Hospital cafeteria food is disgusting. Also? It's ridiculously expensive. For these reasons, I bring my lunch nearly every day. Unless it is potato soup day. You can't go wrong with a bowl of potato soup for a buck fifty, that's what I always like to say. Really, I like to say that. People pass me on the street and offer a friendly "hello." In return, I share my potato soup wisdom, they nod, and it's as though a deep understanding has passed between us.
But aside from the cheap soup (which I eat on occasion while pretending I don't know that it came from a huge vat of processed goop that has most likely been sitting in a warehouse for six months) the food prices here are outrageous. Scarlette's had cranial ultrasounds that cost less than a lunch plate. I know this because of that time the hospital accidentally sent me a bill for every. single. day. in. February.
So in order to try to save money and be healthy, I've been using Southern Savers. This is hard for me to learn because I can barely add. I did, however, manage to snag a few free pints of blueberry Greek yogurt. I was excited about this because A) yummy snack B) free and C) I've been reading about all of the natural benefits of Greek yogurt.
My thoughts related to Greek Yogurt are as follows:
1) It is disgusting. Seriously, that tastes like I put a spoonful of blueberry flavored paste in my mouth. And not like Elmer's glue. More like rubber cement.
2) The words LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES splashed across the packaging disturb me. I keep eyeing this pint of yogurt, waiting for it to move across the table on it's own. My mind is unable to look at it without imagining tons of tiny, squirmy little micro-organisms. I love micro-things. My own daughter is a micro-preemie. However, her being live and active is cute and sweet and darling. My yogurt being live and active is squicky and makes me gag. This imagery problem is also what prevents me from eating such foods as ratatouille or munchkins .
3) Posts like this are why no one asks me to write paid product reviews. Stupid yogurt.