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Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill

If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?


This is today’s Daily Prompt and I just had to answer that question. With a resounding …… Maybe!

For me this is a question to be pondered, thought about, asked again and again in my mind. Why you might ask? For several reasons.

One, I have a food blog. Yeah I do as most of you know. Change is Good….Right??  Now having that food blog means I like cooking. I like smelling the food cooking. I like experimenting with recipes. And don’t forget the tasting! I mean who can forget that first warm mouthful of great tasting food? The feel of it on your tongue. The spices rolling around your mouth, waking your taste buds up!

Close your eyes and remember that special meal you had. Maybe it was a new dish you’ve never tried before. Or maybe it was an old favorite. Close your eyes and remember the pleasure it gave you. Think you can get that in a pill? No way!

Pop a pill, take a sip of water and poof you’re done for that meal! BORING!!


Think of all the time spent cooking meals. Planning meals. Shopping for meals. Eating meals. That my friend is a lot of time! Time that could be spent doing other things. Like blogging! Or jogging! Or painting! Or reading! Or writing! You get the picture.

Also, I’m diabetic. I take shots and pills for it. I also have to watch what I eat very carefully. Be on a schedule. All that to keep my blood sugars stable. Talk about a pain in the…. you know what. Now if all I had to do was take a pill to get all I needed in a meal. Would that take care of the diabetes? Maybe. I wouldn’t be eating real food, so my sugars would be nil. Right? At least that is my thinking. Things to seriously consider.

Let me know what you think. I love comments!




I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

22 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill

  1. My initial thought was a resounding YES! Then I began to think…no aromas or tastes of food would make life rather dull. Can we cheat and have pills during the week and real food at the weekend? Saves a good chunk of time but we can still enjoy food.


  2. Jackie, I too would say yes, at first. I hate to cook, would love for the kitchen to always be clean, hate planning meals… I have always said I wish I didn’t need to eat to be alive.

    But the thing is, I hate taking time to prepare my own meals, food is food, unless its ripe from the garden. To never again savor a just plucked from the garden strawberry? So, just like Mandy, I would say yes but only if I could supplement when my garden is producing.


    1. I can understand that Lois. Some people don’t like to cook or clean up afterward. I like to cook, but cleaning? ugh. So I could go for that. 🙂


  3. I thought of this as texmati rice cooked on the stove. The aroma is just amazing. I couldn’t do it. I have to smell my food like Hawkeye on Mash…no pills…must have full tactile experience.


  4. I would probably say “yes” to this. I cook out of necessity. I make pretty much everything from scratch and do my best to make meals interesting and fun. But, I don’t get much pleasure from the process. I would much rather be doing other things.


  5. I have a sign that says “The only reason I have a kitchen is because it came with the house”. I like to cook for company but not so much just for me alone. I like the CRUNCH of food. A pill just wouldn’t get me there. Dietary restrictions can make life tough. But cooking can be as creative as painting a picture. I vote no on the pills, dirty dishes and all.


    1. that’s what dishwash machines are for. 🙂 I think I would miss cooking and really would miss the taste and texture of food.


  6. I’m not takin’ no stinkin’ pill!

    I had a smoothie for lunch that consisted of 1 frozen banana, 2 tbls. cocoa powder, 2 tbls. natural peanut butter, a splash of coconut milk, and a pinch of cinnamon. 2/3 cup cold water in the blender with it all to make it drinkable, and I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I might have to have it for lunch again tomorrow. 🙂

    But I understand your dilemma.


    1. Would you believe I have never had a smoothie?? Truth lady! Mostly because a lot of fruit raises my blood sugars. But I might have to try one. Yours sound delish! 🙂


        1. Thanks. took a look and they sound really good, and easy too. I like the idea of making up bags, freezing them and then making them. Hmmm, I might have to get a blender then too huh? haha! Wallmart here I come! 😉


      1. “Dilute” — TONS of ice, 1/2 the recipe, slanted toward what you can “count” in your food plan (p’nut butter’s ok, right?).

        Drink immediately – lousy when it melts! Drink WITH a bit of something that helps even out the “dump.”

        I once made it thru’ a NY summer on iced-coffee “smoothies” – fat-free yogurt instead of milk or cream, flavored with those teensy-tiny bottles made by companies like McCormick – TINY drop or you will have room deodorizer but nothing drinkable.

        (Glad to note you understand you need a blender — get one that smushes ice – not all do)

        NOBODY should have to give up smoothies!



        1. Well I will have to be careful with peanut butter (it’s one of my go-to things if I need to raise my blood sugar). But a little won’t hurt too much.

          I might have to ‘experiment’. Some things I can handle in small doses. Certain fruits raise my BS’s more then others.

          I really do want to try a smoothie. I feel so left out. 😉

          Thanks for the tips Madelyn.


          1. My sister used M&Ms!! There are a lot of smoothies that aren’truit-based, btw.

            Just avoid the aspartame – neurotoxic BIGtime. Did the research. NO way – and it is in *everything.* read labels. (Sucrolose a better choice).


          2. I know aspartame is bad news. But here in Canada it is almost impossible to find anything else. I know about the non-fruit smoothies. I will just have to do lots of experimenting. haha! I love experiments.


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