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Jul 3, 2013

Compare 1 Week Of U.S. Groceries To Mexico and Other Countries


Colorful packaging of 1 week of American food, hardly any raw fruits/veggies

Compare 1 Week Of U.S. Groceries To Mexico and Other Countries-
I found this article really interesting, but not surprising. Compare a Week of U.S. Groceries To Other Countries We're so far ahead, sadly, in the junk food/packaged food industry. I feel better knowing MY grocery cart looks MUCH different than that- more raw foods, and a bigger variety. Zero soda, hardly anything in boxes, except pasta. My pizza is usually local too, with good ingredients. No beer, wine, bottled water (really?). My veggie garden also is very colorful with lots of peppers, tomatoes, cukes, squashes, collard greens, purple kale, etc. It is certainly healthier and cheaper to eat right, and ditch the junk food. Except chocolate of course! More countries are on this page- More Countries  Which one's your favorite? Personally I'd go with Mexico (except the soda), France and China.

Colorful raw foods, but too much soda IMO

6 comments:

Michelle said...

We try to stay away from package food as much as possible. We only have sodas n the house if we had company, so my kids never developed a taste for it. I am so thankful for that.

nancy said...

Yes, that's good. I didn't allow soda or koolaid stuff. My kids got water, juice, milk or herbal teas. They never missed it and didn't have any cavities!

Kristina said...

Yes, America is all about quick and more. I don't even like to buy boxed cereal. We try to stick with oats, eggs, homemade waffles, pancakes etc. I don't by boxed mixes and try to stay completely away from processed foods. Once in a while we still have pizza, but sometimes we make it ourselves with our garden goodies. It's easy for one to get caught up in the easier or quicker route, in regards to food.

nancy said...

Good for you! I did a lo more boxed foods when I worked full time, with 3 kids, but always did a lot less than most- homemade mac and cheese, etc.

Heather O'Cain said...

Wow! Turkey, Mongolia or Guatemala's intrigue me quite a lot.

nancy said...

Yes, I thought it was really interesting. Lots to choose from!

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