Health & Diet

How Grocery Shopping Is My Own Little Feminist Act — My Healthy

I'm a proud feminist, and I also love to cook. Even more, I love to grocery shop. Picking out a recipe and then hitting the supermarket to put the necessary ingredients into my basket is a small thrill for me during what I'd describe as a bleak time, politically. Of course, just walking into a grocery store to go shopping or stepping into the kitchen to cook can feel like trading in your values and beliefs for age-old gender norms.

Sometimes, I get so giddy in the grocery store that I feel like a feminist failure. Am I doing this wrong? Is it possible to smash the patriarchy with one hand and pick out a package of chicken breasts with the other?

I like to think that the answer is yes.

In a world where women are regularly and systematically stripped of our right to make choices and control our own lives, grocery shopping can be an act of feminism. At least it is for me.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Erin from St. Paul, Minnesota — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Erin Sutton
Location: St. Paul, MN
Age: 36
Occupation: Birth doula and childbirth educator
Number of people in household: Family of six, including four children ages 11, 9, 6, and 3.

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The Key to a Creamy, Dairy-Free Matcha Latte (It’s Not Coconut Milk!) — Delicious Links

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When I'm in need of a little afternoon pick-me-up, but I don't want another cup of coffee, I always turn to matcha. I love its unique flavor, and the fact that it doesn't leave me feeling jittery. I've covered my fair share of matcha drinks here, but this one really stuck out to me. Why? Because it's creamy yet doesn't contain a drop of dairy. Oh, and it doesn't call for coconut milk either.

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These Golden Bananas Can Change the Lives Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children — Food News

Vitamin A deficiency is a worldwide public health problem that especially impacts nations in Africa and Southeast Asia — it's been estimated that anywhere from 650,000 to 750,000 kids around the world suffer from a deficit of vitamin A. According to the World Health Organization, a shortage of vitamin A is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the odds of disease and death by severe infection.

To curb the global epidemic, researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have created super-food bananas that are rich in vitamin A.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Leah from Brooklyn, New York — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Leah Vanderveldt
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 31
Occupation: Food writer and cookbook author
Number of people in household: 2 (me and my husband)

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Groundbreaking Study Spotlights How the Scent of Food Impacts Your Weight — Food News

It's no secret that how you experience your food is linked to how it interacts with your senses. I mean, who hasn't been tempted to indulge in some baked goods after walking by a bakery? But next time you want to loiter a little longer near some cookies, thinking there's no harm in smelling, consider this: A new study from researchers at the University of California Berkeley has linked food aroma to your weight. Specifically, sniffing foods may trigger your body to hoard calories instead of burning them.

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