Friday’s Food for Thought – Feb. 10

Every week, I read tons of news, primarily related to food, health, wellness and sustainability. On any given day, you’ll find me sharing links to relevant news stories and recipes on Twitter and sometimes on Green Your Plate’s Facebook page.

Here are some of the items that caught my eye in the Internet sphere over the past week:

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports this week that 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much salt.  Among the top 10 salt culprits, #10 was snack chips & pretzels and #1 was….bread.  Huh?  Surprising results. Even more disturbing that kids lunchboxes are typically filled with the foods contained on this top 10 list.
  • A good read from chef Michael Ruhlman, who argues that eating fatty food is not the problem, it’s eating too much food, period –The Hidden Health Hazards of Lettuce.
  • Does offering smaller portion sizes at restaurants help people eat less?  One recent research study sought to find this out.
  • Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman offers an interesting peek into the product development process for its teas and talks about what happens when their company has to discontinue a beloved product – I Love You, You’re Fired.
  • Experience the pleasure of food more intensely through mindful eating.
  • From Gourmet magazine, a list of the Top 25 American Food Entrepreneurs.
  • Because the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach and we eat with our eyes, check out this amazing Valentine’s cake – A cake with shades of love.  Wow. Just, wow.
  • If you’re looking for something less elaborate to make for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, here’s the perfect cut-out sugar cookie recipe.
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