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I rarely see kids eat candy anymore. Granted, I work in schools in upper middle class areas in one of the most liberal cities in the US. But it seems like this “No Candy Kid” thing hasn’t gone unnoticed. Adam Roberts wrote a piece in the Huffington Post about this growing ” The No Candy, No Cake & No Soda Generation.”
People will for sure send hating vibes my way, but I’m in defense of funky colored foods and dare I say the “c word”…..coke!
I am not saying children should be chugging sodas and slathering blue colored, high fructose corn syrup infused ketchup on their lard fried fast food french fries. I’m just saying a little candy and chemical isn’t gonna kill or corrupt your precious kin.
And perhaps I’m hyper-sensitive because I’ve spent a good portion of my life living on a strictly “healthy” diet. Perhaps I’ve just about had it with the “all natural” or “unrefined”. Perhaps there is still a nazi living inside my brain berating me while I salivate over a blue pop tart like a teenage boy salivates during a Victoria’s Secret commercial.
I see too many moms telling their kids crazy things like that chocolate will give them STDs or whatever. And I often hear kids expressing extreme guilt about eating a cheeto. Yep, real guilt over a slightly processed nugget of deliciousness. And they aren’t even Jewish. And let me tell you parents out there, kids like to rebel.
A lot my friends who’s parents are super religious now tell God to suck it.
A lot of friends who’s parents had super strict laws about alcohol now own a kegger.
A lot of my friends who’s parents are kosher eat an uncircumcised bacon wrapped shrimp while wearing a santa hat.
Luckily, my parents were freeing in most of my decisions. And maybe if we let kids chose a little, they will be less inclined to go hog wild at the twinkie factory when they move out of the house.
If you would excuse me, an uncircumsied bacon wrapped shrimp is calling my name….
So what do you think? Are you in defense of junk?
So here is corn salad sans high fructose corn syrup.
So the parents won’t send me death threats.
All you will need is:
- 3 ears of corn, roasted or 1 cup of canned corn
- 1 roasted bell pepper (I roasted and peeled mine, but you can find them in jars)
- 3 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 half a medium jicama, chopped in little cubes
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- 2 tbs light or regular mayo or some vegan mayo you like
- salt and pepper