Whereever I go, whenever I speak about ancient grains, inevitably someone will raise a hand and confess, with a sigh, “I’d love to eat better but I’m afraid whole grains take too much time to cook. I am too busy.” You know the feeling, don’t you?
There isn’t a stronger parent trap at the grocery store than the one in the breakfast aisle. We began parenthood as two former kids raised by Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam, and it was tough trying to navigate breakfast without a box.
I think it’s imperative for people to know that eating right doesn’t have to be complicated, and more importantly (except for during this challenge, of course) it doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. So as you near the end of your own challenge, I encourage you to think about what unprocessed rules will soon become your own “new normal.”
Outside of the olive oil, salt, and pepper, every ingredient in my roasted potato and kale frittata came from our CSA so I knew they were “safe” for October Unprocessed… and when combined together, they made for an incredibly delicious and nutritious dish that’s perfect for breakfast or dinner!
I’d like to challenge all October Unprocessed pledgers to use this time to break old food habits and to freely discover new ones. Let this month be the catalyst that brings you your new perfect meal or a cleaner, healthier way to prepare an old favorite. To help you on your journey and to introduce Persian cooking, I’ve got here for you an exquisite (and super-simple!) recipe for Kuku Kadoo, an Iranian-style frittata with zucchini.
Pumpkin definitely passes the unprocessed test, fresh or canned. Roasting a whole pumpkin is incredible and I suggest that you try it out at least once. Canned pumpkin is just as good, more convenient and still packed with nutrition. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, potassium and vitamin C. Did you know one cup of cooked pumpkin has more potassium than one banana?
Redwood Hill Farm recently invited me to join a few fellow bloggers in creating our own yogurt flavors. Instead of the typical fruit-on-the-bottom (yawn), we were encouraged to think “outside the cup” and come up with fun new twists on yogurt mix-ins. I decided to go savory.
Getting kids—and their parents—to shift away from fast food and salty, sugary packaged foods, and back toward healthy, simply prepared meals from whole foods is a major focus of Food Day 2013.