Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Eat Well. Do Good.

« Green Your Garden: Natural Pest Control | Main | Daily Roundup: March 10, 2009 »

March 10, 2009

Eat Well. Do Good.

Cook for good Looking to reduce your time in the kitchen and your impact on the environment? How about your monthly grocery bill and your waistline? The Cook for Good program offers some smart ideas to make it happen.

The 2007 Food Stamp Challenge dared House members to spend a week eating on the $21 allotted to federal assistance recipients. The lawmakers found themselves hungry and surviving on carbs and highly processed foods. Cook and researcher Linda Watson scoffed at this. She could do better.

Watson's Cook for Good program outlines how to eat well on $1.12 per meal -- or $1.88 if you opt for the organic route. Her guidelines include eating in, taking one or two days to cook for the entire week, and creating well-balanced meals from scratch. You'll be cutting down on transportation and saving an average of $131 compared to the USDA's most thrifty eating estimates, as well as saving eight hours per week in the kitchen and enjoying fresh, healthy meals like kale and onion frittatas or potato-peanut curry. Watson and her husband even reported losing weight on their new, well-planned balanced diet.

Added bonus: Removing the daily quandary of "What should I make for dinner tonight..."

--Jordana Fyne


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Eat Well. Do Good.:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...