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Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement

Spend More Time in the Kitchen and at the Table

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  • I completely agree. Seems like they are popping up closer to schools which is drawing the attention of our younger generation. Fast food is taking away from the home cooked meals.
  • The kitchen has always been the heart of my home, as a child, as a parent and now as empty nesters. I love hanging out there, eating there and talking around the table.
  • Love the slow food movement!
  • It's important for me to prepare 90% of our meals. I spend a few hours on the weekend preparing a few meals to freeze for the week. If you're chopping an onion, you might as well chop a few. Easy meals include lasagna, shepherds pie, meatballs, vegetable sauce, soups. As an added bonus, every few weeks I don't need to cook at all. Reheat and serve with salad. Easy peasy.
  • This article was written in 2011, and is even more true today.
  • The USDA recommendations? Are you kidding me?
    Too grain-heavy!
  • "We all need to slow down?"

    That's adorable. Ameicans eat the way they do, because our lives and our jobs pressure us to do so. If you have a job that allows you to "make time" to prepare food, congrats to you! However most working Americans don't.
  • The article mentions the buy one get one free coupons. As my wife used to say whenever I was interested in the large, marked down bag of chips, "A bargain isn't always a bargain." Glenn

  • Not to mention that you can get burgers for $1, and salads are $7 (depending on where you are)
  • I use the computer during breakfast: I go through my SparkCoach program while I'm eating. I think that's good company and a good start for the day, especially since I live alone.
  • You can make 'fast' food at home (like breakfast wraps that you can freeze and then microwave for breakfast) and then take them with you on the go. Being busy is not an excuse anymore.
  • Fast food is so damaging to our kids today. They have made it where mothers can go to the fast food with their food stamps. That's just gone too far.
  • I gave up "drive thru" eating back on December 1. I have not eaten anything that comes from a restaurant with a drive thru window. Although it was tough at first, I have never felt better.
  • I love the point about brown-bagging it. I heard a story during earlier formative years about a couple who worked hard, long shifts, had to brown bag it every day... and retired as millionnaires. Sure, there was more to the story than what they ate for lunch every day, but when I heard it, the moral of the story was, "take your lunch to work and you'll retire a millionnaire!"

    I started my new job in October and last Friday, I had my first non-brown-bag lunch. It felt like splurging. It was a great lunch, but it's so much easier to track my food from home, I'm sure I won't want to do it more than once every few months. AND, I didn't have fast food for that lunch... I ordered it and picked it up from a sit-down restaurant, then brought it back to work to actually eat it.
  • RACEWELLWON
    Years ago people went to work with their lunch and really , work hours are better - we have labor laws. Even if you have to work through lunch you can still eat healthy. Getting married to Rich man is Fable and will not solve your problems - be creative , pack your lunch and find your own to the top. Good artilce - I refuse to eat Fast Food Period.

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