Friday Round Up–6/14/13



Hooray, happy Friday! Today is the last day of a huge project I have been working on (one of three I have going right now), and at the end of the day, I will breathe a huge sign of relief! Time to hit the pool!

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Anyway, enough about that – and hopefully the last of my bellyaching about too much work for awhile — here are a few links I found interesting this week. I have more commentary than usual this week, so I kept the link list shorter…

Top 11 Biggest Lies of the Food Industry. One of the biggest take-aways in this article is something I was just telling my dad, “stay out of the gluten-free aisle.” Gluten free is very popular right now, and as a result, there are tons of gluten free alternatives available. But, simply being gluten free doesn’t making something good for you, and some of the gluten free alternatives spike your blood sugar more than regular gluten-filled items. Processed food is processed food, after all! The theme of this article could really just be – eat real food. For example, my “gluten free” wraps are collard greens –they make sturdy wraps that fold up really well. There are lots of foods that are gluten free because they just are, not because they have been engineered to be that way!

Have you ever heard of the Wooly Pocket? I heard about this on Rich Roll’s podcast with the guys behind the “vegetarian” school in New York (which, by the way, is a great interview. Check it out here). In the podcast, they talk all about wanting to build a healthy school and what eventually tipped their lunch program to be all veggie-based. I love the idea of this pocket  – it’s a creative way to have a garden in a small space!

Your coffee has ground up bugs in it. Cockroaches, specifically. Well, that doesn’t sound so tasty. Boo. The good news is if you buy whole beans, you’re in the clear!

How to make your own Kombucha. If you drink kombucha, you know it is expensive! Why not make your own and save some cash?!

Have a great weekend, friends!

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