Could your diet use some spring cleaning? Prevention magazine offers suggestions for starting to eat more wholesome, healthy foods without totally reinventing your menus:
• Assess what part of your diet supplies the most calories. If you’re an omnivore, buy meat from grass-fed cattle and eggs from pasture-raised chickens, but stick to conventional produce. If you’re a vegetarian, buying organic produce makes more sense.
• Instead of eliminating all processed foods, study labels and choose those with fewer and simpler ingredients.
• If you’re used to eating food with lots of salt, sugar, fat and other additives, you’ll need to retrain your taste buds. For instance, if you don’t like the taste of brown rice, mix it with white (in decreasing amounts) until you adapt. Instead of switching immediately to low-sodium soups, mix a regular can with a low-sodium version. It can take up to 12 weeks for taste buds to adjust.
» Find more health and fitness tips in Tuesday’s Today section.
Now you can grease up for a good cause.
WD-40 is honoring military members and veterans with its Military Collectible Series of four specially designed cans, each honoring a branch of the armed services.
The special cans are available through Memorial Day. For each one sold, WD-40 will donate 10 cents to military charities.
Buyers will also get codes that unlock humorous online videos starring former drill instructor R. Lee Ermey training civilians how to use WD-40 to solve problems around the house.
More information is at http://Support Troops.WD40.com.
» Find more home and garden ideas in Sunday’s Today section.
Easter may be over, but it’s not too late to whip up a special spring lamb dinner. See page C4 for an easy recipe for Roasted Lamb with Garlic Bread Crumbs.
» Find more recipes and restaurant news in Wednesday’s Food section.
Here’s what’s on the schedule for this week:
On CD (Tuesday)
Jennifer Lopez, “LOVE?”
Fleet Foxes, “Helplessness Blues”
Stevie Nicks, “In Your Dreams”
Donny and Marie Osmond, “Donny and Marie”
On DVD (Tuesday)
“The Green Hornet”
“From Prada to Nada”
In theaters (Friday)
“Jumping the Broom” (comedy)
“Something Borrowed” (romantic comedy)
“Justified”: Raylan finds himself caught in a showdown between Boyd and the Bennetts in the Season 2 finale. (Wednesday, 10 p.m., FX)
“Grey’s Anatomy”: Callie finally marries the woman of her dreams, but all does not go smoothly. (Thursday, 9 p.m., ABC)
“30 Rock”: Jack is stranded in the city for the summer with only Kenneth for company as Season 5 wraps up.
“Fringe”: The third season ends with the long-awaited clash between two worlds. (Friday, 9 p.m., Fox)
Yanni: Tuesday, INB Performing Arts Center
“The Miracle Worker”: Interplayers, opens Thursday
Spokane Symphony: Season finale, Saturday-Sunday, The Fox
Junior Lilac Parade: Saturday, downtown Spokane
Free Comic Book Day: Saturday, various area stores
Mother’s Day Walking Tour: Saturday-Sunday, Corbin Park
» Find a full arts and entertainment roundup in the Thursday and Friday Today sections.