Turning Unhealthy, Healthy

This is the final post in the series in an effort to convince Safeway CEO, Steven Byrd to hire food concierges in every Safeway store across America. In this last post I want to talk in more detail about taking our favorite unhealthy recipes and making them better for your overall being.

The first I want to talk about is fast food. Just because you are craving a burger and fries does not necessarily mean that you cannot have that. Just don’t run out to the nearest McDonald’s to satisfy your craving. What about making one at home? Buy some ground beef and put it on the BBQ. I bet it would taste better than fast food, and would definitely be healthier than having one at a restaurant. Now for the fries. I have a bit of a french fry addiction myself, but there is hope, we don’t have to give them up entirely. It is simple to make them at home with this recipe for baked french fries. So much healthier than the deep fried ones I love so much from In ‘N Out.

And what about instead of the caloric pumpkin beverage at Starbucks, you make your own low cal one at home. There are a lot of ways to cut calories without cutting taste, it just takes a little research.

If there was someone in your local grocery store to help you figure out healthy alternatives to the foods we already love we could start to make little changes to the issues surrounding food and diet in this country.


November 2, 2012. Uncategorized.


  1. natalieroseanderson replied:

    I love the recipes you provided in this post, as burgers, french fries and pumpkin spice lattes are amongst some of my favorite things 🙂 I think you take a really good approach in providing healthy alternatives to not-so-healthy favorites, as opposed to insisting that these things be cut out of our diets all together.

  2. carolyncroce replied:

    I love reading this blog because I love to eat, I love to cook, and I try to do so healthily, but I could definetely use some guidance to help to choose the healthiest options. I think its an awesome point that you make here, to not ignore the craving but instead to make the food at home!

  3. Caitlin Marisela replied:

    This is a great idea for a blog and I think it would be very beneficial in today’s fast food, frozen dinner society. The recipes you provided look like great alternatives. Hopefully, I can get my roommate to try making them seeing as I’d more than likely burn the house down!

  4. camelsays replied:

    I agree. When we are so hungry, we forget what is important and just follow our cravings! Having someone at the market to guide us during these urges would be fabulous and extremely beneficial for many.

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