef. They showed the development of a normal chicken in 90 days compared to one that is on all the added stuff. It grew 5x bigger in 56 days. These are the companies like Tyson, Smithfield, etc. that claim 100% all natural on their products! I was shocked!

I'm still not sure what to do, but right now I want to try to get some healthier meats and milk in our refrigerator. Lately, there is a company, called Springer Mountain Farms, that has had a commercial on during the morning news around 6 a.m. They claimed to have NONE of that stuff in their chicken. So I checked our their site at and found them to be all that they say they are! AND they sell their meat at BiLo, Kroger, and Earthfare. They seem a little pricey in their online store, but I'm gonna go scout it out and report back how much things are, for those that are interested!

Right now, I buy our produce from Taylors out in Gilbert every two weeks. I get about 4 bags for around $30. So thats $60/month. I usually buy Arnold bread B1G1 at the store and freeze a bunch. It may not be the best, but it doesn't have High Fructose corn syrup in it and I like the taste. If I can figure out an affordable/healthy meat option, then I feel like my bases are covered for the most part! I know I will feel better!

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