I have Jeff Novick’s Fast Food DVD and I love it. It does an excellent job of showing that you can make easy, fast, cheap meals that are healthy. I’m a Registered Dietitian and work in Sacramento at the WIC Program (federal Supplemental Food Program for low-income women, infants, and children under the age of 5). Many of our clients are overweight yet undernourished. They eat a lot of fast food because it’s cheaper and more easily accessible. In low-income neighborhoods, many have difficulties getting regular fruits and vegetables, let alone organic ones. And Pomi tomatoes and Eden Foods? You’ve got to be kidding. And planning ahead for meals so you can have brown rice prepared and frozen? That’s often beyond the scope of people who are living in survival mode or working two or more jobs just to keep food on the table. Even a lot of people who have good incomes are living such busy lives that hitting a drive-through on the way home from work becomes a way of life.
Jeff’s video shows that there’s a healthy alternative to the normal standard American fast-food fare. Would it be better if we could all buy organic, BPA-free foods? Of course! But that’s not realistic. Not everyone has the time nor the means, nor can we always find them if we did. It can be a long road between a bad diet and an ideal one and just because someone can’t jump all the way from one to the other doesn’t mean they aren’t better off by making some steps in the right direction. If my clients would eat meals in Jeff’s fast food way even a few days a week, it would be a major improvement in their diets.
So thanks, Jeff, for your efforts to help educate us on our way to better health, even though not all of us are there yet 100%. Keep it up. I’ll buy every video you put out. BTW, I noticed that Fast Food is listed as Volume 1. When will there be a Volume 2?
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If you think there is any concerns, you can remove the rice from the bag and just cook it in water for 10 minutes and then drain.
Most of people won't do it, since it's faster to boil it in a plastic bag, but I always cook it like JNovickRD described
I think his ways are extremely beneficial for people who are concerned about keeping their health in a good state all year long. We should always read the nutrition table.
CNN had a story about this.
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