Mmm….sugar (I write this only half an hour after eating some ice cream). I have been sensitive to sugar for as long as I can remember. And when you add that sensitivity to pregnancy hormones, let’s just say it gets interesting. With my diminished appetite and rapid fullness lately, I’ve been a touch picky with my food. More bread and simple carbs have found their way than I’d prefer (and my mood swings show it!). Thankfully I can eat cooked ...
Sounds great, right? Don’t diet, live healthy. How happy would everyone be to never “diet” again? Perhaps some day the word diet will actually mean “what people eat” instead of some thing that someone goes on and off of, repeatedly. Sadly, this awesome tagline came from a commercial for Healthy Choice – Top Chef meals. Frozen and packaged foods CAN be useful. And there are definitely worse options out there than these products. I did my best to find you an ingredient ...
“Whole Grains” is one of the very popular buzzwords in food and health today. It’s no surprise then that the Food Industry is jumping on the bandwagon and advertising whole grains in many products. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has an excellent guide on whole grains and recently got press coverage exposing the problems with labeling of whole grains. Here’s a picture from a friend of mine, one of the rare honest labels out there:
More headlines about nutrition that make me think, “Seriously?” Standard American Diet needs boost to offset poor nutritional habits – They don’t call it SAD for nothing. I’d much rather see an article talking about CHANGING the SAD diet, as opposed to supplementing to offset bad choices. More and more bandaids will not eliminate the problem. Want to lose weight? Trade sugary drinks for water – I’m amused that some organization FUNDED this research! One nice thing that came out ...
I love food. And today is the day about love, right? I’ve always loved food, but my food didn’t always love me.
As crazy as my tomato garden got, I LOVE it. This first season of container tomato gardening was QUITE a learning experience. My first harvest is done, and the second round of fruits is coming in now on both the Cherokee purple and yellow pear tomatoes. And my pepper plants are FINALLY blooming! Here’s a visual record of the last month or two….
Of all the veggie questions I get, the most common is how to keep things fresh. This is THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE list I’ve ever seen. Love it. Thank you Washington’s Green Grocer! How to store veggies without plastic I plan on printing this up and sticking it right on my fridge for quick reference! And if your leafy greens get gross? Add them to an omelet or quiche.
I love pictures, and I love corporate wellness, so this is perfect! [Source: ShapeUp]
In an ideal world, everyone makes fresh food every day, from great, fresh ingredients. We all eat whole foods grown locally and plenty of vegetables. HA! Ideal is very often NOT reality. So what is someone to do when they want to be healthy?
Here are some more garden pictures so you can get the full scope. Some of the plants are almost as tall as me, and all of my tomato plants have baby fruit on them!