You have made it halfway through the week! At this point, it has either been 3 busy days and you can’t wait until the weekend or the week is sailing by without much stress. Either way, it is nice to take a break mid-week, so make Wednesday’s dinner whatever works for you!
Many of the markets have started to carry fresh chopped produce and prepared meats. This makes it easy to swing by on the way home and grab chopped veggies for a stir fry, soup, and so many other quick recipes. Add cooked chicken breast or a whole roasted chicken and you have a Works for Me Wednesday meal. Granted, this is a little more expensive and at the same time, it is still cheaper and healthier than eating out or on the run!
Would love to have you add your suggestions and recipes in the comment section of this blog post! We can all use a few more suggestions when it comes to throwing together a meal!
Let’s face it, even the most organized family can find it very challenging to get a healthy meal on the table. Everyone is rushing from work/school, running off to after school activities, and then pushing to find time to complete homework! How do you find the time to eat… let alone cook! Using daily dinner themes can help reduce the stress and add some fun. If you have a theme for each day of the week it eliminates the proverbially question… what’s for dinner?
Dinner themes can create other opportunities for your family! It is a great way to get the kids involved in meal preparation and learning cooking skills. When the kids have ownership in the food, meal prep and cooking, they are more likely to sit and eat!
So, for Taco Tuesday add a little ethnic flare to your dinner!
Would love to have you share your taco creations by commenting on this blog post! Also, you will be able to find recipes for taco ideas on our recipe page!
Reducing the amount of animal protein we consume has many different benefits for our health and the health of the planet! Everything from reducing our risks of chronic preventable conditions to reducing the amount of precious resources used.
The Meatless Monday initiative was founded in 2003 by Sid Lerner, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future. Monday was chosen for several reasons other than it has a nice ring – Monday is the beginning of the week for many Americans and they are more likely to get back into their routines or start new ones. Several similar programs/projects have popped up in support of this initiative. The Monday Campaigns, Inc has determined the following to be true.
Please join Food Faith and Family’s effort to support healthy families and a healthy planet! Go Meatless Today!
For the best quality and flavor, use your olive oil within a year of pressing and it’s peak is really about two to three months after being bottled. The bad news, very few bottles of olive oil are labeled with “use by” dates, let alone pressing dates!
The bigger issue over flavor is the nutritional value – it degrades rapidly.
In the May 2004 issue of the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, Spanish researchers tested virgin olive oil that had been stored for 12 months under perfect conditions.
What they found was quite surprising: After 12 months, many of the oil’s prime healing substances had practically vanished. All the vitamin E was gone, as much as 30 percent of the chlorophyll had deteriorated, and 40 percent of the beta-carotene had disintegrated. Phenol levels had dropped dramatically, too.
Choose a storage location that takes into consideration heat, air and light.
1. Select a cool place.
2. Choose a container type that will protect the oil.
3. Pick a location that is dark.
Using fresh olive oil that is not rancid is an important health issue! These elements; heat, air and light help create free radicals, which eventually lead to excessive oxidation and rancidity in the oil that will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Even worse, oxidation and free radicals contribute to heart disease and cancer.
So follow these 3 simple steps to keep your oil fresh and protect your family.