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50 Authentic, Easy-to-Make Recipes from All Periods of American History!
Early Native Americans and colonists could never have dreamed of the stunning variety and tremendous quantity of food available in the United States today. Food from all over the world is part of the American diet. American food diversity reflects Americans' diversity.
Despite this diversity, Americans too often make unhealthy food decisions, turning to the convenience of fast food and junk food. This has caused an increase in obesity across the nation.
But there are positive signs. Demands for healthier choices in fast foods grow greater each year. More people are purchasing and eating locally grown fruits and vegetables. Information on foods and their nutritional content is easily available. Many fast food restaurants now offer salads and low-fat meals. The message of eating in moderation is gaining traction.
The United States is a product of the people who live here. People from all over the world have come to this country to begin new lives. Each of them brought pieces of their old lives with them, and those little pieces included their food. Over 500 years of new people, ideas, and foods have created not only a unique country, but also an amazing place to eat!
Current recipes are focusing on healthier foods and using locally growns fruits and vegetables.
This healthy snack is full of fruits and nuts.
Healthy eating doesn't mean you have to skip dessert.
This bread is so tasty, it's bananas!