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clicking through to see this post. It
sounds odd, I’m sure, but if you have ever thrown away food from your pantry
because it is expired, or taken out leftovers from that back of your fridge you
can’t remember putting in there, you have experienced food clutter.
called What the World Eats and it was eye-opening
to see the differences between cultures.
It also reminded me of the abundance that we have available to us.
diets, whereas a lot of people in the world do not have that luxury.
want. We can pick out anything from the
grocery store, or we can just shop around the edges. We have a plethora of snacks available to us,
or we can go without. But, most of us
have the choice.
want when I feel like it, I don’t like to follow a plan – it might have
something to do with falling into the rebel tendency but I also think it has to do with the amount of choice available to us. When we can cook essentially anything we find
on pinterest, how do you decide which thing to cook, when, and whether or not
it will meet your family’s expectations?
Jen Hatmaker took a month and ate only 7 items – for the whole month. Salt, pepper, and olive oil were allowed in
moderation. Now, can you imagine doing
that? Probably not. And she did have the option of picking the 7
foods that she would eat for the month, which isn’t always a choice.
we turned to when we were eating. Would
that help us be healthier? Would it make
the everyday task of meal preparation easier, or more difficult?
might get bored with what you were eating, or would you? Would creating a habit of eating the same
thing every day help you?
seven items. However, taking the time to
be aware of all the different foods we eat is important.
because you only cooked a rotation of 14 meals, and you knew what they
were? Would your family be able to eat
those 14 meals a couple of times a month without complaining? Would it free up some room in your grocery
budget so that you could put a little extra money towards debt or into savings?
low compared to other parts of the world, yet we have more variety and items
than all other parts of the world. Is
that better, to have all of those choices available to us?
simplifying our diets give us more freedom to do things that really matter to
us and make us healthier in the process?