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Eat This Not That! or That and That and That...

 Lauren recently fell in love with this book called "Eat This Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide" which catalogs what the best, most healthy items are in a supermarket. It lets you know when to buy organic or not, what the amrketing lingo on a package actually means, and what ingredients/products should be avoided. 

The other night I had a mission: go to the store and pick up a few things (some refried beans, tortillas, cheese, popcorn, milk, etc.). As I wandered through the store looking for said items, I found myself frozen. I couldn't find some of the specific items in the book - was the better popcorn to buy Jolly Pop's "Healthy Pop" or Pop Secret's "Light?" Did I want fat free refried beans or organic black beans? I tried applying some of the lessons learned from the book but started getting them all mixed up.

I felt that this was a test of my supermarket skills and I shouldv'e studied better and written better notes. But to be fair, the questions were different - none of the products I wrote down were carried by the store! In the end, I think I ended up doing ok; yes, non-organic banana's were acceptable and it was good to stay away from products with huge ingredient lists.

Next time, I'll just bring the book.

This book: http://www.amazon.com/This-That-Supermarket-Survival-Guide/dp/1605298387/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1245682529&sr=8-1

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It's kinda funny. I'd just finished having a conversation qith my mother about the book and how we're going to use it. Then I read this.