Good morning, reader friends! Today I have some good info about breakfast cereals, a story to gross you out, a favor to ask and some of our Christmas decorations to show you. Also, if you'd like, you can share your shopping successes with us so far this Christmas season. 🙂
- How is your shopping going? Has anyone found a screaming deal that you’re dying to tell us about? I saved about $40 using Meijer Santa Bucks last weekend, but that’s it for me…definitely not as good as previous years when I got up at 2:00 a.m. for Black Friday. I didn’t need anything on sale bad enough to do that this year.
- Do you want to be grossed out? You’ll never eat another Lunchable again and you certainly will never again be tempted to give them to your kids when you read this post from psychic lunch: Food or Food stuff?
- I received an email last week with an interesting link to a site all about breakfast cereals. “The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University spent a year studying food marketing practices and nutrient composition of breakfast cereals, specifically those marketed to kids. In addition to tons of really appalling info about the amount of food marketing kids as young as two are seeing, we found that the least healthy cereals are the ones most frequently and aggressively marketed to kids.” Go to www.cerealfacts.org to read the full report and get details on specific cereals. One thing I wish had been covered but they didn’t get into was the extrusion process that most breakfast cereals go through. There’s not much out there on extruders and the high heat and high pressure that the food is put through to make little shapes or puffs, but Sally Fallon often talks about its dangers. Also, have you seen my post, “What’s wrong with breakfast cereals?”
- Here's an old-ish post with pics of our home at Christmas. There are also some ideas here (and in the comments) about tweaking/adapting traditional Christmas recipes to make them a little more nutritious.
Have a great week!