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Filed under Food patterns and eating habits

All you students out there – you really want to do a good job in school this year, I’m sure. Everyone wants to do their best and have a great year.

Can you believe that food will help you have a better year? There are some foods that help boost your brain power and promote good health. When you feel good you can do better work. Those are the kinds of food that should form the basis of your meal plans.

What are these brain foods, you ask?

For starters, here are a number of them:

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Filed under Cooking and kids, Recipes

This is the season for tasting those plump, juicy, succulent fruits of Mother Nature – tomatoes. Can you think of a better way to eat them than in a BLT? Bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches are a household staple about this time of year. Crisp fried bacon and toasted wheat bread loaded with lettuce and tomatoes and a dab of mayonnaise are what we wait for. I like to add a slice of onions, too. How much better can late summer eating get?

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, August 17th, 2007

Filed under Cooking and kids, Food patterns and eating habits

Snacking between meals is ok provided you snack on the right foods. Opening a bag of chips or cookies is so easy. Instead of these foods that are high in empty calories and saturated fat, try pretzels or plain popcorn. Instead of ice cream and candy, try some fresh fruit, yogurt, raisins, English muffins with spreadable fruit or real juice. Many persons like to keep little carrot sticks, celery, and other sliced vegetables in a special snack spot in the refrigerator. Snacking between meals actually helps to reduce the tendency to overeat at meals.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Filed under Books, Cooking and kids, Food patterns and eating habits, Recipes

I can’t believe school has started for some students already! The temperature here in the midwest is still in the 90’s – almost 100. I really feel sorry for students and teachers who are in non-air conditioned rooms.

As I drive past the university I see the football players in uniform practicing out on the football field. They want to be ready for their first game next week. The marching band students have been outside practicing, too.

School with all its activities is in the air but I can’t feel the fall season in the air yet.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Filed under Cooking and kids, Food patterns and eating habits, Regional food

What a wonderful week-end I spent in Phoenix, Arizona. I have never been to that part of the country. It was quite a sight to see mountains bumping out of the earth and a landscape filled with sand and cacti. Coming from the midwest where we see lots of trees and acres of corn, hay, grass, and other vegetation, this created a totally different picture.

What kind of food do you think would be popular in the Southwest? Remember that Arizona borders Mexico, so you can imagine that there will be an influence of Mexican cooking. Perhaps dishes such as tacos, chili, salsa, and burritos come to mind when you think of Southwest foods.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

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