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You’ll notice on the box of the animal crackers above, the label says “no trans fats”. Even the carnival seems to know that Trans Fats are bad for us! But here is a nasty little secret, just revealed in the latest issue of Wise Traditions Journal. Publisher, Sally Fallon reports that even food products labeled zero trans fats can have up to .5 grams of trans fats PER SERVING. And, serving sizes (check the label, carefully) can be really small, which means if you have several servings you are getting more of the bad stuff than you expect.

The only way to avoid trans fats is to cook at home, where you KNOW exactly what is going in your food. I know it is out of style or a lost art, but that is no excuse. Especially with the internet, any one can learn to cook and therefore experience a higher standard of health.

Here we are again, it is Monday and time for the Weekend Gourmet blog carnival. Other bloggers share their healthy recipes with our Hartke is Online! readers.

From frugal to fancy, hopefully you will find something for everyone in this week’s offerings. Even if you don’t have a blog, we welcome you to share your recipes or cooking tips in the comments, below.

With this blog carnival, we aim to make cooking your own meals fun and simple. Believe me, I am busy too, and that is also no excuse for minding your health through the art of home food preparing!

And, to stock your pantry with healthy and organic ingredients, shop our Resources page for quality vendors who believe in our blog carnival and it’s real food mission!

Bloggers, please link back to this page from your post!

Here is Mr. Linky!

Kimberly Hartke is a blogger.