Eat Me Quiz Answers and Winners and Weekend Reading: Fitness, Food Safety, Weight Management, Pretty Things, Recipes, Dips

Hello, hello,

I had fun playing Nutrition Jeopardy with the elementary school kids last night so I hope you enjoyed finding out if you are smarter than a fifth grader.

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I’ve got some interesting links for you as well as the answers and winners of the Black Bean Eat Me Quiz!

Fitness

Let the gym come to you with these fitness sites from the Los Angeles Times
I’m always looking for EASY new workout ideas so trying out one of these sites is really quit e appealing to me.
Have you used one of them?

Food Safety

Research: Attribution of Foodborne Illnesses, Hospitalizations, and Deaths to Food Commodities by using Outbreak Data, United States, 1998–2008 from Emerging Infectious Diseases
Each year, more than 9 million people get sick from their food. Using data from outbreak-associated illnesses for 1998–2008, the researchers estimated that 46% of illnesses resulted from contaminated produce and found that more deaths were attributed to poultry than to any other commodity. So… wash your hands, don’t let raw meat touch fresh vegetables, wash your produce, and cook your meat people.

Weight Management

Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity from the New England Journal of Medicine
This journal article is trying to turn the obesity world on it’s head.
“Many beliefs about obesity persist in the absence of supporting scientific evidence (presumptions); some persist despite contradicting evidence (myths)”
“We identified seven obesity-related myths concerning the effects of small sustained increases in energy intake or expenditure, establishment of realistic goals for weight loss, rapid weight loss, weight-loss readiness, physical-education classes, breast-feeding, and energy expended during sexual activity. We also identified six presumptions about the purported effects of regularly eating breakfast, early childhood experiences, eating fruits and vegetables, weight cycling, snacking, and the built (i.e., human-made) environment. “

If you’re like me and don’t have access to the New England Journal of Medicine, check out Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes, where he’s taking a look at each myth, one at a time. So far he’s doing a good job of showing that just because some of these myths and presumptions aren’t true, doesn’t mean that the opposite is true or that we should change the way we treat obesity.
Here are the first two posts:
Obesity Myth #1: The 3,500 Calorie Rule
Myth #2: Importance of Realistic Goals

Pretty things

black & white | a photo diary from Now That’s Lovely
Beautiful black and white photography. I wish I could be there, black and white and all.

Berry Infused Heart Ice Cubes from Le Zoe Musings
So pretty and so simple.

Recipes

How to Turn Fish Skin into “Bacon” from Chow
I’m not sure I’d call it bacon, but crispy salmon skin is delicious and contains healthy nutrients.

Squirrel and Dumplings Finally from Mucking Moms
Maybe it’s ’cause I’m such a city girl but this really cracks me up! Anyone else eat squirrel?

Dips

Game Day Party Planning: 20 Dip Recipes We Love from Serious Eats
The Moroccan-Style Spicy Carrot Dip sounds especially delish.

Game-Day Salsa from Healthy Eats

Artichoke Lemon Dip from Simply Recipes

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for:

Black Bean Eat Me Quiz answers and winners

1. What was the secret ingredient in the brownie recipe I posted this month?

  • Tequila
  • Almond Flour
  • Black beans (90% answered correctly)

2. Black beans are a fabulous source of which nutrient?

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Folate
  • All of the above (92% answered correctly)

3. What is one of the health benefits of black beans according to Project Eat Me?

  • Decreased risk of obesity (75% answered correctly)
  • Lower chance of developing liver disease
  • Improved Acne

4. When cooking with dry black beans, which soaking method is recommended because it is the best at reducing cooking time and gas-producing compounds?

  • Hot soak method (57% answered correctly)
  • Traditional soak method
  • Quick soak method

5. Goya, maker of my new favorite brand of low-sodium black beans, has teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote what?

  • MyPlate and the Spanish version MiPlato (75% answered correctly)
  • Folic acid awareness
  • Black beans

6. Which of the following categories does the Bean Institute website not offer recipes for?

  • Low-folate (89% answered correctly)
  • Appetizers
  • Ethnic cuisine
  • Easy

Congratulations to Doug, winner of the grand prize from the Bean Institute. His winnings include a copy of The Bean Cookbook, a pack of great bean recipe cards, a $25 Amazon gift card, and free admission to the “Beans for a Better Life” seminar in Dallas on May 17th.

Jessica, Shannon, and Anne were the three randomly selected runners-up and winners of “Healthy, Tasty, Affordable Latin Cooking” from the lovely people at Goya Foods.

Have a great weekend y’all!

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