Many of you have heard of Michael Pollan, the famous speaker and author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma. He’s conducted a ton of research on food with some very surprising results, and has created a list of “rules for eating” that make it easier to make good decisions about eating. He has long lists of 64 rules and a short list of seven, but the first three of his list of seven are particularly apt for Dinner Daily users:
- Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
- Don’t eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can’t pronounce.
- Stay out of the middle of the supermarket; shop on the perimeter of the store. Real food tends to be on the outer edge of the store.
Lets talk about these. Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. When you look at a Dinner Daily shopping list, we don’t think you’ll find a single thing that your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food, because 90% are basic ingredients like meats, vegetables and fruits. We think she would recognize the few non-basic items like pasta sauce we use.