Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ditching the Drive-Thru

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): After an exhausting day at work, hitting the drive-thru or nuking a pre-fab meal is all too often the go-to decision for feeding a family. Cooking a meal from scratch using fresh ingredients can seem beyond the average person’s time, energy, or financial means. But with mounting evidence pointing to processed food and our industrial food system as the culprits behind many of our nation’s health problems—including obesity, diabetes, and cancer—it’s now more important than ever to be fully informed about what goes on your family’s dinner plates.

If you’re ready to take control of your food choices but don’t know the difference between grass-fed versus grain-fed, pastured versus free-range, or organic versus sustainable, read this book to discover:

• How to create your own thirty-month plan to convert your family from junk food to real food, without a revolt!

• Recipes and advice on planning and prepping meals so you can make homecooked a habit for your family

• Instructions for getting the most out of produce using techniques such as lacto-fermentation, dehydrating, and canning

•  introduction to the world of farm-direct sales, including tips on locating local farms, seeing through marketing buzzwords, and shopping with CSAs Ditching the Drive-Thru exposes the insidious hold the commercial food industry has taken over the fast-paced lives of the average American and the danger these processed foods and diet plans pose to our health, environment, and emotional wellbeing.

Learn how to break free from the grind and return to a simpler relationship with food from farmers, not factories, and home-cooked meals that are created in your kitchen, not on a conveyor belt.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I am the first to admit that I love drive-thrus, I work a lot of long hours, have three very activity children with sporting events as late as 10 pm some evening.  Also, I absolutely HATE cooking and being in the kitchen.  Making dinner, let alone finding time to eat dinner is tough.  Do I make it a priority, no....should I, of course.  So, Ditching the Drive-Thru was a very interesting and eye opening book for me.  

Natalie Winch is also a very busy and active person, so I really can't use that as an excuse, can I? What I can say is this book taught me a lot about the food industry and made me more aware of what I am buying and feed my family. My favorite chapter was 10, Taking the First Step: Turning Theory Into Practice.  This chapter explained to me how to make it work. Appendix A is all about the 30 day challenge, which I plan on doing!  Appendix B is filled with recipes (that is so helpful for someone like me).

No more excuses - I an Ditching the Drive-Thru!

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J. Natalie Winch lives in southern New Jersey, not far from where she grew up, with her husband, two children, and dogs. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, grading, or making lesson plans, Natalie runs the Hebrew School at her synagogue, coaches soccer, teaches lacto-fermentation classes, writes the occasional entry for her blog Food Empowerment (, and fights the dust bunnies that threaten to take over her family room.

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