Everyone knows that eating a balanced diet is necessary for good health. With everyone’s busy life, it is difficult to know how to eat well and also cook a variety of dishes that are appealing to everyone in your family.
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The USDA recently released its myPlate recommendations for a healthful diet. The plate shows that half of each meal should consist of fruits and vegetables, which is not the norm for many Americans. So just how can you eat well and still enjoy your tasty meals? Happily, as is often the case, the internet is your friend. In addition to all of the wonderful cookbooks that are available in print, the internet is chock full of tasty, healthful recipe resources.
One consistent winner in this field is Martha Rose Shulman’s near-daily Recipes for Health features in the New York Times. Ms. Shulman provides simple but appealing recipes on seasonal vegetables, demystifies trendy ingredients like quinoa, and will often choose a single ingredient to focus on for each week, such as fava beans. Recipes for Health is also popular because it often respects financial limitations and makes concessions to the art of thrift.
There are a number of food bloggers online who specialize in various culinary areas. If cost is your concern, Kitchen Mitts presents nutritious recipes developed by food bank staff. Those who want an interactive forum where you can ask questions may want to check out Serious Eats, which provides specific how-to instructions. The world of food blogging is nearly endless, just start by typing your favorite food angle into a search engine, and get to the kitchen!