It always baffles me that we forget the vast array of plant-foods, whole foods, foods that are grown and produced without violence, bloodshed, inhumane conditions and processes, and that are sustainable and not harmful to our planet. This kind of mindlessness really speaks to the decades of social conditioning, commercialism and advertising schema that we have allowed ourselves to be fooled with.
Since the post war era especially, the American culture is particularly guilty of enabling and perpetuating food falsehoods. We are a protein obsessed, carbohydrate counting, calorie counting, allergy riddled, processed food addicted, chemically dependent (i.e. prescription meds/pharmaceuticals too), environmentally careless, obesity stricken, life threatening diseased disabled (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, alzeheimer's, etc....) and we don't seem to care. Until we're told we're about to die.
Now to be fair, I don't want to discount the many people out their the truly don't fit into this mold, but the truth is that by and large, we are this way. I was too at one point.
So here it is, my basic daily food intake:
oh and I wanted to add this one too!! http://veganfamilymeals.blogspot.com/2012/04/vegan-reubens.html