Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Food for Thought

A few weeks ago, Forrest and I were at Barnes & Noble when I came across this neat book called “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.” I was attracted to title and the cover (I think I have a growing passion for food) but the way it is written is so easy to read and it has really interesting facts. I had to get it! Anyways, I thought I would share some good facts straight from the book.

Food book

On the subject of ORGANIC: the author is very “pro-organic.” He states that he buys it whenever he can. I have not completely converted, but after reading what this author has to say, I might make a few changes in the way I grocery shop.

So what exactly does the term mean? Well, it is meant to describe where the food comes from and how it is grown. The whole movement began to go against the marketplace and go back to a time when animals were not fed growth hormones, steroids, and antibiotics and crops were not treated with artificial chemicals to make them look more appealing.

Consider this quote from the author, “The quality of the food we eat comes from the quality of the food our food eats.” 

And here is a tip from the author: since organic can be expensive and inconvenient, check out a local farmers market if you have one and if you can, get to know the people that grow and raise it.

Organic bag

I think I might try this out, especially when the weather gets nice. It just gives me a good excuse to get outside and maybe even get a cute, fun shopping bag!

And while we are on the subject of food, if you like meatloaf, here is a good “good for you” recipe from Rachel Ray:

Tex-Mex Meatloaves

1 comment:

Snider Family said...

Keep the recipes comin' sis!