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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Slow Foods Healthy Meal Challenge!

Dear Folks,

Slow Foods USA is having a challenge event on September 17, 2011.  Can you make, share, host or write about a meal that is a homemade, nutritious and overall healthy option to fast-food offerings for $5 or less?

Click here to learn more about the challenge itself.

I have taken the pledge to make such a meal.  Here is what I'm going to do.  I decided to address the meal options as versions of "happy meals" (I am working with a crafter friend to come up with a locally made 'toy'- and hoping that works out).  These won't be for just children only, I expect adults to enjoy the meals I have in mind too.

If it were adults alone who need to make better food choices some of the "challenge" would not be so challenging.  But finding healthy options for children when you are competing with some of the top social/food addictions is a real challenge.

For those of you who are not familiar with Slow Foods - it is an organization devoted both to alternatives to both fast food, and the re-focus back to community and local.

"Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment."

On September 16th, I will publish my recipes and other related information to the challenge, and hope that you can do two things:  1)  try them yourselves, and 2) pass the information around to as many people as you can.

Get off the fast food track and onto the community slow food trail and enjoy a renewed sense of community and, oh by the way, better health :-)

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until the 16th.