I went on a shopping trip with my parents last weekend, and on the way home, we decided to stop in at Wing Stop to get dinner for ourselves and take out for the rest of the family at home.
Now, my family (me, kids, etc...) doesn't eat out very much. Actually, my idea of eating out is going to Starbucks and getting unsweetened iced black coffee. Or chowing on a real salad at Sweet Tomatoes (and not the other "food" they offer there). You can imagine my feelings upon entering this little wing joint.
They don't even have salad, unless you consider mayo-coleslaw salad. And I don't. I was hungry though -- I ordered some naked chicken wings without sauce and veggie sticks.
But I watched my mom and dad dig into their wings. I, know in this world people eat wings. And as a treat, it isn't something to fret over. But what worried me most about the place was watching folks load their 64-ounce cups full of soda. Who the heck drinks a half gallon of Dr. Pepper? That would make me so sick to my stomach.
I was glad to be out of there (although I smelled like fried chicken!). The reason I am telling you this story is because November 16 is National Fast Food Day, and I can't even understand why anyone would want to celebrate one of the leading causes of obesity, so this year, I'd like you to join me in boycotting fast food by eating at home.
Instead of fast food loaded with sodium, try one of my favorite "copycat" recipes that are way healthier for you!
Spinach Feta Wrap (from Kitchen Treaty)
Chicken Nuggets (from Damn Delicious)
Animal Style Fries (from PopSugar)
Chicken Burrito Rice Bowl (from The Honour System)
Mexican Pizza (from Persnickety Plates)