Foodie Friday

Much of this past week was spent entertaining visitors, so there was a lot of eating out and making our tried and true recipes. So, when you have a whole bunch of leftovers and a lack of creativity, you make a rainbow, naturally.

Articles I Enjoyed

  • Soylent-style powdered food shows bad long-term consequences in mice: Soylent got a lot of buzz last year when it debuted – it’s a food substitute intended to replace the body’s nutritional needs. It’s an intriguing idea (and still in its infancy) but I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around how it could provide all the necessary nutrients.

  • The campaign for junk food: A New York Times op-ed by Michelle Obama who says “Yet some members of the House of Representatives are now threatening to roll back these new standards and lower the quality of food our kids get in school. They want to make it optional, not mandatory, for schools to serve fruits and vegetables to our kids.” Here’s hoping their efforts continue to progress. They also want to allow more sodium and fewer whole grains than recommended into school lunches.
  • In the US, adult obesity rate now at 27.7%: The latest from Gallup, adult obesity rate has climbed .6% since last year.