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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Teddy’s Insane Laws For The Kitchen & Cooking - Rule #8

Teddy’s Insane Laws For The Kitchen & Cooking

There Really Is A Method To My Madness


Rule № Eight

Eating Healthy & Planning Nutritious Diets

This is not a book on so-called “healthy and nutritious recipes”. I have met some parents, both married and divorced who insist on only allowing and cooking “healthy” things. That is great. If your kids like to live on Broccoli pie, spinach soufflé, chicken with no skin, non-fatty meat and rice cakes (ugh! Almost as bad as cauliflower), all the power to you. You will find some recipes inside which might fit the bill (if you can compromise a bit.) Yet most of these recipes are in here because those I cook for, family and friends, enjoy meat, chicken, lasagna and other such things. Of course your diet is important and the cholesterol and oil that you intake must be done in measure. However, I am not a dietician, a nutritionist or a vitamin specialist. Use a basic modicum of common sense when putting together a somewhat balanced meal. Do not make scrambled eggs twice a day and no matter how good they taste, cakes or cookies are NOT a meal! (On the other hand Mike & Ike candies, with some red licorice and double-stuffed Oreo cookies…)

This book will not measure the health or nutrition level of any recipe, (I would love to see that done on “cholent” which you will read about later.) Use your common sense and understand your needs and your children’s needs. Pick up a book on nutrition or make use of the internet and look it up at the hundreds of sites dedicated to well-balanced food intake.



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Paula said...

As for the healthy meals, I believe in encouraging good habits from day one. I absolutely loath fast food. Today's kid's have so many bad options available to them. I change recipes when possible to include a balance. I use only canola and olive oils in cooking. I avoid table salt and use only kosher salt when needed. Most baked goods can survive without the added salt. I substitute low fat products as often as I can. I am lucky because I love the kitchen and fear nothing as far as cooking goes. Of course my daughter is a raging chocoholic and loves some junk food once in a while. I don't mind because she will also eat raw veggies and fruit a lot.

As for the Mike & Ike, I have been known to eat them for lunch to be followed by the guilty offset of a salad for dinner.

Paula aka The Insane Cook

Moondragon007 said...

30 years ago, my mom was doing what food experts advise now: serve at least 3 veggies with your meals, and make sure they are each a different color. For instance, beets (red), carrots (orange/yellow), and spinach (green); or stewed tomatoes, corn, and green beans. Works best with canned or frozen veggies to save storage space.