FOOD, Field to Fork: How to Grow Sustainably, Shop Wisely,

Cook Nutritiously, and Eat Deliciously

by Anita M. Kobuszewski, MS, RD 

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

www.imperialpalacene.net
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Frame your mind right and land on the top of the old Food Guide Pyramid. All foods can fit in a healthy diet. Having a "jones" for Chinese food and knowing it's usually loaded with sodium I set my sights on finding a good Chinese eatery at my destination, Lincoln, NE. Looking for preferably a Chinese spot that cooked mostly Mandarin I found my urge satisfied. The IMPERIAL PALACE  at 701 North 27th, Lincoln, NE fit perfectly into my need to get that Bay Area Chinese food fix. Thanks to recs from a clerk at a locate store....then a second from the buffed out bank teller -- i was on my way. Remember, 27th Street means Asia food when in Lincoln, NE. Ordered cashew chicken and it was served in a timely fashion and tasted very good. Next time I will order seafood and will let you know my findings. At a final price of $6.50 includining tax, no one could complain...with very good eggdrop soup and hot Chinese tea to start with the traditional white rice and cashew chicken to follow....who could complain? I'm not. Yum. Portion so big that I had a repeat for my evening meal. On my way out the owner gave me a Chinese calendar as a Happy New Year gift. Wally would have said, "Gee thanks" and so did I.  The next time you are in the capital city of Nebraska....Lincoln. Don't just think football, think Chinese food. Think Imperial Palace. ( NE, Nebraska, MSG, Chinese, 27th Street and Vine, cheap, great food, chicken, 402-747-2688)
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

STOP THE SWAP -- A HEALTHY BAG LUNCH
  • Make sure you eat a healthy breakfast.

  • If you're preparing the lunch for your child --- include your child in the preparation of at least one item included in their lunch.

  • Aim to have the 'sweet' in your lunch be fruit or contain at least 5 grams of fiber/serving

  • Remember to start with clean hands, surfaces, fruits and vegetables.

  • Be sure lunch includes foods from the ChooseMyPlate model (fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy).

  • Provide a healthy morning or afternoon snack for the 'tween time

  • Keep hot lunch hot and cold lunch cold (use insulated containers keeping hot foods @/> 140F/73.9C and cold foods @/< 40F/4.4C) http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/newsroom/news-releases-statements-and-transcripts/news-release-archives-by-year/archive/2014/nr-082014-01

  • Don’t over pack the bag lunch to avoid leftovers and food safety issues.

Need recipe ideas?

Try: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/MyRecipe.aspx

 

Enjoy! 

 

 

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spring Gardening Galore -- HAPPY HOE DOWN
It's Saturday night and I am excited. Why? Spring is on its way and tomorrow is set aside to plan the Spring garden -- commit my thoughts to paper. I love it. Always remember the first rule of gardening -- plant the right plant in the right place. Probably leaf lettuce, radishes, arugula (so easy to grow), beets and peas will be first in the ground this year. These are all easily grown from seed. Cool Tell me about your "dirty" garden plans. Read more about how gardening in FOOD, Field to Fork. 
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

WHEAT BELLY questions from a consumer

Hi Anita,
 
I have a friend who came across the book called "Wheat Belly."  It claims wheat produced today is different from the wheat produced decades ago.  Therefore, it is not as healthy for us and it is causing both diabetes and obesity in this country.
MY RESPONSE: Food basically doesn’t change too much over time but know that no food is exactly what it was nutrient-wise over time….all foods are tested for current nutrient contents by the USDA on a regular basis. Say every one or two years. Obesity and diabetes mellitus can result from eating too much but whole wheat or grains isn’t to blame for this. Many things can contribute to these developing these diseases. To say it causes these diseases is a bit simplistic and sounds like hype but is definitely an attention getter. That’s like saying grapes are the sole cause of alcoholism. Get my drift?
 
What is your opinion of this? 
MY RESPONSE: All food can fit in a healthy diet.
 
Also, what is the difference between "100% whole wheat" [MY RESPONSE: made with the whole kernel of wheat] and "100% whole grain [MY RESPONSE: made with the whole kernel of whatever grain is being used in the food product] ?"
 
Thank you for you time and I look forward to your opinion.
 
BELLY BABE

UndecidedREAD: Grain Grains and Friendly Fiber chapter in FOOD, Field to Fork for more on this topic.

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