Hey y’all! (said in my best Paula Deen voice)
As I was getting caught up on Facebook this morning, I came across a link posted by one of my best friends from high school. This photo slideshow shows families from countries around the world posing with one weeks worth of their groceries. I cannot begin to tell you how interesting and telling these photos are. America is one of the richest countries in the world, and after seeing the image of the American family and their groceries it is easy to see how money and convenience are making more and more people obese. I’m not trying to piss anyone off by saying that, and Lord knows I used to eat that way, particularly when I was still single and working night shift. The family from Chad had so little food to feed six people! The Germans by far drank the most alcohol, and the Mexicans outdid every family by far on soda consumption. I can’t say that my family eats exactly like any one country; nearly each country has some foods/habits that mimic the grocery shopping that I do. If I had to narrow it down significantly and honestly I would say that the Family Snort eats most like the Italian and Kuwaiti families but with a little less bread and no soda. We eat alot of fruits and veggies, and the staples we always have on hand include milk, healthy-ish cereal, eggs, bacon, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread (the kind that actually has a shit ton of fiber!), extra-virgin olive oil, chicken breasts, some kind of white fish (tilapia, catfish, cod, swai), 93/7 ground beef, pork tenderloin, cheese, no-sugar added peanut butter, and yogurt (Greek for me and J, organic kids yogurt for Footlong and 6-inch). We don’t buy soda anymore, and we hardly ever buy juice.
Here is the link to the photos, but I will also post them below. I would also LOVE to hear how your family eats and which country/countries demonstrate your eating style.