The cereal in question is none other than Post Raisin Bran. And the way I justify it is that it's from whole grain, and I use to have cereal everyday, so I'm not about to stop now. Just have less of it, and have better cereals. Small steps, I always say.
For lunch, I was in a rush, and I couldn't find anything great in the house, so I had a sliced conventional apple topped with organic peanut butter from Trader Joe's. What was particularly great about this particular butter of nuts is the fact that it has one ingredient: peanuts. That's it. Just organic peanuts, unblanched, unsalted, and unadulterated. Oh, and tasty too.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day (I'm not Irish or even remotely related to Irish, but I am American), we ate Meal Mart corned beef on dutch crunch rolls (from Le Boulanger) with Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard. As sides we had a bright orange heirloom tomato and boiled cabbage with lemon. Probably should not have had such a meat-centric meal, but it's St. Patty's Day (and it tasted really good). In the corned beef was sodium erythorbate, something I could not honestly describe to you, which bring us to "Da !@#$ am I eating?"
Sodium erythorbate- a salt of sodium and erythorbic acid. Used in processed meat, as well as in soft drinks. Keeps meat pink, improves flavor stability and prevents the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines. Produced from sugars in plants rich in sugar, like cane, beets, and corn.