Weekly Roundup: 12.11.10

Happy Saturday, Friends!

Here are some articles I found interesting across the blogosphere/Internet this week. Meet you back here on Monday!


  • Menu Mondays – Fast Food Burgers & Fries – Eating Rules. I  have been known to beat the drum often and loudly about how there is too much sodium in most restaurant and packaged foods. The RDA for sodium is 2400mg per day, and this really in-depth look at fast food burgers and fries shows just how easily you can meet that number in one meal out if you’re not careful. Surprisingly, McD’s has some of the better numbers in this area (though they are still not “good.”)
  • Helping Ingredients Step out of Their Comfort Zones – New York Times.A look into the advertising angle of influencing your ingredient choices. While I will gladly put sweet potatoes in brownie batter, you will never, ever, ever catch me putting Velveeta into a brownie!
  • What is Expeller Pressed Oil and Why Does it Matter? – Fooducate. Link roundups are great. I never would have seen this one without Casual Kitchen’s link roundup. If you have ever wondered the difference between expeller-pressed, cold-pressed, and non-pressed oils, this article will help sort it all out for you. I had no idea that non-pressed oils use a chemical solvent to extract the oil. Ew.
  • General Mills steps down sugar in kids’ cereals – Yahoo! News. It is nice to to see General Mills taking a step in the right direction when it comes to added sugar in kids’ cereals. (There is still a long way to go, but this is a start!)
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