Update on February 19, 2013
We've all been there -- at the end of a long workday; making a nutritious meal from scratch can feel daunting. Sometimes, it just feels easier to grab a quick, and often less healthy, alternative rather than cook at home. Time, access, expense, and lack of basic cooking skills are just a few of the barriers to healthy eating that many of us face in our day-to-day lives. The Kashi REAL Project™ is trying to address some of these ba rriers for low-income families by teaming up with Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters® Colorado, a non-profit organization that specializes in educating kids and families about healthy eating on a limited budget.
Here are some quick tips from Cooking Matters:
1. Time: When you're able, cook meals in bulk and save leftovers for a future lunch or dinner by refrigerating or freezing them within 2 hours after cooking.
2. Expense: If fresh produce costs too much or isn't available where you shop, look for frozen vegetables as a potential alternative. Just be sure to avoid any that have added salt or preservatives.
3. Convenience: Try making yogurt parfaits the night before or sauté veggies to add to scrambled eggs in the morning.
You can support Cooking Matters Colorado by inviting your friends and family to think about healthy eating by taking Kashi's poll. For every response another $1 is donated to Cooking Matters Colorado (up to $35,000) to help educate kids and families about healthy eating!**For every poll response on www.causes.com/healthyeating, (http://www.causes.com/healthyeating,) Kashi will donate $1 dollar, up to a maximum of $35,000, to Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters® Colorado. The donation status will be updated instantaneously. Limit one poll response per Causes.com user. There is a strict limit of one entry per person. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this rule or any other automated or programmed means, any donation will be void. The program will begin at 12:00am ET 1/29/13 and ends at 11:59 pm ET 3/31/13 or until the maximum donation is reached. Cooking Matters Colorado will receive a minimum donation of $10,000. Must be a registered Facebook user to participate. This program is published by Causes.com, which is solely responsible for its content. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.