The USDA came out this week with their usual nonsensical recommendations for a healthy diet. Since this is the same organization, along with our illustrious FDA, that oversees what we feed our kids in schools, let's just say my faith in either of those government entities is nil. This is what a typical school meal looks like (I know, I taught high school for 23+ years):
Brown, brown, and more brown. Doesn't that look yummy? Top that off with the HFCS powerade drink and you have a recipe for disaster when it comes to post-lunch classes.
This was my dinner tonight and what I recommend as a good sample of what a food plate should look like:
Fresh, local, chemical-free spinach, two local free-range eggs (look at those yolks!), nitrate-free bacon, an avocado, and water from my deep well. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and drizzle some olive oil on that salad and baby, you have a real meal: meat, veggies, good fats.
I wonder how our kids would perform at school if they were given this option for lunch instead of the Big Ag subsidized crap that we feed them?