Tag Archives: processed food


My friends and I are going camping this weekend! I am so excited. I decided to take over our dinners so we could eat a healthy, real-food meal each night. Of course, this is camping, so some processed foods will make an appearance (s’mores, duh. And probably Chee-tos.) but I won’t feel bad about that. […]

Book Review: Fat Chance

Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, MD “Nature made sugar hard to get. Man made it easy to get.” The premise of this enlightening and informative book is that sugar (more specifically, fructose) is slowly poisoning us all. Consumption of fructose has doubled in the past 30 years (high fructose corn syrup was invented in […]

Book Review: Pandora’s Lunchbox

Pandora’s Lunchbox by Melanie Warner   This fascinating book delves deep into just where all that processed food comes from and how it winds up in our grocery stores. While Salt Sugar Fat concentrated on the big three most often assailed food additives, Warner takes a different tack and delves into the world of where […]

Not All Processed Foods are Created Equal

I found this article this morning and it really hit home for me. Livestrong.com: Know thy Enemy: Processed Foods It’s so easy to fall under the sway of the idea that ALL processed foods are bad. Perhaps sometimes I use the phrase a bit too freely. Because honestly, there are lots of processed foods I […]

Good, Better, Best

It’s chaos in my kitchen right now — the reno work is underway, and I didn’t have any time for grocery shopping last weekend, so we are scraping the bottom of the barrel at home. Okay, that’s not totally true. We have plenty of leftovers, frozen stuff, canned goods….just nothing sexy for me to whip up […]

Vacation: a balancing act

Well for the next week I am on vacation with my boyfriend. Staying in hotels can make it difficult to avoid processed foods for sure, but it’s all about balance. Yes, I packed healthy snacks (leftover almost-healthy brownies, nuts, and homemade energy bars), but I also had a side of Mac n cheese with dinner. […]

Book Review: Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat By Michael Moss   Michael Moss, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who brought “Pink Slime,” the beef by-product, to light in 2009 (which might still be in your store- or restaurant-bought ground beef, by the way), brings us this book, which tackles the way the food industry works to get us hooked on three […]

Cutting the crap

Washington Post: Confessions of a recovering diet food junkie Who hasn’t struggled with weight at some point? And how many of us shied away from real food in favor of “diet food” — Lean Cuisines, Special K bars, baked potato chips? I don’t know about you, but all that crap just left me hungrier. Now […]

What I eat, and what I don’t

Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more articles and books about the horrors of processed food. I thought I was doing pretty well — I cook at home nearly every night for my boyfriend and me. I load veggies into every dish. I rarely eat red meat. But about a year ago I looked at […]

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