The other day an announcement was made about eating healthy. News host blasts, "Eating Healthy Can Break the Bank!"
A better title would have been "Eating Healthy Would Cost an Extra $1.04 Per Day, and You're Worth it."
A new article went further by listing pitfalls of eating healthy. First it mentioned the $365 annual increase to your grocery bill. With the recession, unemployment, and high insurance premiums this immediately would scare readers. The so called health expert never mentioned how to combine certain foods to stretch dollars:
1. Add veggies to meat loaves (shredded carrots, spinach, oatmeal...
2. Combine legumes with veggies and rice for protein
3. Sprinkle sunflowers seeds on spaghetti and use as meat alternative
4, Follow food guideline to make sure you're not over eating. Overeating can lead to a higher grocery bill.
5. Eating 6 fruits and veggies a day does not mean eating 6 fruits and 6 veggies
Last, media cannot tell us everything. We should investigate, ask questions, and read (recipe books, nutrition magazines, eating foods in season...)

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I know this person!

Two approaches I take - but first remember that you don't have to say anything unless they've Sadie something. "The look" only has the meaning we give it.

First is the proactive approach or the "before" approach. State very clearly what's going to happen and who is doing what - "Cathy is bringing this kind of cake because that's what Shirley wants. Can you be in charge of .....?"

Second is the "if you'd only told me" approach. "Oh, dear. Cathy went through all this trouble to get the cake Shirley wanted. If you had only said you wasted to help with the cake I would have asked the two of you to work together."

Big sisters and brothers sometimes like to throw their weight around. But your home/your party, your rules. You must be calm but firm.

Hope it helps a little.

Terry
Well, I sometimes I bring my own food especially if something is being served that I am allergic to, but I don't make others eat the food I bring. In fact if I have to do that I only bring enough for me. I only do this for the foods I have a bad allergy to and I will add to what I bring the foods that I can eat. Everyone knows and accepts I do that. I really think your sister was wrong to pussh her own food onto othrers, but again that is just me.
Comments below are in response to a situation I posted earlier then deleted.

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