Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bitlets For You This Past Week: April 19-25

Boy am I glad we don't buy our meat from the grocery store (most of the time).

Wouldn't it be awesome if all the overweight & obese kids in the US took on a project like this to learn a little?

How concerned are you about mercury? Do you eat seafood?

Hmm.... this is exactly what happens to your heart too.....

Not just a midnight snack.

How culinary culture became a pop phenomenon.

Childhood eating disorders (yes I'm talking anorexia!) are on the rise (this is the under 13 age group!). There are only a few places I can think of where children this young might be influenced to do things like this... I smell poor parenting.

I've always loved the neon green Jell-O pistachio pudding, but alas- artificial colors! Maybe this recipe can fulfill my void!

I'm not so sure I completely agree with this, but I'm also not about to stop eating lobster...

Do you know how much bacteria lives in your intestines? I'll give you a hint: you can measure it in pounds (P.S. This is not weight you want to lose)! Here's a blurb on the three different types of gut bacteria people there are & how it affects your health.

Sure food costs are rising, but it's really not that bad!

Check out these awesome easter eggs! Ooh, and these ones too! And these... & these

found here
The English language is a funny thing...

Do you eat conventional breakfast cereals? Or keep in the house for the kids? You may want to reconsider!

Preggers? Here's an interesting article about what mama eats when baby is in the womb and how that affects the little ones' DNA. Yep- the baby's DNA changes! 

And the effects that pesticides have on your unborn baby. Go organic!

100 greatest cooking tips of all time!

Interesting read: The Joy of Not Cooking.

This is a great idea that all restaurants should get on board with!


  1. It would be great if ALL kids took on a project like that-not just ones who are overweight or obese. Food is not the only reason kids, or adults, are fat. People who aren't fat aren't necessarily healthy. Some people are naturally thin and others are not. Everyone should be educated on being healthy, not just people who are more obviously unhealthy. Just a thought. :)

    Those 100 tips are great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I completely agree Sarah! It seems that kids increasingly don't know where their food comes from (adults too, sadly). I remember watching a video awhile back where school kids were shown different veggies & most of them had no idea what they were. So sad. I feel like there are changes happening, but it's not yet enough to turn the health of the nation around.