The 100 Acre Classroom: Would it be amazing if all children learned how to garden, raise animals and preserve food as part of their schooling? This school sounds lovely, and I wish more children had the opportunity to attend schools such as this one.
How to host a crappy dinner and see your friends more often: Do you ever feel that having people over for dinner is more about showing off than living life together? I LOVED this article on keeping things real. It’s especially important when you have young children and life is crazy at home.
Conflict of interest at the nutritionist’ annual Confab?: I’m behind the times as this article was published almost a year go, but just read it myself. I sure hope they are improving things this year! Read this snippet:
“And that wasn’t all. The sessions—the real meat and potatoes of the conference—had food industry sponsors as well. The Wheat Council hosted a presentation about how gluten intolerance was just a fad, not a real medical problem. The International Food Information Council—whose supporters include Coca-Cola, Hershey, Yum Brands, Kraft, and McDonald’s—presented a discussion in which the panelists assured audience members that genetically modified foods were safe and environmentally sustainable. In “Bringing Affordable Healthier Food to Communities,” Walmart spokespeople sang the praises of (what else?) Walmart. After lunch, I attended “Sweeteners in Schools: Keeping Science First in a Controversial Discussion.” Sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association, whose members produce and sell high-fructose corn syrup, it included a panel composed of three of the trade group’s representatives.”
30 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals: Great last minute meals that are healthy too!
Smokey Romaine and Avocado Salad: Smoked Paprika is the secret to this flavorful salad. I can’t wait to try it.
Mini Pepper Nachos: We love the little mini peppers available now, and this is a clever way to enjoy them!
This cold “cereal” made out of nuts and almond butter looks and sounds scrumptious. It’s also grain and gluten-free.
White Bean Hummus: I love traditional hummus, but this variation caught my eye too. The whole head of roasted garlic would be seriously amazing!
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