few weeks ago I wrote this blog for Child Care Info
(I am their Nutrition Contributor) and I felt it was really important to share with my followers here at Nutrition Concierge.
Many of my clients consistently struggle with meal planning and this post simplifies it so it doesn’t consume too much of your precious time.
Take a read!
Every week it’s seems to be the same old dilemma. Like an unexpected curve ball being thrown at you every night (even though we all know that’s not the case). What should I make for dinner? And besides that, you dream of having it be a healthy, nutrient dense meal that everyone in the family will love. Sometimes this seems to be an insurmountable task.
So let’s make it simple and break it down into smaller pieces so the whole puzzle doesn’t seem so overwhelming. Oh yeah…we will also make sure it’s healthy AND tasty!
Do you remember when you first started seeing the word ORGANIC at the grocery store? Did you understand what it meant? It may have sounded like such a foreign word that you dismissed it, especially when you realized how much more expensive the item was compared to it’s non-organic counterpart. Today, the word ORGANIC is everywhere and not on just high priced produce. From organic face wash and tissues, to organic beef and crackers, consumers have the choice in purchasing everything organic (and spending a little extra dough) or not. But what are the health implications of not choosing the organic product? Let’s discuss.
What does “organic” really mean? The word organic states that the product, whether it be produce or tissues, are grown/manufactured without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), sewage sludge, or ionizing radiation. Additionally, it stipulates that organic animals may not be given any antibiotics or growth hormones. The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has STRINGENT guidelines for becoming an organic food processor and they define it as the following……