Welcome to another FoodPlay Friday!
As we head into the final lap of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, I took my turn this week to share my own fitness journey, Staff Stories: Unlocking nerd fitness. If you’re someone who has battled a rocky relationship with physical exercise, I’d love to hear your story, too, so please join me in the comments section!
And if you’re just tuning in, please be sure to check out this month’s blog series so far, including Production Manager Megan Cannon‘s Working & Walking, and I am a runner from Program & Media Coordinator Hanna Bliss.
Before I head into the week’s yummiest recipes, I’d like to direct your attention to The Jolly Tomato where blogger Jeanne Ponessa Fratello makes an impassioned plea on behalf of SNAP funding (formerly food stamps) and the importance of wiping out child hunger in our own country. Please take a moment to read her post, and find out how you can contribute to preserving this important safety net for families in need.
Reading Jeanne’s post, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have food on my own family’s table, and it reinforces my determination to make sure that food is well-considered. With that in mind, my husband (who does nearly all the shopping and cooking for our household) has been trying hard to support farmers in our area by buying local produce whenever he can. Wednesday’s dinner of chicken, local garlic, zucchini, local arugula, local carrots, and local green onion in a whole wheat wrap, was one of my favorites this week. He also made a delicious Zucchini Carpaccio last night that set my lemon-loving heart afire.
Green-colored dishes caught my eye especially in the blogosphere this week, including a Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich from Prevention RD Nicole, and this Cold Zucchini Soup from Michelle Hays at Blog for Family Dinner.
In the category of snacks, another recent discovery at my house was this Peanut Butter Banana “Sushi”, dug up from Domestic Charm. This week’s offerings from the blogosphere look delicious as well, including this Sunflower Seeds and Cinnamon Sunbutter from Amy at Super Healthy Kids. And if that’s not enough to snack on this week, check out this Spring Recipe Roundup from Aimee at Simple Bites.
That’s all for this week! See you next FoodPlay Friday!