The Sustainable Diets Blog

Eating, Wellness, Gardening, Recipes and Loving our Planet. By Teri Underwood.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

By choosing ground turkey instead of the typical pork sausage in American breakfast fare you are cutting the calories in half and reducing the carbon footprint of your protein source. Red meat, especially red meat produced in factory farms is very hard on the environment.

Green Omelet

An easy and delicious way to incorporate health-giving greens into your diet! Dark greens, like kale, collards, Swiss chard, bok choy, and spinach are superfoods and are essential to good health.

Diet Tips to Minimize Pesticide Residues


DO NOT avoid fruits and vegetables! The risk to your health of avoiding them is much greater than the risk posed by pesticide residues.

EAT A PLANT BASED DIET, eat low on the food chain; avoid high fat animal products unless they are pasture raised.

Buckwheat (Super Food), Gluten Free Pancakes

Buckwheat is an ancient food dating back to 6000 years BC in Southeast Asia. Although it is a starchy food that looks and is named like a grain, it is not a grain. It is a fruit seed that is related to the rhubarb plant.

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Should I Choose Imported Organic or Local Conventional?

Although there is no clear cut answer to this question, there are several factors (described below) that can help you make a more informed food choice.

Comparing Organic and Conventional Production Methods

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Confetti Black Bean Salad

Black beans are a staple in my house. They taste great, are versatile, easy to digest, and inexpensive. Nutritionally they are loaded with fiber, protein, iron, folate, and the black color is a potent antioxidant.

The Low-Carbon Refrigerator

Think carbon dioxide, the most abundant heat-trapping climate change gas in the sky. It’s the main cause of climate change and we produce lots of it in our kitchens. In the American home, the kitchen uses 25% of the electricity.

Eat Your Greens, Grow Your Greens

Did you know that our ancient ancestors ate several pounds of leafy greens every day? Since our biochemistry is dependent on our genetics and our genes are still very similar to our paleo-ancestors, it follows that we should be including lots of greens in our diets as well.

What is a sustainable diet?

The word “sustainable” derives from the Latin words sub tenere and literally means to “uphold from underneath” or “able to endure without falling.”

…a sustainable diet is one that can endure or be continued over a long period of time.

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