A Healthy Crisp for America’s Struggling Food System

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 Essential for our current health and our future…change is possible!

A plethora of  ingredients are banned across the globe because they are considered unsafe for human consumption.  It seems like common sence, you know, to ban something that could harm us? …in the USA it’s not. Coloring agents (blue 1, blue 2, yellow 5, and yellow 6) and Olestrea found in fat free potato chips are still being put into our food. From Food Babe, “41% of Americans are projected to get cancer in their lifetime!  Americans are sicker and die younger than other people in wealthy nations. The United States spends 2.5 times more on health care than any other nation, however, when compared with 16 other nations we come in dead last in terms of health and life expectancy for men and near the bottom for women.” We need HELP.

I have been struggling with trying to think of various ways I can contribute to improve the USA’s corrupted food system. From volunteering on organic farms, spreading the word and eating organic food I still feel like there is more to be done. As I dive into Food Babe’s amazing blog as I mentioned her above, (a blog investigating what really is in our food which is causing cancer and obesity among a plethora of other issues and diseases) my heart is aching for the consumer’s of this food, that being the person reading this right now, me and loved ones. We are being tricked into eating foods that are contaminated. Tricked by people with power. People who don’t have the morals and values that we hope for. Our food system is hurting many families as it hurt mine.

Many large food companies don’t care about our health they only care about making money by adding additives, genetically modified organisms and pesticides to our foods to make production go faster and save money. I hope you will stay up to date on Food Babe’s findings and try to eat local and organic whenever possible. Remember, eating healthy and organic is not only good for you, it is good for your mind, body and our environment!  

Enjoy the recipe below. I pray it will help you and your family eat healthy and stay nourished!

Food Babe’s Blog: http://foodbabe.com/ 

Ingredients: 

* For each ingredient the amount depends on how many sandwiches you’ll be making. Feel free to add any additional ingredients to make it how you want it! This recipe is simply an idea that hopefully helps spark more creativity and healthy eating! I pray and hope you will try to use organic and local ingredients. 

  • Whole Grain Bread
  • Garlic Hummus
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Oregano
  • Shaved pecorino or parmesan cheese- optional
  • Lemon wedges -Optional
  • Fresh Dill

Instructions: Assemble to you liking and look to the picture above for guidance. Eat as an open faced sandwich and squeeze the lemon on top just before eating. Enjoy!

  Happy and healthy eating!

~Niki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “A Healthy Crisp for America’s Struggling Food System

  1. wow… I LOVE the presentation of this…. VERY impressed… who knew that healthy eating was also such a visual art form…

    Happy Friday Niki 🙂

    On July 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM Olive Oil and Feta wrote:

    > nkmaria posted: ” Essential for our current health and our future…change > is possible! Specific ingredients banned across the globe because they are > considered unsafe for human consumption and legal in the United States such as > coloring agents (blue ” >

    • Thank you Fred.I am very passionate about this topic and want to spread the word about what is really going on in our food system!I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. Niki this is a beautiful post, both the photo and text! I think it is so cool that you are so passionate about your calling! And you are right on! Your work is important because people are pretty lazy when it comes to food knowledge and prep. They want quick and easy. Fast food and processed food feeds our “right now” society. To understand the impact of clean healthy eating takes an awareness and consideration of nurturing and honoring oneself. Most people aren’t “awake” enough to realize that their bodies are the temple of Christ within us, and what we put into them matters deeply. Keep up the good work!

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