Posted on 04/25/2008
Hello to all! Welcome to Spring! Late this year, but beautiful. I love the invigoration of soothing weather. Not as much as I love healthy eating, but close, close, close.
I’d like to recommend a healthy eating book written in 1858. The author is Mary Peabody, from a famous New England family. Mary’s book is titled, “Christianity in the Kitchen.”
Though written in 1858, it’s still relevant. She connects good nutrition with good morals.
Distributors have meal showings from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Thursday afternoons. You can find one nearest you on our website. If you haven’t seen our meals, check out the portion sizes and packaging.
Speaking of packaging, we’ve received several “green” suggestions that we should replace our plastic containers with cardboard. Well, we think it’s very important to recycle.
All our meal containers can be recycled. Please notice the triangle on the bottom of each container. Cardboard would just mean more trees would be cut down. But plastic is petroleum. And that’s a problem. So what’s our solution?
Packaging made from corn! That’s right! One hundred percent bio-degradable. Starts this summer!
Eating the containers, however, is not part of our calorie-controlled program.
Remember, you’re not cooking our meals, you’re warming them. So simply heat them to your liking.
We’ve also received many comments asking us to change one item or another, because of a personal preference. More meat, less meat, chunks of meat, ground meat. You can see how hard it is to be totally accommodating to the diversity of tastes. We believe that healthy eating, first-tier food quality, and variety are the answers, and we structure our meal plan accordingly.
According to the American Heart Association, we need 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories we consume. Our 1,200 cal plan supplies 17 grams per day (on average) and our 2,000 cal plan averages 26. We are pretty close! And our fiber grams will increase in the very near future when we complete our switch to whole-grain rice, breads, buns, muffins, and cookies.
To Leslie and Amy, thanks for your convincing comments. The polenta is off the menu and the cabbage roll has been changed. Congratulations on your weight loss, Amy. Glad you liked the cookie.
She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.