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A Healthy Food Revolution

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Have you heard about the food revolution going on? I’m talking about the movement to encourage healthier eating, which has been brought forward by Jamie Oliver. You probably already know him from The Naked Chef, or own one of Jamie Oliver’s Cookbooks, or maybe you were fortunate enough to catch the reality TV series he recently did called Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution was his attempt to help Huntington,West Virginia remove the label of “the unhealthiest city in America” by encouraging healthier food choices at home and at school. The series had some very dramatic and emotional moments that got the attention of a lot of people. Diane @ The W.H.O.L.E. Gang, who spent many years in Huntington, was especially moved by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. She embraced the idea of a Food Revolution and wants to pass the message on to as many people as possible.

So, Diane created 30 Days to a Food Revolution, hosted at her website. She reached out to 30 other food bloggers and asked for help in spreading the message. 30 Days to a Food Revolution began Apr. 26 and is currently still going on. Each day, a different food blogger is providing their own perspective about how to live and eat healthier by submitting a recipe and a tip for eating healthier. The series is now on Day 15, and there are plenty more posts to come. I’ll be submitting my own post to Diane’s revolution on June 2. Until then, check out the great recipes and tips that have been posted thus far:

Day 1- gluten free easily

Shirley’s recipe:  Garlic Lime Chicken

Shirley’s tip:  Make your own instant food.

Day 2- The Spunky Coconut

Kelly’s recipe:  Coffee Cake

Kelly’s tip:  Cook your own dry beans.

Day 3- I am Gluten Free

Ellen’s recipe:  Buffalo Tofu with Dairy Free Ranch Dressing plus Roasted New Potatoes

Ellen’s tip:  Always leave the house with a snack.

Day 4- The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Linda’s recipe:  Gluten-Free Foccacia Bread & Hamburger Buns

Linda’s tip:  Get organized and plan.

Day 5-  Delectably Free

Beth’s Recipe: Mexican Red Lentil and Rice Soup

Beth’s Tip: Cook with color.

Day 6- Jenn Cuisine

Recipe: Mushroom & Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Tip: Add fresh produce to spruce up classic meals.

Day 7- Sure Foods Living

Alison’s Recipe: 3-Ingredient Salad Dressing

Alison’s Tip: Serve veggies & salad dressing to kids before dinner.

Day 8- dinners and dreams

Nisrine’s Recipe: Falafel

Nisrine’s Tip: Simplify. Diversify. Rejoice.

Day 9- Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Alissa’s Recipe: Rice and Nut milk Hot Cereal

Alissa’s Tip:  Breakfast can be quick and nutritious.

Day 10- The Messy Chef

Sara’s Recipe: Caesar Salad

Sara’s Tip: How to snack at work without touching the vending machines.

Day 11- One Frugal Foodie, Dairy-Free & Fit, Go Dairy Free

Alisa’s Recipes: Strawberry Mylk and Fruit ‘n Fiber Breakfast Shake

Alisa’s Tip: Enjoy the seasons.

Day 12- Celiac Teen

Lauren’s Recipe: Pasta Bake

Lauren’s Tip: Healthy changes rather than quick fixes.

Day 13- Gluten Free For Good

Melissa’s Recipe: Leek and Potato (and maybe beet green) Soup

Melissa’s Tip: 8 steps to “revolutionary” transformation (and maybe enlightenment)

Day 14- Gluten-Free Vegan Family

Julie’s Recipe: Cranberry Goji Bar Cookies

Julie’s Tip: Get your kids into the kitchen!

Day 15- Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried

Naomi’s Recipe: Healthy Lunch Ideas

Naomi’s Tip: Eat a healthy lunch even when pushed for time.


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4 Comments

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Nice job on this write-up, Heather! How terric that you linked to all the posts so far! It’s really wonderful to see all the great info that’s been shared to date, isn’t it? I’m so honored to be a part of Jamie’s and Diane’s Food Revolution movements/events! Sounds like you will be at the very end of the series … exciting! I’m looking forward to what you’ll be sharing. :-) It’s hard to believe that we have 20 more days of amazing bloggers and their posts–woohoo!

Shirley

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Well, clearly, I can’t count … make that 15 more days of great bloggers! LOL

Shirley

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[…] you’ve missed the start of the Food Revolution, you can review my introduction of it with a list of the first 15 posts. Today, you’ll find my own perspective on this healthy food revolution, as well as a recipe […]

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[…] really fun, educational, and inspiring series of posts. If you missed the beginning, check out the first 15 recipes and tips on my first post introducing the series. Below are the remaining 15 recipes and tips that completed […]

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