Thank you to all those that posted comments about the National Nutrition Month® theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!” I loved reading everyone’s comments and noticed a few themes in the answers posted.
Here are a few great points that were made:
- Healthy food CAN taste good! I can’t tell you how many healthy entrees I have had that I made the “mmm” sound when eating. Healthy foods can taste just as pleasurable if not more than unhealthy options. The misconception that healthy food is bland, tasteless, and boring is just not true! And for all those that still may be harboring this thought I recommend that you start trying some new foods
- Anyone can re-train their palate. If someone has been used to eating fast f00d and/or sweets it may take time to re-train your palate. It takes are taste buds 13-30 times to like something new, so until you hit that range you can’t complain ;) The key is to keep practicing and trying new foods cooked multiple ways. If you don’t like something boiled try it raw. If you don’t like lemon juice on your chicken breast try garlic instead. The possibilities for tasty, healthy recipes are endless!
- Healthy means different things to everyone! Have you ever heard that phrase, “the eye is in the beholder?” It means that how something is seen or perceived is unique to each individual. Healthy eating doesn’t have to just mean only consuming fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. Luckily, we have numerous versions of what healthy can be in just the milk alternative category alone. For example, some may like cow’s milk, some may like soy milk, some may like almond milk, or in our house we enjoy all three! The key to eating healthy is definitely choosing foods that fuel the body and provide it with required nutrients. However, taste and individual preference may drive your personal food choices and that is perfectly ok!
AND the winner of the $25 Barnes & Noble gift card is….(insert drumroll here)….Meagan! I used the random number generator to select the winner. She was comment number nine. Meagan, I sent you an email privately to get your address
March is National Nutrition Month®!
National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education campaign focused on helping consumers make informed food choices, while developing lifelong healthy eating and exercise behaviors. This year’s theme is, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!” What does this theme mean to you?
Write a comment about what the theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” means to you and be entered to win one $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Post comment by Sunday, March 10th at 5 PM to WIN! One winner will be selected randomly. The gift card could be used to buy a new healthy eating cookbook, so you can really enjoy the taste of eating right
I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Oahu with my boyfriend and his family. Oahu is a great vacation spot for foodies and active individuals! One of the foodie highlights of our trip was going to the Dole Plantation.
As we were walking up to the plantation, we saw this cute little Farmers Market stand.
Inside the plantation there were many activities including: The Pineapple Express, Garden Plantation Tour, World’s Largest Maze, and Plantation Grill. Our first stop was at the Plantation Grill for their famous Pineapple Whip. Dan’s parents loved this tasty treat!
While we were there, we took a ride on the Pineapple Express. It was a fun and informative twenty minute train ride around the plantation. Our narrator talked about the history of pineapples in Hawaii and how James Drummond Dole started his pineapple empire.
The pineapple was named after its resemblance to a pine cone and sweet inner taste. The pineapple was introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus after his travels to South America. Centuries later, sailors would bring back this exotic fruit to their New England homes and set them on their porches as a sign that they were home and visitors were welcome.
James Drummond Dole came to Hawaii in 1899 and one year later bought a 61-acre piece of land in Wahiawa. He wasn’t the first person to grow pineapples in Hawaii, but was the first person that realized the need for this market. Dole later became known as the Pineapple King.
We got to see other crops on the tour including bananas, sugar cane, and macadamia nuts.
We also got to see a part of the beautiful Plantation Garden on the Pineapple Express Tour!
Dan was trying to be funny, while reading the FAQs about pineapples.