Food Culture

Notes on food culture.

Bitsy’s Brain Food Taste Test

Eating Bitsy's Brain Food

Although I’m usually against food products specifically geared towards kids, I have to admit I was lured in by Bitsy’s Brain Food. The fun packaging and interesting veggie-and-fruit flavors (lemon-broccoli, orange-chocolate-beet, sweet potato-oatmeal-raisin, and zucchini-gingerbread-carrot) were intriguing. First Impressions We…

Lunch – the most important meal of the day

NO OFFENSE, BREAKFAST, you’re important too, but for kids in school Lunch has it all going on. Sure breakfast gets kids through the morning, but without a healthy lunch, kids just can’t function in the afternoon. Recently, I spent some…

Paleo Diet – Eating like a caveman

A guest post from Pat McVeigh. Pat is a super-healthy lawyer-type who is obsessed with Crossfit and eating like a caveman. AFTER READING ABOUT THE PALEO DIET, I WAS CURIOUS HOW I COULD incorporate some of the principles into my…

Four Things To Cook, Not Buy

I’M SURE SOME PEOPLE HAVE NATURAL COOKING ABILITIES. I’M NOT ONE OF THEM. But these four things can be made at home by anyone, no special cooking abilities needed. Homemade tastes better, is better for our bodies, and costs less.…

A Good Ice Cream is Hard to Find

THIS MORNING, I READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE (RBGH OR RBST) IN BREYERS, HAAGEN-DAZS, AND BASKIN-ROBBINS ICE CREAM. It made me think about just how hard it is to find a good, real ice cream. Ice cream is…

Why Eat Grass-fed Beef

I WASN’T EATING A LOT OF BEEF ANYWAY, but after reading Fast Food Nation, I stopped eating beef altogether. Then, a few years later, I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma. It put a light at the end of the beefless tunnel…

Everything I needed to know I learned in kindergarten

Consume This First is excited to have another guest post from The Non-Toxic Mom. Be sure to visit her blog, where she blogs often and with enthusiasm about living a non-toxic lifestyle. AHH, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO…

Sports Drinks, Kids, and Electrolytes

RECENTLY AT MY THREE YEAR OLD SON’S SOCCER PRACTICE I noticed something that, quite frankly, made me cringe: parents giving their kids sports drinks. The sports drink industry has done a great job of making us all think that if…