When we think of salads, what first comes to mind is a vibrant bowl of nutritious veggies, superfoods, nuts, seeds, and protein. Some creamy avocado doesn’t hurt! And, of course, a light and low-fat dressing. Even if you’re not overly concerned about your health, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that drowning salad in mayonnaise isn’t wise.
Surely, we can’t be the only ones who believe it defeats the purpose of a “salad?” It’s a little wild to imagine how baby boomers ate salads this way. A time when generously slathering broccoli with heaps of mayo was totally acceptable. Our minds are blown!
Juice From Concentrate
Baby Boomers might raise their eyebrows at the sky-high prices of freshly squeezed juice. Honestly, we get it—nobody should have to shell out $5 for a glass of orange juice. But there are other solutions that won't break the bank - cartons of fresh-squeezed and affordable orange juice available at your local store. It’s a much better option than dealing with the hassle of concentrated juice from a can.
Who remembers those? The process of thawing the concentrate, mixing it with water, and waiting an eternity for it to be ready. Boomers seemingly had plenty of time back in the day. Frankly, it just seems like way more trouble than it's worth. We’re all for the convenience and affordability of store-bought fresh-squeezed juice — a win-win situation for both your taste buds and your wallet.
Savory Jell-O Products
Plain Jell-O might be passable in some situations. Say you have food poisoning, and you’re desperate for some relief. Or, you’re in the hospital when the mere thought of consuming anything else is unbearable. But the monstrosity known as Jell-O salads is hand-down the absolute worst food to have come out of America in the 1970s.
But here's the kicker. "Jell-O for salads" doesn't even contain actual vegetables. Instead, they're flavored with a peculiar imitation vegetable medley seasoning. We're baffled how this trend even began and managed to remain so popular. Jell-O as a substitute for vegetables. Now we’ve seen everything.
Call us millennials picky, but food should taste, feel, look, smell, and sound good. Meatloaf just doesn’t cut it. Baby Boomers may have had their reasons for mixing the odds and ends of meat into an unassuming, unglamorous brown loaf. But we can't help but find meatloaf a tad unappealing.
What's up with that mysterious brown glaze on the outside? Why is there so much oil? And how does it taste so distinctly “brown?” In today's health-conscious world, it's no surprise that meatloaf doesn't quite fit the bill. We get the nostalgia around it, but this one’s a hard pass.
Why choose Mrs. Dash when there are entire shelves, stores, and even companies dedicated to spices in this day and age? The iconic Boomer spice blend has stood the test of time. But please, let us retire it already! Sure, this spicy mix might be a flavor bomb. But remember, there's always a catch when it comes to any kind of salt substitutes.
Take a closer look at the ingredients to see what we mean - at least 15 and counting! Chat with your doctor, especially if you're dealing with kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, or diabetes. Better safe than sorry.