- Take all of your food from the various spots where it’s currently housed and put it onto your table. Throw away anything that is past its sell-by or use-by date, is stale, or looks suspect in any way. Donate anything that is still edible but unwanted to your local food pantry. Continue Reading →
Organizing your kitchen cabinets and food pantry will allow you to store your kitchen utensils, dishes, small appliances, and cookware more easily, as well as help you see what food items you have on hand and what you need to buy.
How often do you start preparing your famous signature pasta dish for a dinner party only to discover that you don’t have any dried oregano, the can of tomato paste you desperately need to finish your sauce turns out to be a can of tomato soup, and the box of spaghetti you wanted to use is half empty and looking a little beyond its prime? Continue Reading →
Until now, you’ve been learning about your nutrient needs in terms of an entire day’s worth of food, but you might still struggle to put individual meals and snacks together. Meal planning is all about balance in flavors, textures, and nutrients.
Table 5.6 can help you create satisfying meals that reflect this kind of balance—choose at least one food from each of the three groups at every meal! Refer to specific food group sections for more details on the types of foods that provide more nutrients for fewer calories. Continue Reading →
The USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid is one of the most widely recognized nutrition education tools ever used in this country. Unfortunately, recognizing this graphic representation of current nutrition guidelines and actually understanding how to put it into practice are two entirely different matters. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to interpret a slight modification of the food pyramid and make it work for your healthy lifestyle.
As researchers uncover more information about nutrition and health agencies discover better ways to disseminate this information to the public, these agencies can and should update their educational approach. Continue Reading →