Huffington Post's Week of Eating In Challenge


Our friends at the Huffington Post are inviting their readers to participate in a project of eating in and sharing best practices. Inspired by Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In, a memoir with recipes, the project will provide a chance for people to save money and eat healthy by staying in and cooking for themselves and their loved ones.From the Huffington Post:

What: A week-long experiment in cooking your own food inspired by Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In. We'll be providing awesome commentary and how-to's on everything from how to not waste food to great winter recipes. And we'll invite you to share your experiences with the HuffPost Community.

When: February 22-28th, 2010.

Who: Anyone from eco-warriors to average Joes, from to accomplished gourmands to first-time novices are invited to participate.

Why: Not only do we think this will save you money and get you eating healthier food, we think this will be a fun consciousness-raising activity in better understanding where your food comes from. If you know what you are eating, that's the first step in making good food decisions for you AND the planet.

Where: Everywhere! There are no restrictions -- anyone and everyone can participate.

How: Just sign up below, and take the pledge to tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter what you're up to. The more people you get to Eat In with you, the more people you could cook with, have potlucks with, or invite over to dinner!

Sounds pretty yummy. I've signed up, and and I want to learn how to make more vegetarian dishes that pack a protein punch. I'm slowly phasing out meat in my diet but I'm worried about not getting enough protein. If you've got advice, please tell me in the comments section below.

To sign up for "The Week Of Eating In Challenge," go here.

More on Healthy Eating:
Food for Thought: How Healthy Eating Makes You Smarter : TreeHugger
Is the US Government Going to Reward You For Eating Healthy?
7 Cheap and Easy Vegetarian Meals : TreeHugger