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A Healthy Food Revolution

Posted By Heather On May 14, 2010 @ 2:47 pm In Newsworthy | 4 Comments



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 [4], or own one of Jamie Oliver’s Cookbooks [5], or maybe you were fortunate enough to catch the reality TV series he recently did called Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution [6].

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 [7], 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 [3], 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 [8]

Shirley’s recipe:  Garlic Lime Chicken

Shirley’s tip:  Make your own instant food.

Day 2- The Spunky Coconut [9]

Kelly’s recipe:  Coffee Cake

Kelly’s tip:  Cook your own dry beans.

Day 3- I am Gluten Free [10]

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 [11]

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

Linda’s tip:  Get organized and plan.

Day 5-  Delectably Free [12]

Beth’s Recipe: Mexican Red Lentil and Rice Soup

Beth’s Tip: Cook with color.

Day 6- Jenn Cuisine [13]

Recipe: Mushroom & Goat Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Tip: Add fresh produce to spruce up classic meals.

Day 7- Sure Foods Living [14]

Alison’s Recipe: 3-Ingredient Salad Dressing

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

Day 8- dinners and dreams [15]

Nisrine’s Recipe: Falafel

Nisrine’s Tip: Simplify. Diversify. Rejoice.

Day 9- Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen [16]

Alissa’s Recipe: Rice and Nut milk Hot Cereal

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

Day 10- The Messy Chef [17]

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 [18]

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

Alisa’s Tip: Enjoy the seasons.

Day 12- Celiac Teen [19]

Lauren’s Recipe: Pasta Bake

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

Day 13- Gluten Free For Good [20]

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 [21]

Julie’s Recipe: Cranberry Goji Bar Cookies

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

Day 15- Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried [22]

Naomi’s Recipe: Healthy Lunch Ideas

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

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[4] The Naked Chef: http://www.jamieoliver.com/tv/the-naked-chef

[5] Jamie Oliver’s Cookbooks: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26redirect%3Dtrue%26ref_%3Dsr%5Fkk%5F2%26keywords%3Djamie%2520oliver%2520cookbooks%26qid%3D1273860052%26rh%3Di%253Astripbooks%252Ck%253Ajamie%2520oliver%2520cookbooks&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

[6] Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: http://www.jamieoliver.com/tv/jamie-s-food-revolution

[7] The W.H.O.L.E. Gang: http://www.thewholegang.org/

[8] gluten free easily: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/04/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-1-gluten-free-easily/

[9] The Spunky Coconut: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/04/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-2-the-spunky-coconut/

[10] I am Gluten Free: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/04/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-3-i-am-gluten-free/

[11] The Gluten-Free Homemaker: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/04/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-4-the-gluten-free-homemaker/

[12] Delectably Free: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/04/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-5-delectably-free/

[13] Jenn Cuisine: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-6-jenn-cuisine/

[14] Sure Foods Living: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-7-sure-foods-living/

[15] dinners and dreams: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-8-dinners-and-dreams/

[16] Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-9-whole-life-nutrition-kitchen/

[17] The Messy Chef: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-10-the-messy-chef/

[18] One Frugal Foodie, Dairy-Free & Fit, Go Dairy Free: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-11-one-frugal-foodie-2/

[19] Celiac Teen: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-12-celiac-teen/

[20] Gluten Free For Good: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-13-gluten-free-for-good/

[21] Gluten-Free Vegan Family: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-13-gluten-free-vegan-family/

[22] Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried: http://www.thewholegang.org/2010/05/30-days-to-a-food-revolution-day-15-straight-to-bed-cakefree-and-dried/

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