I personally grew up around the time when convenience foods were getting great publicity (remember all those cereal characters like “Tony the Tiger” and “Toucan Sam?”). As the youngest of 4 kids, my mom could barely keep up with our schedules and bottomless stomachs. (My nickname was Garbola, the human garbage disposal…affectionately given to me by my 3 older brothers who I could out-eat any night of the week.) Even though Tony, Sam, and the Fry Guys have bit the dust, MAN, has the packaged food industry really stepped it up for busy parents.
My Nemesis Has a First Name…it’s O-S-C-A-R.
It’s a tough world out there to compete with the likes of cute little Lunch-ables in all their slimy glory or Golden Arches in all of their slimy pink stuff. Not only am I NOT the Martha-mom who would consider making sailboats out of cheese and crackers or an origami fruit crane, I definitely can’t compete with perfectly round stacks of “ham” and plastic toys du jour.
On some level, we all know that this processed crap we’re feeding ourselves and our families is merely…crap. Hey, I’m not here to judge you. I’m sure you do that enough for the whole PTA. I can offer you mountains of research, charts, and reasons why to literally CUT THE CRAP, but I also get that in the 11th hour when they’re screaming in the backseat, your stomach is growling like a bear who hasn’t eaten in days, and all you have at home is frozen waffles, a jar of artichokes, and 3 cans of tuna…those golden arches appear to have a light shining down from the heavens.
At Conveniently Natural, we only want you to fork into good, clean, real food. Not only is it good for your health, but it’s good for our community and our environment. We have mastered the art of reading food labels and make a promise to you that our meals are free of artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors, flavors; hormones, antibiotics, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, nitrates/nitrites, and all other faux foods out there.