Why yes, when I bumped into a tree with a split open pomegranate hanging off its branches, I did feel the need to draw a face on it. I dare you to resist!
Is there such a thing as healthy candy?
Though nobody is suggesting that you replace broccoli with chocolate and nougat, there are a whole lot of chemicals and other garbage being mixed into most commercially available candy. Take out the hydrogenated oils, GMOs, artificial flavors and colors, preservatives and a whole lot of the sugar and you have a significantly less bad for you product.
And, as with many smart ideas, it came from the mind of a kid. A 13 year old asked a question, his grownups took him seriously and UNREAL candy was born.
When my box of candy arrived in the mail, I very responsibly tasted each and every kind to make sure that I was happy serving it to my guests. After tasting, I almost decided that I wasn’t going to share 😉
The statistics are shocking:
• Our planet produces enough food for everyone, yet 1 in every 7 people still go to bed hungry.
• 1/3 of the food produced for our plates ends up lost or wasted between farm and fork.
• One lb of ground beef for your family uses more than 28,000 cups of water to produce—enough to overflow 20 bathtubs!
It’s so simple to help.
Use less meat. Buy produce in season. Try not to waste.
You’ll probably even save yourself some hard earned cash–and who can argue with that?
Join the World Food Day Conversation!
Unless I’m in the mood to make my own mayonnaise, I have always preferred Hellmann’s to other packaged brands.
And they’ve given me a reason to love it even more–the company has committed to using 100% cage-free eggs by 2020! Though I’d prefer they make good on their promise by an earlier date, it’s most definitely a step in the right direction. Good job, Hellmann’s 🙂
To celebrate this committment, they have teamed up with Chef Tim Love to offer a
You can even visit Hellmann’s Facebook Page to enter to win a a trip to next year’s Food & Wine Classic (and some other fun stuff 🙂
I’m typing this post into my phone with one thumb in a hotel room in Israel with intermittent WiFi…
Traveling with kids can be tough, routines get thrown off, familiar stuff is left at home (the favorite stuffed animal or blanket of the moment almost always turns out to be the one you left behind) and, often, changes in time zone wreak havoc on sleeping patterns.
I’m a big believer in traveling with a whole bunch of medication, toys, gear and especially snacks to make the change more palatable. I promise to share my other lists at some other point, but here are some easy to throw in a suitcase foods that can be ready to appease little mouths for your actual traveling time as well as for when you get to your destination and thoughout your stay:
*Refillable water bottle per child (if you’re flying internationally, empty it before you go through security so the TSA doesn’t bug you and have stewardesses refill on the plane)
*Empty milk cup/bottle per child (good to keep your cups for milk and other beverages separate, especially when you may not be able to wash them so well)
*Applesauce or other puréed fruit pouches–some good ones are Happy Baby, Plum Organics, Earth’s Best, Revolution Foods and GoGo Squeeze. These are great for older kids as well! Freeze a couple and pop them in your bag for slushy treats en route! They also make great ice packs for…
*cut up apples, pears, grapes, carrots, clementines, cheese sticks/cubes
*frozen single serving shelled edamame
*raisins, dried apricots or other dried fruit
*cereal (either in small bags or snack cups)
*crackers, pretzels, rice cakes, cookies, cereal bars, yogurt drops
*For a plane–lollipops, sucking candies gum are essential for kidlets too big to suck on a bottle or to nurse during takeoff and landing. Toddlers under 3 should probably stick to the lollipops to prevent choking scares.
*small sandwiches, mini yogurts or yogurt squeeze sticks if it’ll be meal time
Note: if you are traveling between countries, you may need to leave any leftover produce on the plane so as not to have problems with agricultural authorities (particularly when entering the US)
For the trip itself:
*more of all of the non-perishable items from above
*if your children are avid milk drinkers, you may want to pack a few boxes of shelf stable milk–particularly if you prefer organic, which isn’t always easy to find. Milk tastes different in different places, and, you may not want to jeopardize this source of protein and calcium for a picky child.