Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Have You Ever Wondered?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Wheat Food Council. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your food before it gets on your table? We have all heard the horror stories of how hot dogs are made. I know for a fact that I do not ever want to see that documentary, because I am 100% positive that I would never touch another hot dog for the rest of my life. And I love a good hot dog.

I also love bread. I was just talking to someone last week, saying how I could live exclusively on bread, especially whole grain breads, as long as I had a variety of yummy things, like brucshetta, to put on it. I know how bread is made, but I don't know how all the ingredients are made.

Let's take, for example, wheat. I love a good whole wheat honey bread, but I have never taken the time to learn how wheat is made. Of course, I have seen wheat fields, but the whole process of harvesting and turning it into what goes into our bread is pretty neat. I know this now because I learned How Wheat Works. You can click that link right there and find out for yourself, too. This is a great website that takes you through every step of the process, and even my kids found it interesting. They were able to participate in all four steps of the "from the farm to the fork" program, and they learned a lot about wheat's nutritional value.

I want to give you a really good reason to check out this site. For each participant, the Wheat Foods Council will donate two pounds of flour, up to 90,000 pounds, to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that provides assistance to needy U.S. troops and their families. How cool is that?

So, go learn how wheat is made, and help our soldiers families in the process. Just stay away from that hot dog documentary.
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