Thursday, March 20, 2014

Food for Thought : Thursday is Meatout Day

Thursday is Meatout Day. Started in 1985, Meatout is one of the largest annual grassroots diet education programs. Eating a diet high in plant-based foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grain, beans and nuts, may help reduce obesity, heart disease and other health problems. Many people are afraid to go meatless because they think they will miss out on nutrients, especially protein. However, Americans regularly eat more than enough protein on a daily basis and there are many protein-rich foods to choose from when going meatless. Here are a few tips:

Go meatless once a week. Many people go meatless on Mondays, but find a day that works best for your family.

Keep things simple. Try a grilled cheese with vegetable soup or a bean burrito with a salad for quick and easy meals.

Replace meat in your favorite recipes with beans. Try beans in salads for a great meal.

 Don’t think of going meatless as taking something away. Think of it as adding to your diet. Experimenting with a new grain or bean such as oats, quinoa and millet are great for the adventurous palate.

Word of  Wisdom :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

Did you know that if ask anyone from a Professor to a politician 'Why', three times in a row, you can reduce them to a gibbering idiot. Incidentally, the three 'Whys' trick is one that I learnt from watching my 5 year old grandson question  his mother.

A Proud  Grand  Poppa


  1. Good post my friend,
    That's the way to avoid a heart attack. Your friend in the photo sure has some good looking produce.
    I also liked your words of wisdom this week. There is some real truth in those words.
    See you around, luv.
    Big hug, Butterfly

    1. Hello my Lady ,
      We should start eating healthy , they are putting so much un-healthy junk in foods now . The growing and processing is awful , but what can we do ? My friend , Claude has only organic vegetables and the cost is the same and dang so much larger .
      Glad you approve of my words of wisdom . Did the last one remind you of someone ?
      (Laughing my butt off).
      Big bear hug , HHH aka HB G.

  2. Poppa we like your post , we had a meat out lunch , daddy said he wanted his meat for dinner mama rolled her eyes , mama cooked some fat mushrooms , I will look the name up wait all right . Poppa Jenny found it for me , the name is portobello . daddy said baby what in the bad word mama said my darling husband that is you porterhouse steak and make the salad for me please daddy got the vegetables out and said here Nancy this is for you , daddy is so funny . Daddy said he is glad a meat out day just come 1 time a year , he need meat to keep up with mama . poppa mama made some lemon pies and some hummingbird cake .
    we love you very much poppa .
    Wrote by Sha

    1. Hello my grands ,
      I am so happy you approve of my post , all of you help me in so many ways , your dear daddy will eat anything your sweet mama put before him . Your daddy may be my boss , but we all know your sweet mama is his boss . you can use the Portobello mushrooms as a meat , they was very delicious tonight as a steak , boy your mama can cook and your daddy asked for more . (laughing my butt off).
      I love all of you very much .

  3. Dad your post and words of wisdom was very good , you are getting quite good at this HUH ... but you are in trouble ... saying you learn how to turn people in blabbing idiots by asking why 3 times but on the other hand you may be right , sometime that boy makes me want to pull out my hair with his questions , thanks for the great post Dad , it was a very nice surprise .
    Love you your only daughter Hahahaha!

    1. Hello Sweet Daughter ,
      Surprise you did I not ? I did it all by myself . Dear sweet daughter , have you ever known me to not be is some type of trouble ? What is good for the goose is good for the gander , is it not so ? Now you know how my son feels walking round with that goofy look on his face when you finish talking to him . Boy I have fun and love every minute .
      I am working on another one , I have my notes so get ready .
      You are the apple of my eye . Your only Dad and that I am proud .

  4. G. You are getting good with this , how much do you pay for an assistant, I am in the market for a job , I need a new swimsuit .
    You sneaked this one in with out help . waiting for an answer , but don't strain yourself , I can borrow money from your little side kick , he raidd his mama purse again .
    Your only sister

    1. Hello dear Sister ,
      Thank you very much and no I do not need an assistant and you do not need a new swimsuit , I told you numerous times you can borrow my speedos . My side kicks interest is very high , but you can take your chances .
      Your big brother G.

  5. Great post G.
    Tell that son of yours I did not cook meat today , you are trying to keep us healthy and we are going by your guidelines , which I know is best for all of us ., especially if our resistance is low . It also helps if your immune system is also low , vegetables and citrus fruits will help .

    1. Hello dear Joanna ,
      Thank you for so much , we have to revive our immune systems this time of year because we don't exercise as much in the winter months and this winter has been a rough winter . You are so right we should all start eating more vegetables and citrus fruits . My grands love visiting Claude at the vegetable market .
      I told my dear son what you said and he said he liked his Portobello porterhouse steak and he hope baby make them more often . What you cooking tomorrow ?

  6. Dad ,
    I love you dearly . I need meat , in case Baby calls , I can rise to the occasion (smiling) .
    Great post Dad and Man can do that to Baby with 3 'Why's .'
    Your humble son

    1. My dear son ,
      Who do you think you are talking too . If baby calls , you will rise to the occasion at hand (laughing my butt off) you love the Portobello with the homemade steak sauce did you not ? That's a new steak recipe and I think she is going to try it at Emil's .
      Son , you did not seem to miss the meat at dinner , no one did .
      Your dad

  7. G.
    Great Post , So that's where you get all those pretty vegetables , he said you sent a lot of business his way . Keep up the good work .

    1. Hello Jean and Harvey ,
      Thanks a million , Harvey came over here pouting , he said all he had for dinner was some rabbit food and vegetable soup . Eloise broiled him some Portobello mushroom slices with some steak sauce she made today and he asked her where did she get the Portobello from and she said Claude's , we have a lot of recipes foe Portobello mushrooms . Claude is a good man and all his vegetables is organic .


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