While perusing the kale, I overheard this conversation between two girls walking through the organic vegetable shop in the St. Lawrence Market:
Girl 1: Ugh, eating healthy is so ... ugh.
Girl 2: I know, but I feel guilty when I don't.
Girl 1: For once, when I go to Wendy's, I want to just order the Baconator. I'm so tired of those salads.
Girl 2: What about the Taco Salad? That one is sort of *waves her hands around* fun.
Girl 1: That IS what I get. And it's not "fun" - it's SALAD.
Girl 2: Well, you need to tell yourself that in the long run, you'll be glad you chose the healthy option.
OMG. That is so not pukka. I really don't want to be *that* person who one day is on a 'healthy' kick and then gets all judgmental of what everyone else is eating, but if someone out there reading this actually thinks the salads from fast food restaurants are a "healthy option", I have to interject now (I was
too much of a pussy trying to mind my own business when the conversation was happening in front of me).
You can look up the calories and fat easily for the Southwest Taco Salad, but what's even scarier are the ingredients. I've circled the only things in the salad that could possibly count as healthy food - and I was being generous with my circles (you can bet most of those ingredients were raised from genetically modified seed - and not the helpful type that simply adds vitamins to the plant - and sprayed with tonnes of chemicals). I did not bother to circle any dairy, egg or meat products as they're all factory farmed and therefore hideous. You don't have to be a wannabe vegan or veggie to want to stay away from them. Click to expand:
Everything else not in green is total and utter shit. It's not just not healthy, it's straight-up bad for you. Don't let marketers suggest anything otherwise. Don't waste your money on it. Don't put it in your mouth.
Can Jamie's Food Revolution come to Canada? Please?