A Ton of Food

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

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An admittedly “heavy” dish, it is worth the weight!

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Pork, vegetables and a few spices.

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In the slow cooker.

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Put down some noodles in your bowl.

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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.

Source: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hearty-pork-stew

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Categories: Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Soup and Stew

Author:The Ranting Chef

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