Think of your favorite food. How much of it can you eat? For me, I’d say I could eat a ton of it. In reality, a pound of anything is really a lot, let alone 2000 pounds of it.
Over the course of a year 2000 pounds of food still seems quite a bit. Until you do the math, that is. In an NPR article from 2011, they analyzed the amount of food an average American ate during the year. Yes, I know Americans eat a lot and it is not representative of the world, but it still wowed me. Here is some of what we eat in a year:
- 31 pounds of cheese
- 185 pounds of meat
- 197 pounds of grain
- 273 pounds of fruit
- 415 pounds of vegetables
- 141 pounds of sweeteners
Take a look at the article here.
Hearty Pork Stew
An admittedly “heavy” dish, it is worth the weight!
Pork, vegetables and a few spices.
In the slow cooker.
Put down some noodles in your bowl.
And top with this delicious stew.
Hearty Pork Stew
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 510 min | Servings: 8 servings.
1-1/2 to 2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dried celery flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup cold water
Hot cooked noodles
1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve in bowls with noodles. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Info: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 176 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.