Archive for August, 2011
Last week while in Buenos Aires, I wanted to make my classic brownie bites for my nephews. Alas, once I realized I didn’t have dates or raisins on hand, I opted to instead raid my parents’ pantry and refrigerator for ingredients I thought would go well together for a treat with similar qualities.
No more than 15 minutes later, almost as if by magic, these delicious ‘orbs’ were finished.
Defined as “conducive to bodily health; healthful; salubrious,” the word ‘wholesome’ counts “nourishing” and “nutritious” among its synonyms. It appears Big Food is blissfully ignorant to these facts, at least based on the horrific “kids’ food” concoctions they have branded as “wholesome”. Behold the worst offenders:
Last week, while the new and “healthier” Happy Meals captured the attention of the nutrition and public health world, the folks at Subway quietly announced their latest “commitment to nutrition” — breads fortified with calcium and vitamin D. In brief, “now, each 6-inch serving of bread in the 24,000-plus U.S. restaurants provides 30 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium and 20 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin D.”