Posts Tagged ‘Convenience food’

Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients | TechCrunch

Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become.

But instead of forcing people to rely on highly processed convenience food that’s larded with additives and unhealthy levels of salt, as microwave meals generally are, they want Foodini to get more people cooking with fresh ingredients, rather than reaching for that pre-processed packet.

via Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients | TechCrunch.

Some day, producing  OK food at home will be no harder than producing OK coffee — slip some pods of this and than into a machine and out comes — ravioli.  Or peanut butter.  Or something.

Do yourself a favor.  Google up Learn To Cook and try, first, some small things.  If you can scramble an egg, look up Omelette.   If you can grill a burger, look up grilled asparagus.  Expand just slightly each time, and you’ll never have a need for the food pod machine.

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For those with orthorexia, diet can never be ‘pure’ enough –


Their initial impulses might have been fine: perhaps cutting out processed foods or eating only organic food. But what if someone believes she absolutely cannot touch carrot juice if it’s not organic? Or that she can eat only vegan raw food or not a single carb? The result, says Sondra Kronberg, a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist based on Long Island, can be malnutrition, brittle bones and other problems.

Our culture is immersed in advice and admonitions about the “right” way to eat: Juice, Paleo, low-carb, no-fat and GMO-free diets abound. So perhaps it’s no wonder that the terrain gets dicey for some people.

Orthorexia “absolutely” is growing

via For those with orthorexia, diet can never be ‘pure’ enough –

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How do I quickly reduce my sodium intake?

Salt mounds in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. (Photo...

You may be surprised, but the salt you add at the table is a very small component of your sodium intake.  Most of our salt intake comes from restaurant food, and processed food.

WHAT you eat is more important here.  4 pieces of carry out pizza is 2-3 grams of salt.  We’d rather you place your limits here instead of trying to go without table salt. Because it’s not reasonable to ask you to never ever add salt to anything.  You’re not gonna do it.

Instead, choose food that’s naturally low in salt, and eat that, with a bit of salt to taste.

Marketing to people who buy fresh produce at the grocery

Not surprising but important.   People who buy fresh foods  are going to spend more on other particular types of groceries — particularly other kinds of fresh foods.

Look for grocery stores to really heat it up in terms of the quantity and quality of fresh items for sale as they try to keep you, the more nutrition oriented shopper, in their store.  For a long time groceries have catered to the people who shop mostly the middle, processed food aisles.  The processed sugar aisle, the salt aisle, those places are becoming less of a factor.

Does it cost more to buy real food?   Yes, but it costs less too, because you won’t be needing anything from those other areas of the store.