"It's so healthy!" "The freshest vegetables you can imagine!" "This is a much healthier version!"
"Start your day off with this clean smoothie!"
"You'll feel so much better when you eat healthier and FRESH!"
I get it! Healthy, healthy, healthy! I get it, I do. I even quit smoking two years ago because this one commercial on television scared me into stopping because of the unhealthy benefits it does to you. I mean who really doesn't know smoking is not healthy? I smells, reeks over every bit of clothing/fabric you own and kills your lung cells little by little. I knew it wasn't healthy then but I did love it. I loved my Capri 120 Menthols.... but as a reformed smoker, I'm pretty grossed out anymore whenever I see or smell a cigarette.
As I flipped through and saw the word HEALTHY plastered over the pages of this rag-mag, I closed it and didn't want to look at anymore. I then said to my husband, I think this whole healthy faze is going to totally change with the next generation.
While our generation is all about growing our own food, having a garden, using wild and crazy new ingredients, have a Pinterest board filled with one amazing picture after another of foods you know will never come out of your kitchen, preparing these crazy shakes filled with kale, quinoa and persimmon seeds and turning our noses up at our parents tried and true spaghetti sauce, I predict our kids are not going to care one iota about it.
At this point, my kids only want to eat out. Even with the amazing dishes I prepare, they still have to get the Starbucks and the Which Which sandwich. Where is the Dunkin Donut and who could forget today was free pancake day at IHop?
While my generation's parents were more interested in getting divorced than figuring out new recipes and getting healthy, I see a turn away from the fresh and natural approach with the next generation. Sort of like the 60's where it was all about free love and getting stoned and then the seventies brought about sparkle and blow. There is always a ying and yang and at this point when I read HEALTHY, I want to grab a bag of chili cheese fritos with a cupcake and eat the whole damn thing.