Despite what the USDA says, I believe food can be divided into three groups:
- Good-Good Food = tasty and healthy [i.e. a pear and goat cheese salad]
- Good-Bad Food = tasty, but unhealthy [i.e. chicken tenders and fries]
- Bad-Bad Food = neither particularly tasty, nor healthy [see illustration]
While I love spending time with my parents, their quick-picnic is certainly a smorgasbord of the later. I like to pride myself on not being a snob...and I'll never pass up a can of Coke or an Oreo...but potted meat, that's another story.