Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed


If You Could Make One Unhealthy Food Healthy…

posted by Scot McKnight

What would it be?



Advertisement
Comments read comments(32)
post a comment
Darryl

posted January 23, 2010 at 1:31 pm


What else? Chocolate!



report abuse
 

Jamie

posted January 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm


Beer. That or sandwiches. I have intolerances to not only gluten but also brewer’s and baker’s yeast (and dairy and other things). So even if I wanted to have a beer, I can’t. And sandwiches. . . Oh, I miss those. If those two things could actually nourish my body. . . that would be a beautiful thing.



report abuse
 

tripp fuller

posted January 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm


Cigars into a vegetable!!!



report abuse
 

rob

posted January 23, 2010 at 2:45 pm


Buffalo Wings



report abuse
 

RJS

posted January 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm


Pizza



report abuse
 

Jeff Moulton

posted January 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm


Living in a family where my wife is a Pescetarian (a vegetarian who will eat fish) and my son is on a gluten-free diet, we have spent a lot of time looking for substitutes to so many un-healthy foods. But there are still a lot of things on that list. Oh, to narrow it down to one item….
Eggs come to mind, but there are enough egg substitutes available now that the “wish” in your request has become reality.
Pizza comes to mind too. But if you make pizza yourself, it becomes a pretty healthy option.
Bacon makes the short list, and none of the “healthy” alternatives appeal to me, but other than the occasional craving for a BLT, I can live without it.
I think for me, it would have to be Hollandaise Sauce. For fish, for vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke), I’ve even been known to sneak a dip or two of pork roast with it. If it weren’t for the fact that there isn’t a way to make it that isn’t about 60% butter (or other fat), it would served in this house 3-4 times a week, rather than 3-4 times per year.



report abuse
 

Kate

posted January 23, 2010 at 3:24 pm


#1. Chocolate already healthy. Trust me, I’m a doctor!
It’s rich in flavinoids (antioxidants), vitamins and minerals (one of the best natural sources for Magnesium) as well as containing serotonins, which are anti-depressant.
Just stick to the high quality, high cocoa solids versions (70% or more)and don’t overdo it. A small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood pressure and lower LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) by up to 10%.



report abuse
 

MattR

posted January 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm


Well said Tripp (#3)! :)
As a Southern California guy, I’d add…
Carne Asada Burritos!
Lots of sour cream, LOTS of cheese… guacamole!
A little taste of paradise :)
Or anything that’s a yummy carb-o-licious pastry.
Now I just feel like this is a confession post…



report abuse
 

Kate

posted January 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm


#6 Jeff, what’s unhealthy about eggs? I know they used to be considered too high in cholesterol, but it is now well established that it is saturated fat rather than cholesterol consumption which leads to high levels of LDL (bad)cholesterol in the blood. Eggs, which contain mainly polyunsaturated fats, can actually help to reduce blood cholesterol levels if used to replace saturated fats in the diet.



report abuse
 

Ben

posted January 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm


Krispy Kreme donuts



report abuse
 

John

posted January 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm


Is wine a food?



report abuse
 

Barb

posted January 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm


having recently embarked on a diet that strives to cut sugar intake to a very low limit, i’m now aware of the grams of sugar in most processed foods. ALSO, i’m learning how to make a healthier alternative that’s just as satisfying (more so if you consider the benefits of lowering your sugar intake) THEREfore my answer is the God didn’t design any unhealthy food for us–BUT we have somehow made it unhealthy through our over indulgence.
All that said the one that thing that I had to cut and that was staple in my house was honey.



report abuse
 

Ben H

posted January 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm


Scrapple



report abuse
 

Mike M

posted January 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm


Pork: make the unclean, clean.



report abuse
 

Marcus

posted January 23, 2010 at 4:49 pm


Bacon Cheese Burgers! I could eat one everyday!



report abuse
 

Paul Bruggink

posted January 23, 2010 at 5:19 pm


Big Macs



report abuse
 

John W Frye

posted January 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm


POTATO CHIPS!!



report abuse
 

MatthewS

posted January 23, 2010 at 5:39 pm


Ice Cream



report abuse
 

Debbie

posted January 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm


Any food that has a combination of carbs and fat.
French fries
Chips
Cheese crackers.. yes, even the goldfish kind.
John @11…. Wine is healthy for you!



report abuse
 

pilgrimscrybe

posted January 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm


McD’s Fish Sandwich.



report abuse
 

Linea

posted January 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm


Kate – I love you! There are two of my favs that just became healthy. I think I’ll celebrate with some chocolate. The eggs will wait for breakfast.



report abuse
 

JamesG.

posted January 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm


Five Guys bacon cheeseburger. No doubt.



report abuse
 

Pat

posted January 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm


CHOCOLATE! Oh sure, they say dark chocolate is better for you. But it’s not like you can sit down and hit a whole box of dark chocolate and not gain weight.



report abuse
 

Julie Clawson

posted January 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm


define healthy. is this just “lower in calories” or “provides healthy nutrients for your body”?
but assuming a bit of both, I’d say
avocados
wine
chips and queso (all at once of course)



report abuse
 

christine

posted January 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm


Avocados and wine in moderation, particularly red, ARE healthy,
so enjoy, Julie! :-)



report abuse
 

Clint Wrede

posted January 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm


Mmm, ice cream.



report abuse
 

DAK

posted January 23, 2010 at 11:55 pm


Spam!!!



report abuse
 

Kate

posted January 24, 2010 at 2:30 am


Pat@23 It’s not just that dark chocolate is better for you than milk, but that it is actively good for you, ie better to eat some than none. But no, sadly eating a whole box is not a good idea, the recommended daily intake is “a small bar”.



report abuse
 

Joanie

posted January 24, 2010 at 8:27 am


Sugar. So if I eat candy, cookies, pies, cakes, whatever, I am covered!



report abuse
 

Craig

posted January 24, 2010 at 8:58 am


Krispy Kremes !!!



report abuse
 

mike swalm

posted January 24, 2010 at 11:00 am


definitely buffalo wings with the bleu cheese dressing. mmmmmmmm



report abuse
 

Matt

posted January 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm


BEEF!!! Any kind, any cut, any amount.



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Jesus Creed. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!  

posted 11:15:58am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Our Common Prayerbook 30 - 3
Psalm 30 thanks God (vv. 1-3, 11-12) and exhorts others to thank God (vv. 4-5). Both emerge from the concrete reality of David's own experience. Here is what that experience looks like:Step one: David was set on high and was flourishing at the hand of God's bounty (v. 7a).Step two: David became too

posted 12:15:30pm Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get a

posted 6:01:52am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Almost Christian 4
Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don't do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean's new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Ou

posted 12:01:53am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Let's Get Neanderthal!
The Cave Man Diet, or Paleo Diet, is getting attention. (Nothing is said about Culver's at all.) The big omission, I have to admit, is that those folks were hunters -- using spears or smacking some rabbit upside the conk or grabbing a fish or two with their hands ... but that's what makes this diet

posted 2:05:48pm Aug. 30, 2010 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.