When it comes to the latest technology craze, I usually don’t jump aboard quickly. I wait for the bugs to be worked out in the newest software and wait to see how that new make and model will function for a year or two before I decide if that is the car for me. I even waited until the “Friends” season finale before going with the Jennifer Aniston haircut.
When it comes to the latest trends in food, because my immediate family are fortunate enough not to have any food allergies or gluten problems, I usually find myself shopping like my mother always did, purchasing with the four food groups in mind, and making sure there is dairy, fruit, veggies, meat and a starch for every meal.
With the epidemic of food allergies and education on what is now in some of these products, I am sure we have all been a bit more aware of ingredients and what should really be served at the dinner table. If you read or watch some of the meat documentary shows you likely will either become a vegan or start becoming very particular about where you purchase your meat.
Remember when butter was not recommended and the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” was said to be healthy choice? It seems that some of today’s experts even agree that my grandparents’ eating habits of eggs with butter and bacon for breakfast, a BLT for lunch, pork roast for dinner with a little shot before bed is OK in moderation. Talking with nutritionists and fitness experts, however, there are many different “food for thought” these days. What “good” fat is really “good” for you?
Healthy Trenton has a team of volunteers searching Trenton’s restaurants for more healthy menu options to help solve some of these questions. If you know of a restaurant or have a restaurant that should be included, make sure to call Parks & Recreation so that restaurant can include a Healthy Trenton logo in its menu and Healthy Trenton will also promote entrées on their social media and website. There are only two restaurants, Sibley Gardens and Savannah’s, that right now are meeting the criteria for a healthy entrée, according to Beaumont dietician guidelines in our city limits. Contact them to be included at (734) 675-7300.
It seems that food may be more than just a new fad. It seems to me that we will soon be judged on what we are scanning in the check-out lane and popping into our mouth at lunch right along with perhaps keeping up with the latest fashion.
I am certainly trying to be a better eater, but since I’m a late adopter, sometimes “something that may be bad” for you today is just going to win out for snack time.
Kathy Kane is business manager and co-publisher of the Trenton Trib. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 676-0850. Comments and story ideas also can be emailed to the Trib at email@example.com