November 21, 2018

Weekend reads: The divisive turkey recipe that's taken the internet by storm

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    Ben Palmer's reads

    How to handle a picky eater this Thanksgiving. Parents often beg and plead with their children to try healthy foods, but it doesn't have to be such a battle—if parents follow these tips, Casey Seidenberg writes for the Washington Post. Parents should provide children with food and encourage them to eat well, but let children "decide if they want to eat the foods we serve," Seidenberg writes. In addition, parents should avoid pushing their children to eat new foods, according to Dina Rose, author of the book "It's Not About the Broccoli." Rose said, "Pressure is your enemy," and parents should instead slowly accustom their children to trying new foods. Parents should also allow their children to play with their foods, according to dietitian Jill Castle. "[T]he tactile investigation of food is … necessary, productive, and speeds up the learning curve," she said.

    It's not just lettuce. Almost 50 tons of beef last weekend were recalled by Swift Beef Co. due to potential E. coli contamination. USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service discovered E. coli in the beef of a Swift Beef customer, which led to a recall of around 530 pounds of ground beef, patties, and meatballs shipped to restaurants in Utah. Swift Beef ships meat to restaurants in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, according to the USDA.

    Danielle Poindexter's reads

    Want to spice up Thanksgiving? Try the viral, hot Cheetos turkey recipe—at your own risk. A turkey recipe posted by Reynolds Kitchens is taking the internet by storm. The recipe calls for coating a buttered turkey with crumbled hot Cheetos. Twitter users are divided over the topic, so if you choose to bring a hot Cheetos turkey to your Thanksgiving feast, there's no guarantee that it will be a hit. Some were "thrilled" by the idea of trying the new recipe, but others described the dish as "a nightmare."

    Are you trading sleep for exercise? According to researchers, sleep and exercise "compete for people's time" on weekday mornings. The more a person exercises in the morning before work, the less sleep they get. The study, which analyzed data for almost 48,000 working adults, show that the participants who exercised slept 15 minutes less than participants who did not exercise. The strongest association between sleep time and exercise was seen among participants who worked out between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. or between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

     

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