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Stone Soup

Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

For Low-Income Families, Healthy Choices Are No Easy Choices

It is one thing to criticize food stamps recipients for buying junk food and sodas that make them overweight and sick — it’s another to offer them realistic alternatives to turn their lot around.

Raspberry Orange Chia Jam and Peach Chia Jam

I’d rather use chia seeds, which I always have on hand, versus pectin for jams not only for the convenience but for the added boost in nutrition and fiber.

Using Creative Tactics to Close the Hunger Gap

Several organizations across the country are increasing accessibility of healthier foods, promoting nutrition education, and providing additional sustainable relationships from farm to fork.

Slow Cooker Cherry Almond Steel Cut Oats

When steel cut oats met the slow cooker, it was love at first bite. I no longer have to stir my morning away when I have a hankering for oatmeal. Toss them in the slow cooker the night before and forget it!

Get Inspired In Your Kitchen

Even if it’s just a few times a week, home cooked meals can make such a difference for the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

Do Kids Need a Dedicated 'Snack Shelf'?

The way parents approach snack shelves can make or break the development of their child's long-term healthy relationship with food.

What Is the S.L.O.E. Food Movement?

Let's shed a bit of light on sustainable, local, organic, and ethically raised — four topics collectively known as S.L.O.E. food.


Diet Soda: Does It Make You Gain Weight?

What happens when the tongue tastes the sweetness of sugar but the body does not actually receive any sugar or carbohydrate? My hypothesis has always been that the pancreas would begin to secrete insulin, blood sugar would decrease and, in turn, the body would be left to crave the sugar it did not get.

Does Eliminating Specific Foods Answer the Obesity Crisis?

In my experience counseling individuals, couples and families, I have found three main tools that lead to lasting weight loss for most people.


Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwiches

I made these smoked salmon tea sandwiches for a brunch party I had last weekend with my coworkers. When you put together a menu, pay attention to a few things.


Nutrition Education the Creative Way

A neighbor of mine decided on a backyard party that would create a fun, party-style event while tackling the oftentimes daunting subject of nutrition.

Japan: A Mushroom Lover’s Heaven

Knowing Japan has tons of mushrooms, I still never expected to see that all grocery stores had such a large section of mushrooms to choose from. I mean entire refrigerated cases.

Gluten-free Breakfast Basics

With back-to-school right around the corner, it’s time for people who can’t eat gluten to plan ahead for breakfasts.

Invest in Farmers' Markets

Vibrant produce, friendly vendors and excited patrons all converge to create a winning combination. Purchasing seasonal produce and other goods from local farmers enables you to buy quality foods that are not only at their peak nutritionally, but also in flavor.


A Foodless Farm Bill

America’s food, feed, fiber, and fuel are intricately tied up into the massive yarn ball of generations of federal government policy. Undoing it isn’t so simple. Not addressing it is lack of leadership.

Roasted Zucchini Hummus

My idea for the hummus basically came from the thought that most veggies and other flavorings taste pretty darn good when pureed with creamy chickpeas. This particular hummus has a nice light zucchini flavor, not too intense.


Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods: Why Less Is Actually Better

In the food industry right now there are a lot of words being thrown around like, GMO, organic, natural, fresh or local. But do all of these words really mean better for you?


The "Slow" Diet

It is not so much the dietary principles but rather the underlying lifestyle that sets the Mediterranean diet apart.


Vanilla Almond Vegan Cupcakes

Try these. They are so delicious, light, moist, and satisfying, you won’t even think about what’s not in there.


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