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Print Your Coupons
The end of the month is just two days away. Print your coupons before they're gone. New coupons will be listed on November 1, 2010. I've printed some favorites and will hold them in hopes of a sale. Print this one out for some cheap sugar: Smartsource: Dixie Crystals Sugar $0.75/1 This will double to $1.50 at both Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter. The last time I had this coupon, ...
Kraft Shredded Cheese for $0.88 a Bag
I've told you before and I'll tell you again- I LOVE cheese! I don't think I go a day without eating some type of cheese. And usually I have 6-8 different types in my fridge at a time. Cheese is pretty pricey so anytime I can get a good deal on it, I stock up. This week there's a great deal going on at Lowe's Food stores. So here's the steal: All bags of shredded Kraft Cheese are on sal...
Harris Teeter Super Doubles!!
It's happening again! Harris Teeter is doing “Super Doubles” from November 3-9. With plenty of advanced notice, now's the time to gather all your high value coupons so that you are prepared next Wednesday. For those of you that are new to couponing, “Super Doubles” means that they will double any coupon up to $1.98. However, the upc barcode on the coupon must begin with a number ...
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
So my little "Harriet Potter" has been having a BLAST with the PS3 Lego Harry Potter game and as if that wasn't enough, my In-Laws got her the coolest Lego set around. It's the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle! This isn't the ordinary "Lego" set that I grew up with. This Lego set has hinges and doors, flames on torches, stairs that swivel, and much, much more. It's AMAZING! My In-Laws had as...
Happy 5th Birthday, Emma!!!
My baby is turning 5 today. She is SOOO excited about this age, and the fact that the dentist told her 2 days ago that her two bottom teeth were loose. I keep telling her she's going to look like a jack-o-lantern but she doesn't seem to mind:) I received the Picaboo book in the mail yesterday and it's all wrapped up and ready for Emma to open up. It came out REALLY nice. Can't believe I...
Free Picaboo Photobook!
I just found out from My Baton Rouge Mommy that Picaboo is offering new customers a FREE large Classic book from October 15 to 25th by using code FALLBK. I'm a little behind on my photobooks these days, so I spent the day today working on Emma's birthday party from last year. I've always loved scrapbooking but can't seem to find the time lately. Making a photobook is similar to scrapbook...
How to Get 5 Packages of Cheese for $3.38
I LOVE cheese! I should have probably been born a mouse:) It's one of those foods that I can eat every single day and I never get tired of it. I was thrilled to get 5 packages of it at Harris Teeter for only $3.38 today. I picked up 4 bags of shredded cheese and 1 package of Cracker Barrel Cheddar slices. All of them were on sale. The shredded cheeses were on sale 2 for $4 and the...
Groupon: Top Deals for September 3
I LOVE Groupon! I purchased 3 different ones this year.  The first was for a 90-minute massage from Massage Envy for only $49 (Retails for $114).  The second one was for a Gap store certificate for $25 (Retails for $50) and the most recent one was for Papa Murphy's Pizza.  This one was only $8 and it retails for $20.  Someone's having pizza in the next couple days! Here's the list of th...
Vita Mix Blender – The Kitchen Appliance No Home Should Be Without
I've got to be honest with you. I hate infomercials. I also don't care much for sales Kiosks where fast-talking snake oil salesmen wearing headset microphones attempt to mesmerize you with their clever words and trivial knowledge. In fact, the Vita Mix blender Kiosk at our local Costco had been up and running for several months before we finally approached it during one of our latest visits. Prior...
Today Only: Get $50 Worth of Gap Apparel for ONLY $25
Groupon is having a wonderful deal today. You can get $50 worth of Gap Apparel (including sale items) for ONLY $25. This deal is valid at all the Gap Stores. Don't miss out- you can use this for back-to-school shopping or even for holiday gifts. The certificate is valid for use through November 19, 2010.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Posted By: Elena on March 31, 2010 in Food Revolution - Comments: No Comments »

A couple nights ago, my husband and I watched Jamie Oliver’s new show “Food Revolution”. It’s a very inspiring show starring UK’s well-known chef Jamie Oliver. The show focused on Jamie’s efforts of going into a school in Huntington, West Virginia and trying to change the food that is given to the kids from processed to real food. The reason why he picked this area was because it was reported to be America’s unhealthiest and most obese city in the entire United States of America.

I wasn’t surprised at all by the resistance that he encountered from the cafeteria ladies, the children or the media. Unfortunately, change is hard for many and it’s normal to put up some resistance when you are pushed into something new. I think it’s all about education. We need to educate our kids, the cafeteria ladies, the media, the parents, etc. We all need to learn more about the food we are eating and this way we can make educated decisions for our families. All those overweight kids you see are overweight because their parents are allowing them to eat food that is fattening and unhealthy for them. It’s much easier to pick up fast food on the way home than it is to stand in the kitchen and make a meal with real food after a long day at work. We’ve all done that and unfortunately all we are doing is hurting ourselves and our families.

The schools aren’t helping to teach about nutrition by offering poor food choices to the children. Unfortunately, the food that the schools buy on their tight budgets, is heavily processed. Between the food fillers and tons of preservatives that are added to keep the food from spoiling, the end result is unhealthy food.

The part of the show that did shock me was when Jamie brought some kids in to his kitchen and showed them how chicken nuggets were made. He started off by cutting the chicken into pieces and explaining what each part was- the chicken breasts, drumsticks, thighs, etc. He was then left with the carcass that had very little chicken meat on it. He then proceeded to put the carcass in the food processor and ground it down to what looked like “ground chicken”. That’s when he put a little breading on it and fried the nuggets….and that’s when I wanted to throw up! How disgusting is that? How in the world can they put the chicken carcass into the food processor and allow people to eat bones that have been ground up? How can the FDA approve this as “food”? WHAT is going on with the food industry?

It’s has been 4 months since I’ve eaten any fast food. After seeing this, I doubt I will ever eat it again. Four months ago I saw the movie Food Inc, and now the TV show Food Revolution. Both are MUST SEES for any family still eating at Fast Food restaurants.

I’m sure we are going to be hearing a lot more about Food Revolution as parents start to research healthy food choices for their kids. In the meantime, you can go to Jamie Oliver’s website and sign the petition that will be presented to President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama when Jamie visits the White House. I was number 96,737 to sign the petition. This is your opportunity to be part of something new, something healthy, something that America has needed for a VERY LONG time….a FOOD REVOLUTION!

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