Sunday, April 8, 2018

April 8, 2018 - Nutrition, Food, and Health Topics: National Empanada Day, World Food News and History

National Empanada Day 

An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries of The Americas and in Spain. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Wikipedia

#NationalEmpanadaDay: Recipe Makeover: Lighter Empanadas @Cooking_Light Sidney Fry #RDN

Egg Salad Week in 2018 is April 2-8 (week after Easter, March or April) Dedicated to the many delicious uses for all of the Easter eggs that have been cooked, colored, hidden and found.

Food Safety
If you plan to eat the Easter eggs you decorate, be sure to use only food grade dye. (Some people make two sets of eggs - one for decorating and hiding, another for eating. Others use plastic eggs for hiding.) For an Easter egg hunt, avoid cracking the eggshells. If the shells crack then bacteria could enter and contaminate the egg inside. Also, hide eggs in places that are protected from dirt, pets and other bacteria sources and keep hard-cooked eggs chilled in the refrigerator until just before the hunt. The total time for hiding and hunting eggs should be no more than two hours. Then be sure to refrigerate the "found" eggs right away until you eat them. Eggs found hours later or the next day should be thrown out — not eaten! 

When shell eggs are hard-cooked, the protective coating is washed away, leaving open pores in the shell where harmful bacteria could enter. Be sure to refrigerate eggs within two hours of cooking and use them within a week. Check your refrigerator temperature with an appliance thermometer and adjust the refrigerator temperature to 40°F (Fahrenheit) or below. 

Egg Salad Sandwich with Spinach and Tomato

1 hard-cooked egg and 1 hard-cooked egg white. chopped
1 tablespoon 0% plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped onion
ground black pepper
garlic powder
1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
2 slices tomato
1 whole grain bread


In a small bowl, combine the eggs, yogurt, mayo, celery, and onion. Add the pepper and garlic powder to taste. Place the egg salad, spinach, and tomato on a slice of whole grain bread.

Food Photography
A Garden in a Sandwich

Today in History

1879 The Echo Farms Dairy of New York began 
selling milk in glass bottles, the first in the U.S.

1898 In New York state, the first U.S. college of forestry was created at Cornell University.

1911 Melvin Ellis Calvin was born (died Jan 8, 1997), An American biochemist he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for furthering our knowledge of the mechanism of photosynthesis in green plants.


How Amsterdam is reducing child #obesity #BBC
2. All victims in New Jersey E. coli outbreak admitted to hospitals #foodsafety
3. #Older Americans are hooked on #vitamins despite scarce evidence they work
4. Pasta Can Help You Lose Weight: Here Are Other Food That Can Help With Weight Loss - International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, concluded putting GI levels in food labels will not be useful for 3 reasons

5. Some basic acts of kindness found to help patients dealing with cancer #WashingtonPost

6. Food photographer for The New Potato cookbook shares her tricks of the trade
7. Step up your Sunday #mealprep game with freezer meals! @MealPlanMom breaks down 6 tips for success on the blog:

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