The number 1 secret for feeding a healthy family…Bacon!

Lego bacon!

Here’s a great read that gives you the goods on any food question your family may have. Secrets of feeding a healthy family puts you right on track for smart eating.

Take bacon, for instance.  Yummy! But you feel a twinge of guilt. Isn’t it too fatty for a healthy heart? Aren’t there  chemicals in it that may be a cancer threat?

Author Ellyn Satter says relax… we can enjoy it! Although there is for sure a lot of fat in bacon, the kinds of fats are reasonably good for us. And she says the nitrites used as a preservative are needed. They slow the growth of deadly bacteria that produce botulism toxins. Ergo, a little bacon in a recipe once in a while doesn’t hurt, says Ellyn… in fact,  it gives flavor a zap. And THAT’S the secret to feeding a healthy family!

Are you struggling with picky eaters? Ellyn has great  advice on how to encourage them. Her recipe notes on what to do the night before and how to get the kids involved are just what you need to feel confident about cooking healthy meals at home the family wants to eat.

The book might scare you off with its fine print and somewhat stuffy appearance, but it’s easy to read and full of facts you want to know. It’s not particularly for kids but it’s about kids…  a wonderful resource for families. Well worth reading. 302 pp.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. connor
    Apr 05, 2012 @ 12:27:17

    i am a fan of bacon and lego but a good snack is a moink (meat balls wrapped in bacon) are really tasty. a nother great recipe is a chickon wing wrapped in bacon and fried on the B.B.Q.

    i got these from my dads grill book.

    i also have a qustion where do you get the awsome pic’s?


    • Vinny Grette
      Apr 05, 2012 @ 13:29:24

      I like bacon too, but i go for recipes where the bacon is crumbled – you don’t need as much but still get the flavor. Because: Bacon has a lot of the bad fats (not good for hearts over the long haul).


  2. Anonymous
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:37:38

    lol funny i like lego but i never get custom pieces like that….. still funny


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