|USDA's Dietary Guidance Portal.|
|Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's Power Plate offers a healthy alternative to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Pyramid. The Power Plate's interactive Web site includes a colorful, user-friendly graphic that depicts a plate divided into four new food groups: fruits, grains, legumes, and vegetables—and recipes and facts for each group.|
|Epicurious recipes, cooking features, and video how-tos on the Web. CondéNet website.|
|Global Gourmet. Lots of cookbook profiles -- but what is really good is the Recipe Search which searches only top recipe sites—all at once—without the fluff of junk sites. Plus breaks down tried and true recipes by global destination.|
|National Geographic Foods of the World. Recipes from around the world...and from readers as well....|
|National Fruit & Vegetable Program- Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Indexes recipes by fruit, vegetable or meal type.|
|Preservatives we should try to avoid:
|HealthCastle is a comprehensive nutrition community run by Registered Dietitians. Their mission is to empower people to better manage their health through healthy eating, debunk diet myths and to make sense of breaking nutrition news.|
|Home Energy Brief: #8 Kitchen Appliances- Rocky Mountain Institute. Good tips on how to run your appliances efficiently. Which cooking method is most efficient, composting and more... PDF.|
|Fruits and Veggies More Matters- Produce for Better Health Foundation. Good tips on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your family's diet. Sponsored by large food corporations and farms.|
|The Kitchen Blog. Helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.|
|A large electric oven is the least efficient way to cook food (unless the oven is full);
gas ovens, microwaves, crockpots and toaster ovens are all much more efficient.
www.rmi.org/images/other/HEBs/E04-18_HEB8_KitchenApps.pdf see page 6
|USFDA Food Labeling and Nutrition. Your Trans Fat questions answered. The Food and Drug Administration now requires food manufacturers to list trans fat (i.e., trans fatty acids) on Nutrition Facts and some Supplement Facts panels.|
|Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's Power Plate offers a healthy alternative to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Pyramid. The Power Plate's interactive Web site includes a colorful, user-friendly graphic that depicts a plate divided into four new food groups: fruits, grains, legumes, and vegetables—and recipes and facts for each group. It also includes information on disease-fighting, plant-based diets, and special sections for educators and health professionals. There is no need for animal-derived products in the diet, and you're better off without them.|
|Veg Source -- all sorts of information for vegetarians and vegans, message boards, advice, recipes, political and philosophical articles, lifestyle features, and more. This site is not just for vegetarians, but also for people who are making the transition to becoming vegetarian, or who are open to considering it. ***|
|Vegetarian Times has been at the forefront of the healthy living movement, providing delicious recipes, expert wellness information and environmentally sound lifestyle solutions to a wide variety of individuals for over 30 years.|
|Savvy Vegetarian Supports Vegetarian & Vegan Diet. Easy recipes, simple cooking, healthy eating, green living. Savvy Vegetarian is for everyone, from life-long vegan to just thinking about vegetarian diet. Help to go vegetarian, make tasty tofu, get enough vegetarian protein, cook quinoa, make yummy crockpot recipes....|
|Veg Web -- Popular veg forums, recipes, articles.|
|Mollie Katzen is best known as the author of classics Moosewood Cookbook, and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Her other books include the award-winning children's cookbook trilogy, Pretend Soup,Honest Pretzels, and Salad People; Vegetable Heaven; Sunlight Café; Eat, Drink, & Weigh Less (with Walter Willett, MD of Harvard), and The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without. She posts some really great recipes on her site.|
|The Sweet Beet Michelle Madden's “How I Learned to Stop Worrying (About Calories) And Love Food” The journey from aspartame packets to jars of raw honey.|
|Technically peanuts are not nuts...
they are legumes and belong in the same family as beans and peas.
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