Did I mention how much I love writing for my blog, especially when there’s a good old-fashioned rant brewing inside me? Last week’s post on vaccinations got a lot of you riled up right along with me (which is why I love all of you, reader friends!), and later this week I have a follow up post where I’ll be asking for your advice…
Also, tomorrow is the 1st Tuesday, so get your posts and comments ready to share your Kitchen Goals of the Month! (Feel free to grab this picture to use at your blog if you do a post on it, and then don’t forget to leave your link in tomorrow’s comments.)
- Wait ‘til you read this juicy bit of news: “A special article published today in the journal Nutrition sharply criticizes the recent Report of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). Authors Hite et al. argue the Report fails to conform to the standards of evidence-based medicine, despite its claimed reliance on a newly created USDA Nutrition Evidence Library. The authors call the DGAC to task for failing to consider recent scientific results while at the same time further confusing the American public.” Read the whole article. (Thanks to Kimberly for letting me know about this.)
- Have you “liked” my Facebook page yet? (Or asked your friends to?) The only thing is that I hope you guys are patient with me. When life gets crazy that’s the first to go, so sometimes I’m on a lot, other times not so much. I just posted on there about our delicious dinner yesterday, though – you may want to go read about it.
- I love how those in the Real Foodie world have taught me to question everything. Recently Sarah got me thinking about the issue of prenatal ultrasounds. (I never thought twice about those with my pregnancies.) Read it and see what you think…
- I finally got into Katie’s Healthy Snacks to Go e-book that I purchased a while back, and wow, it’s FULL of information! I even got to sample her Larabar knock-offs when she brought them to a local Weston Price Chapter meeting (we both live in Grand Rapids!), and my favorite was her version called “Sunny Vacation”. I love her extra nutrient-dense snack ideas in the front of the book like hard-boiled eggs, cheese (grass-fed is best!), crispy nuts (remember that all nuts should be soaked to break down the phytic acid), homemade yogurt, and guacamole, which my whole family loves. In the ‘meat’ of the book she includes great information on each snack recipe, like whether or not there’s a soaked version (always use this version if possible), whether or not the recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, nut free, sugar free – I think she covered it all! She also tells you whether that snack is a frugal option, and whether or not it’s diaper bag/backpack friendly! Sounds cool, huh? Here’s where you can get a copy of Healthy Snacks to Go.
- Have you been over to my Christianity 101 blog recently? I post there very sporadically, but I’d love it if you would subscribe so whenever I do post you can catch it.
- “We can’t afford the sustainably raised apple, but now we have an apple instead of an apple turnover, and that’s how we measure progress.” I LOVE THAT QUOTE from this CNN video on school food.
- Have a great week!