15 Absurd Frozen Foods

 

I came across this list of 15 frozen food products that I’m fairly certain might be leading to part of the health crisis in America and which undoubtedly take absurdity to another level.  Part of me finds it hilarious, part of me finds it frightening.

The standouts: microwaveable pork rinds, pickle juice popsicles, and chocolate chip pancake wrapped sausages on a stick.

I may be biased, but do these even sound appealing?

You be the judge…..

Read the full list here.

DK

 

10 Pantry Staples For A Healthy Winter

For many, the winter is a time to detox, cleanse and abide by newly made resolutions.  It is also a time of endless cold, snow, hibernation, and comfort food.  Not exactly the ideal combination for those seeking renewal and rejuvenation.  That’s why winter is the perfect time to restock your pantry and swap out unhealthy comfort foods with healthy, nutrient-dense staples.

Here are 10 Healthy Winter Staples that will see you through any cold day:

Beans: Beans (cannellini, chickpeas, black, kidney, pinto, lentils, etc…) are essential for winter cooking, low in fat, and an excellent source of protein and fiber.  Stir them into winter soups, stews and salads or turn them into filling veggie burgers and dips.

 

Nuts: Not only are nuts the perfect cholesterol lowering snack, they are a great addition to any meal.  Slice or chop them in your salad, toast and toss them with vegetables or grains or crush them to coat poultry and fish.

 

Oatmeal: Oatmeal is the quintessential wintertime breakfast.  For a cooking twist, grind it into a powder to make muffins, breads, pancakes or used as a healthy alternative to breadcrumbs and flour when creating a crisp crunch on sautéed chicken. Continue reading

What the Future Holds: 100 Things to Watch in 2011

As part of their annual forecast, JWT presented this interesting 100 Things to Watch in 2011 slideshow. While technology and media are a main theme, broader trends such as entertainment, nutrition and health are included.  Past reports have been spot-on including the boom of coconut water and gluten-free diets, the global shift towards a vegan diet, and the emergence of sustainable, organic fashion trends.

Check it out here.

DK