Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eat Right, Stay Healthy Try-It

1. The Foods We Eat (Sat. 1/9/10):

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - 1 box = 2 servings

Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate (Iron), Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2

Cheese Sauce Mix:
Whey, Milk Fat, Milk Protein Concentrate, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium, Tripolyphosphate, less than 2% Citric Acid; Sodium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Milk Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Enzymes, Cheese Culture.

Shop Rite brand Organic Black Beans - 1 can = 3.5 servings

Prepared organic black beans, water, sea salt

Cheerios - 1 Box = 18 servings

Whole grain oats, modified corn starch, sugar, salt, tripotassium phosphate, oat fiber, wheat starch, Vitamin E added to preserve freshness, Calcium carbonate, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and B, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3-

Shop Rite brand Old Fashioned Oats - 1 Container = 30 servings

100% Whole Grain Rolled Oats

Cheerios is pretty healthy, but the Old Fashioned Oats are healthier, although I don't like them. I was surprised to hear about the artificial color in the cheese sauce, and it has a lot of salt, but the pasta is pretty healthy. The beans had nothing surprising in them, and they are healthy. We looked up beans on the USDA website and it said that they are part of the meat protein group with fish, eggs, and nuts. Even though they are healthy, I don't like them.

2. Smart Shopper (Mon. 1/11/10):

Food Pyramid for Kids and Tips for Families from the USDA Website

Some of the things we like to eat during the week that we need to buy are Cheerios, eggs, yogurt, water, applesauce, and green pepper.

I helped to plan an apple dish using a recipe from the colonial times called apple tansey. It has sliced apples cooked in butter, eggs, cream, water, nutmeg, and sugar with a topping of lemon and sugar. This recipe is mostly from the fruit section of the food pyramid, with some dairy and a little bit of sugar and fat that will help it taste good.

3. Dairy Foods:

4. Food People (Tues. 1/26/10):

5. Balancing Act (Fri. 2/12/10):

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