what’s good around the web!

I’m pretty new to the world of Instagram, but I’m having fun playing around with it (you can follow me @muffinmyth). I took this picture of swans cruising around the water at the end of a trail I walked down while working last week. It was a beautiful day!

What’s good around the web is a weekly series where I share some of what I’ve been reading around the web. Each week I’ll be posting links to five nutrition related articles, good recipes, and just general good reads. I hope you enjoy it!

If you’ve got at article or recipe you’d like to see featured, please email me.

What’s good around the web?

1. Do you think that nutrition information on packaged foods should be more clear? Here is an interesting read on the issue.

2. This Green Superfood Soup looks amazing, and packed full of goodness. I’m excited to try it out – though I’ll be using a miso broth rather than turkey.

3. This one is for the fellas – is too much fat in your diet affecting your reproductive health? Maybe.

4. This Edamame and Toasted Coconut in Avocado is calling to me. Avocados are full of healthy fats, and when consumed in moderation (I’d eat at most a half in one sitting) are super nutritious.

5. Do you drink a lot of soda? Regular or diet could be equally harmful according to research cited in this article.

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Comments

  1. Nicole says

    Okay stupid quesiton time.

    I still have kale growing in my garden patch from last year. It’s a bit tough but I expect if it were cooked it would be fine. So if I throw it in the soup instead of the swiss chard, would that work? Also, would it freeze okay?

    • themuffinmyth says

      You may want to try cooking a small bit and then tasting it to make sure it isn’t too tough or bitter, but then yeah, by all means. You could use any greens you could get your hands on. If you want to freeze kale blanch it, squeeze the liquid out, then freeze in containers or bags. Jealous, by the way. Kale is only readily available here at Christmas time. It makes no sense to me – it’s a cold country, and a cold weather crop, no?

  2. Cammy says

    Labels can be pretty deceiving… So many packages are touted as being healthy, or part of a complete meal, but upon closer inspection are usually still 3/4 crap. I find this especially true of kids snack foods. I’m so grateful to have a real understanding of what I’m eating, and feeding my kids. I do credit my healthy habits in part to my own mother who did a good job of putting wholesome food in front of me. Unfortunately, I think that most labels will still try to spin their food as being healthy when it’s not and as such don’t necessarily want to see this labeling on the front of packages.
    The solution? Probably education. The older generations may be SOL in terms of relearning what is good for them (though many in this group are obviously highly aware of what they are eating), but if this type of learning can get into schools, maybe we’ve got a chance?

    • themuffinmyth says

      Yeah, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. Labels are always going to be a form of marketing, so we need to be able to think critically and sift through the information.

  3. Dennis says

    A healthy attitude toward food is a starting point. The rest is a gradual appreciation for the power of food to improve our lives from the outside in. (Not sure if it is the Chinese who say “food is medicine”. ) A blog can educate in a unique way, using the ‘drip method’, one recipe at a time. Especially if the recipes are appealing.
    Thanks, Katie!

    • themuffinmyth says

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I don’t participate in these sort of award chains, so I’ll be breaking the rules of receiving this award. That in mind, you may want to give the award to someone else 🙂

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