Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all enjoying this very strange weather we're having! Today in Columbus it felt like Seattle! SO WEIRD.
Not to rant, but I have a little nugget for you to think about today. Last evening, I was on one of my favorite message boards, and someone had posted a question asking about a 'healthy cake' for them to take to a party. The FIRST reply was a recipe that included a box of devil's food cake mix, a can of diet Dr. Pepper, sugar-free cherry pie filling, and a tub of fat-free whipped topping.
I about fainted. And then immediately emailed my husband and my sister in amazement... and disgust.
WHY is it that this is perceived as 'healthy'?! One big cake of chemicals! YUUUUM-MY! (gross...)
You better believe that I proceeded to post Ani's Raw Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe!!
What is it going to take for us to get out of 1985 and stop thinking that fat-free, sugar-free, CHEMICALS are the way to be healthy?! Stop it. Do you see people ANYWHERE else on the planet eating this crap? No. Do you see people ANYWHERE else on the planet as obese as the majority of North America? No. Do you see people ANYWHERE else on the planet that have as much heart disease, cancer, and diabetes?
Just out of curiosity, I decided to look up what one of these 'healthy' cakes looks like!!