While fruits and vegetables are almost all nutritious for our bodies, they are not all equally beneficial for maintaining and improving the health of the environment. Here are some suggestions for what to do about foods that are nutritious, but also have a high carbon footprint making them less healthy for the earth.
Every day, Americans take the abundance and low cost of our food supply for granted. Ironically, farmworkers — those whose lives are spent harvesting the fruits and vegetables we eat — can rarely afford to purchase them.
After growing up in Nebraska, the land of corn and cattle, I didn’t hear the term “sustainability” until I enrolled at Willamette University in Salem, OR, in 2006. And not until my sophomore year did I really connect the need for sustainability to the food system.
There is plenty of seasonal, local produce to make Super Bowl as much about the food, if not more than it is about the game.
Pumpkin-Cranberry Muffins with Pecans and Maple Drizzle. These vegan muffins make perfectly portioned nibbles, deliciously inspired by classic autumn flavors. Makes 18-20 muffins.
North African Brown Rice and Lentils with Gremolata. Sautéed onion and an eclectic blend of spices contribute plenty of flavor to this simple rice and lentil dish topped with a zesty blend of olives, lemon, and herbs. Serves 4.