February 28, 2014

Regarding the Feb. 19 Food article “My family stack, elevated,” is The Post trying to kill us?

One serving of Scratch Pancakes, which amounts to two 6-inch pancakes, contains 18 grams of fat, half of one’s daily cholesterol and 450 calories. And who has one serving of pancakes?

Please consider this a desperate plea for more practical, healthy recipes. I enjoy the exotic recipes, but we could really use a hand with serving fresh, healthy food.

I’d like to encourage The Post to set some nutritional guidelines for its recipes. Anything recommended for breakfast or lunch should contain no more than a third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for fat, carbohydrates and cholesterol. Dinners could contain up to half. I’m not sure what to say about desserts. As it is, that would already be more than 100 percent of one’s RDA, but I’m trying to be reasonable. And if something is really decadent — such as the Scratch Pancakes — then The Post should tell us so. Those are a special-occasion breakfast, not an every-Saturday-morning affair.

I have a deep and abiding affection for the Food section (before I’ve had a cup of coffee, the only reason I know it’s Wednesday is because the Food section has come). But, please, let’s have more recipes that help readers and families stay fit and healthy.

Cindy Johnson, Washington

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