It is difficult these days to make a menu plan that is affordable yet doesn't contain unhealthy ingredients. I have found that shopping at discount stores like Aldi (which carries some organic products at a reasonable price) helps, but the choices are still limited.
It is with great interest - and trepidation - that I have been reading the book Modified, by Caitlin Shetterly. This book rips the GMO industry wide open. To be honest, I am really frightened for our children and future grandchildren. Our country has allowed our food supply to be completely altered into some sort of Frankenstein experiment that, quite "frankly", is killing us.
What originally drew me to this book is that Shetterly suffered much the same symptoms of physical distress as I have in the past several years. For me, it is only getting worse in spite of medication. Shetterly's own journey toward finding answers came in the form of an allergist who decided that her problem was a reaction to genetically modified (GMO) corn. Once she weeded out corn completely, and put herself, her husband, and son on an organic, non-GMO diet, her health returned. In fact, her husband and son were healthier too.
If you are squeamish and hate to hear anything that can be construed as a threat to your health and well being, don't read this book or others like it. Of course, you would be burying your head in the sand and accomplishing nothing. If you are afraid of the giant GMO companies and others who are pro-GMO, again, bury your head in the sand and pray that you don't get sick. However, if you want to know more and then take action, a simple search on the internet can help you link up with groups who are trying their hardest to fight this stuff and restore health to the American people.
Okay, so what is my plan for the week?
Enchiladas (home-made filling and sauce)
Roast Beef & Root Vegetables
Leftover BBQ Beef Ribs Wrapped in Flatbreads
Grilled Chicken Thighs
Pizza & Pop
On Your Own