We all do!
We just returned from a family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. There were 19 of us ranging from 7 months to 75 years old. It is a beautiful island.
We take turns with kitchen and cooking duties. It seems the fair way and it gives us all a chance to prepare our favorite dishes for each other.
My younger sister, Rachel, and I were at the market puzzling over our many dessert choices for that evening. It was our turn. Martha’s Vineyard is dotted with amazing farmers markets that also carry fresh, locally, baked goods. Yum.
We have pie people in our family and cake people. Berries were in season so the fruit pies seemed like a better (and healthier?) choice.
As if there were no other challenges or problems plaguing our souls, Rachel and I struggled over which pie to purchase. People were hovering over the freshly baked goods and the mood was getting tense. EEK……was someone drooling next to me?!
Several minutes later, my very astute sister, with a slightly frustrated tone, said so eloquently, “We eat with our eyes!”.
With that, we decided, and chose a peach/blueberry pie.
If only we could ….. eat with our eyes.
Her comment really struck me. We are bombarded everywhere with signs, restaurants, logos, and ads, for not so healthy foods. The temptations are on every corner. Vacation spots take the cake! Pun intended.
Each of us has to decide our personal strategies for resisting temptations in our lives.
I do sincerely advocate the 80/20 rule…..well, where diet is concerned.
Don’t neglect the 80%, however. The 80 keeps us healthy and wise and strong.
If only we could…. just eat with our eyes, the no-nos that is!
Cheers…. to eating with eyes open!
(A mixed berry pie. I am a pie person. You?)