Don’t Ruin It

I am sure I know what my son (and plenty of other meat-a-tarians that we know and love) would look at this picture and think “don’t ruin it“.

Too often we take a perfectly simple and good thing – even if it not actually “good” for you – and make it complicated or so healthy that no one really enjoys it.

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies are a good example but admittedly I am basing this belief on others’ opinions as I have never tried one single GF CC cookie.  I am not sure it is worth the risk…However, that being said, gluten free chocolate cake, as in the famous flour-less chocolate cake is perfectly delicious. Why? It was designed to be that way.

Take away the sugar in some beverages and they are fine. Remove them from others (Skinny Girl® anything cocktails for example) and they are scary!!  I don’t know what it is they use to replace the natural sugar found in cranberry juice, OJ or simple syrup but it gives me a wicked migraine with just 1/2 a glass.

Keep it pure, simple – fattening and decadent if that is what it is supposed to be. Then, create or design a new product altogether that is healthy by being naturally salt, sugar, fat or gluten free.

Don’t get me wrong, while I think avocado and pickled onions on a hot dog would be wonderful for a change, I am certain that most would just prefer them the good old-fashioned way, fattening, full of salt and let’s not mention the rest.  Please.

I happen to like hot dogs – half ketchup and half spicy mustard – maybe some chopped onions, shredded cheddar and chili if Lisa made it, but please, don’t ruin it with all kinds of crazy healthy stuff!  I will eat my quinoa, goat cheese and arugula in a side salad thank you very much, the way it is supposed to be.

~ Dawn aka Hat Girl

Healthy Hot Dogs?

Healthy Hot Dogs?  (Ok, if you you really want to know more, check out Cooking Light – as shown on their June 2016 cover.)

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