Sunday, June 13, 2010

Convenient Store Cooking

23 Million Americans live in what are known as Food Deserts. Food Deserts are essentially nutritional wastelands that lack reasonable, affordable acess to grocery stores. They exist in primarily rural and urban parts of the country but can be found just about anywhere. People that live in these "deserts" are forced to stock their cabinets with food from convenience stores. Michele Obamas " Lets Move" campaign to stop childhood obesity, has set a goal to eliminate food deserts entirely w/in 7 years. In the meantime what are people to do who live in these deserts? It has been proven over and over again we are a product of what we put in our bodies, and we owe it to ourselves and our families to provide healthy balanced meals. I am a firm believer that if a bit of effort is made, there is enough healthy options at convenient stores that cooking and eating healthy is entirely possible. We have allready starting incorporating "Walgreens" recipes into our blog, and we are going to take it a step further and cook and eat the entire week from the products on the shelves and refrigerator/freezers of Walgreens. We allready planned the menu, and I clipped all my coupons, so I am off(walking, I might add) to my local convenience store which is less then a mile a way.

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