Thursday, May 6, 2010

Theory of Relativity. And Healthy Food Choices.

With apologies to Albert Einstein, I would like to explain how the Theory of Relativity relates to making healthy family food choices.

Have you ever been on the way home after a long day at work and realized you had nothing healthy in the house to feed your family when you got home?

Have you ever been home preparing a healthy meal for your family, and someone says, "Oh mom, not that again"?

Have you ever sat in the bathroom skimming a magazine, looking for something new, AND HEALTHY, to feed your kids?

Have you ever been in a grocery store, quickly reading labels, trying to figure out if the ingredients on the package match the hype in the ads, while your kids impatiently want you to go to a "funner" aisle?

Time and healthy choices.
Family food choices always begin with you reading labels, trying to figure out what is right for your family. But it almost always comes down to time – how much time do you have to research new, healthy alternatives. How much time do you have to really read the labels? How long does it take to actually fix the food for dinner?

Of course you want to make your meals interesting, and healthy. But you don't always have the time. Sometimes isn't it just easier, quicker, to go with what they ask for, even when you wonder if it's something they really should be eating?

Moms don't have time.
Not enough time to do it all right. Not enough time to learn what you know you ought to about healthier food alternatives. Not enough time to seek out smaller brands that may be healthier for your family – or drive a little further to get them.

When you finally have time to think, and evaluate, wouldn't you rather just relax and think about nothing? Sometimes?

Moms. Enough Time. Healthy Food Choices.
Those are concepts that don't seem to fit well in the same sentence. They certainly seldom fit together well in life.

Which brings us back to the Theory of Relativity.

Mr. Einstein famously said "The theory or relativity can be explained quite simply. When you sit on a hot stove for a minute, it seems like an hour. When you sit next to a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute."

Taking a minute to make informed food choices for your family can feel like you spent an hour you didn't have. Taking and hour to prepare a healthy meal and sitting down to eat it with your family – watching them loving every bite – can feel like a stolen minute in time.

I am not Einstein, but I'd like to help you.
I'm spending more and more time researching healthy products for your family (mine too, of course). Plus I'm spending the extra time to tell you about the wonderful women behind them – I know sometimes that can make a difference – you’re not just consuming a product, you’re ingesting someone’s passionate quest to give it to you.

If you have just a few moments every week, I promise I’ll review some great healthy products for you, and meet the very interesting women behind them. That way, you can spend some thinking time for yourself. And less time worrying about discovering healthy products for your family.

If you have a product to recommend, please let me know and I’ll pass it on to my readers. Perhaps you can save them some time too, and give them one more meal-time hour with their family that will seem like a minute.

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