This month I am making a healthy switch and the money that I save by not eating an un-healthy food will be donated as a part of the Champions For Kids Jennie-O Make the Switch Challenge! It was not an easy thing for me to decide on because my family generally eats pretty healthy. I know that I post a lot of delicious desserts on my blog, but we really don’t indulge in them as often as it seems. We also are not pop (soda/ coke) drinkers. I got to thinking a little more and then realized that there is one thing I know we could eat a lot less of… and that is chips!
(while post processing I made note of how incredibly ORANGE these things are!)
Welcome to the Snackmosphere! LOL Do you know what the “Snackmosphere” is? It is the air that escapes when you open a bag of chips or other “Junk Food”. The Doritos in the pic above definitely have the Snackmosphere going for them, but they REALLY lack in the nutrition department. I see no point in trying to demonize a particular food, but I think there needs to be clear lines drawn when it comes to foods that have more chemical names (that I can’t pronounce) than REAL ingredients. A typical bag of Nacho Flavored Doritos contains a bunch of ingredients including mono-sodium glutamate and partially hydrogenated oils. This may be okay once every few months in moderation, but I noticed that we have been buying chips like these much more often than this!
I won’t be buying any chips for the month of May! Instead, the money that I will save by not buying chips, will be going to the Mission Mid-Del (also known as Master’s Market) a food and clothing pantry in Midwest City, OK.
This food pantry is very near and dear to my heart because it was started by the church that I grew up in. It all began in 1992 when Meadowood Baptist Church decided to take the church outside of its walls and start ministering to the apartment complexes near them. As they ministered under the name Mission Mid-Del, they realized the great need some had for food and clothing.
In 1993 Mission Mid Del was able to open up Master’s Market to provide food for the hungry and clothes for the needy. They are still going strong and providing the much needed assistance to many in my hometown. I am excited to be able to give a food donation from the money I save not eating chips to this worthy cause! It makes not eating Doritos for a month (something I should do anyway) a much more exciting thing! I realized that we could save up to $30.00/ month by getting rid of the chip habit… amazing! I decided to spend a little more than that, but saving that $30.00 is a good start. When purchasing the food I noticed all the healthy Jennie-O products that are available. Many kids don’t get a good source of protein and so I made sure I included these healthy meats in my shopping trip.
I just love the Jennie-O Turkey Burgers… great for the grill and as easy as opening up the package!
Jennie-O has great prices for ground turkey. I found these 1 pounders for just under #3.00!
You may wonder what turkey ham tastes like, but it tastes surprisingly just like ham. We love it!!! You can see the rest of my shopping trip on Google Plus!
Will you join me in making a healthy switch and donating healthy foods to a local food pantry? Together we can all make a difference… In fact, Champions for Kids is on a Mission to which is helping mobilize millions of people across America and beyond to be a force for good in their communities. The goal is to mobilize 20 million people by 2020! There is no better time to join in on the Champions for Kids than now!
(a shot I got of the “Super Moon”!)
I don’t know about you, but I want to make a difference… even if it is small I just want to do my part. I was noticing the amazing “Super Moon” last night and it got me to thinking about how small I am, but that I serve a big God in which helps me to be a part of big things. I truly believe that by serving our communities we will see just how much of an impact we can really have! I hope you can join us in this Make the Switch. Share below how you will be helping out or something that you are already a part of in your community!
To find out more please visit these sites!
- Champions for Kids Website
- Champions for Kids Facebook
- Jennie-O Website
- Jennie-O CFK Project Card
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