Bacon is the Comeback Kid. Foodies are more excited about it than ever. Creative recipes sizzle all over web: chocolate-covered bacon, bacon ice cream, bacontinis, and more. Whether it is rebellion against chia seed or an unabashed reclamation of hedonism, eating bacon is IN. But how much SHOULD we eat if no bacon is truly “nitrate-free”?
Public school lunches have been the butt of jokes for generations. Upon closer inspection of the school cafeteria, however, we’re finding that mystery meat ain’t so funny anymore. As the second largest nutritional assistance program in the nation, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) [.pdf] should come under scrutiny. It serves over 30 million kids [...]
Imagine a place where you can find all of the locally grown, fresh picked, organic produce that you could ever want. A place that has handcrafted clothing and jewelry, locally tapped maple syrup, eggs harvested from free range chickens that very morning, homemade ice cream, and soap made from natural ingredients. That’s a Farmer’s Market.
Literacy skills are the strongest predictor of health status, more than age, income, employment status, education level or racial/ethnic group. Most adult Americans read at an 8th to 9th grade level, with 20% of us falling below a 5th grade level. So why do we write most health care materials above the 10th grade level?
Healthy snacking is all about portions and planning. We all live busy lives, so having healthful food that is easy to eat on the run is a great way to make sure we have plenty of energy and plenty of time. And with summer coming up, healthy snacks can keep your diet in tact and make sure your bathing suit doesn’t revolt against you.
Looking for a quick, easy, “grab and go” type recipe? Eden’s Spicy Toasted Nori Strips aren’t just great for homemade sushi. They can be used in all kinds of snacks. Wrap up some cut-up cucumber, scallions, avocado and carrots in some nori strips and you’ve got yourself a tasty snack that will beat the pants of anything Subway could offer.
If you’re looking for a fun and quick way to introduce your children to growing their own food, sprouting seeds is a great place to start. It’s quick, cheap, extremely nutritious, clean (no dirt under the fingernails!), is arguably the most local food source EVER, and is super simple. If you can pour water into a cup, then you can sprout seeds.
This recipe from the book Crazy Sexy Diet is called “I Am Loved Nori Rolls”. It sounded so good that I decided to try it out with my kids. It was a big hit, with both kids eating at least one roll themselves, and asking me to make more. Making sushi at home is healthier and cheaper than going out to eat it and this recipe is a great place to start.
More people than not are all too familiar with the diet roller coaster. Crazy diets and food delivery services exist for any trend you can find, but can organic fruit and vegetable diets be just as crazy? Diets that encourage eating 2 pounds of bananas at a time would seem so…the difference is they might actually work.