Links I Like

Hello all. I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. I’m a little late with the links this week (never mind that I skipped them last weekend). But this week there were so, so many links that cannot be denied their due. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve already seen them, but you can consider this an encore:
  • The CNN article “Train your brain to crave healthy foods” was great! I know from experience that the more you eat healthy foods, the more junk food (or really rich and/or sweet foods) tastes gross. When I’ve indulged a bit over the holidays, or whatnot, I don’t want a salad because I think I should have it, I want a salad because I completely crave it.
  • I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive (or difficult). As this nice little article points out, cooking from scratch is key. Yes, yes, yes!
  • Looks like you really, really can’t start too early when it comes to getting kids to eat (and enjoy) their veggies. A really nice NPR story!
  • A great (and short) little Scientific American podcast on how to “Beat Gluttony with Gullibility,” with a tiny article that addresses some of the same points. This is why I am obsessive about using small plates, small bowls, and even small spoons! When you’re watching portions sizes it really helps you avoid feelings of deprivation.
  • I want to be healthy, vital and active until the day I die, so I loved this column from Dole Chairman David H. Murdock on “At 88, the Healthy Routine That Works For Me.” I need to start eating sardines! I have some in my pantry…what in the heck am I waiting for?
Happy reading, and have a great rest of the weekend!