Health Headlines #12

Hello friends!!  Happy Friday!!!  How about some Health Headlines?!  Let’s see what’s going on in the health/nutrition world…

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Food/Nutrition

New ‘feel fuller’ ingredient for food may aid in weight-loss – Inulin-propionate ester is claimed to help you feel fuller… propionate is made naturally when fiber is fermented in the gut.  Sounds like you need to eat a LOT of fiber to have this be beneficial though.

McDonald’s to trim US menu – I’m not a fan of this chain, but they’re supposedly trying to eliminate some preservatives from their food… Personally, I think it’s just an attempt to boost their image & sales.

Is added sugar worse than salt for heart health? – Which do you think is worse – salt or sugar?

General Health…

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity – Another reason sleep is so very important…

No, carrots don’t make your eyesight better – It’s a myth, although vitamin A is still good for your eyes.

Thoughts on any of these articles/stories?

Peek at My Plate

Hey there foodie friends!  It’s that time of the week where we take a look at what I’ve been munching on… everyone loves to look at food, right?  Well, if not… you just might be in the wrong place. Peek at My Plate real food primal eats peek at my plate paleo eats clean eats

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So this is some of what a future RD & REAL food lover eats…

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Classic breakfast of free range eggs, broccoli, avocado, bacon, purple sauerkraut, & black coffee

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Prunes – not only a good source of potassium & fiber, but great for satisfying that sweet tooth!

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When out for lunch at a sub shop… you can order a “sub in a tub” – this is a philly cheesesteak on lettuce.  Unfortunately, I think having cheese again was a mistake… my skin is now breaking out.  Grrr.  Bye, bye cheese!

 

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Still obsessed with my Cinnamon Apple Scramble topped with a bit of almond butter. Amazingness.

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Lunches at school… been swapping my squash out for roasted sweet potato with grass-fed beef hotdogs. Yum!

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Saturday nights sometimes call for a bit of a “splurge” & some Thai food… chicken pad thai #glutenfree

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Still pretty in love with Qdoba’s naked chicken taco salad with lots of pico de gallo & some guacamole – it’s a good option when eating out

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Yesterday’s “lunch”… free-range eggs scrambled with broccoli, topped with salsa, some avocado, Applegate sausages, & purple sauerkraut.

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I made paleo chocolate chip cookies… these are from AgainstAllGrain’s site – she has the BEST grain-free chocolate chip cookie recipe, IMO.

 

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Annddd… I told you all I was obsessed! I had my Cinnamon Apple Scramble for breakfast again yesterday… & maybe even for dinner too.

There ya have it, a peek at my plate!  So now if you still haven’t yet made my Cinnamon Apple Scramble, I HIGHLY recommend that you do – & cook the apples in a bit of grass-fed butter… it’s pretty amazing & a great source of healthy fats & CLAs.  Happy Wednesday!!

What was the BEST thing you at recently?

I Survived the Semester [from hell]!

Hey there, my lovely foodie friends!  It’s me – I’m alive & still kicking after finishing up my last two final exams today!  Yay!!!  I think this calls for some stupid Finals memes, no?

 I’m SO happy to finally be done for the semester!!  I had three finals on Friday, one that I did online on Friday night, and then the last two were today.  Ugh.  I’ll be glad to not have to see this building & campus for a while…

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The Laboratory Sciences building was looking all ominous this morning… as a Human Biology – Nutritional Sciences major, I spend waaay too much time here.

In case you were wondering exactly what it was that I survived in my roughest (aka semester from hell) Fall semester…

  • 18 credit hours of courses (some tough upper level science/nutrition courses)
  • 2 hours of commuting 4 days a week
  • working 8-24 hours/week
  • volunteering on nutrition related projects when able to
  • keeping up on homework, projects, & just life in general…
  • Plus, trying to line up potential preceptors for an internship next year… & working on my internship application in DICAS
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My friend Michelle sent this to me right before our finals… hilarious!!

Yep, this is why I barely escaped with my sanity intact.  I spread myself very thin, & I was definitely feeling it.  So I apologize for my lack of attention to my little blog here, but I’m sure you can definitely understand what I’ve been up to.  Hopefully, I will be able to dedicate a bit more time to my special place on the web here during my break.  I’ve missed you all!!!

Ok, so not too much to update you guys on… Brian & I did go to Milwaukee this Saturday though for the day.  It was great!!  I LOVE that city & it was nice to take a little road trip.  We also got to stop by & visit our nephew, Mason, which is always nice!

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My road trip fuel of choice (kombucha), Trader Joe’s goodies, & studying with my creature cup of tea

Besides hitting up a must-stop spot for me (Trader Joe’s – to stock-up on almond butter, nuts, & their coconut oil), we walked around downtown by the river… so pretty!

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I ran into Fonzy!! Also known down there as “the bronze Fonz”

We stopped at the mall downtown for a bit too since I find it hard to resist a huge TJ Max store!  I Survived the Semester [from hell]! semester from hell pizza Milwaukee gluten free pizza Fonzy finals final exams college Against the Grain

After some more walking & checking out the Christmas lights in the park, we walked over to Starbucks to get some coffee.  Every year they have a huge ice rink out front… pretty neat!  Of course, the place was packed – so no coffee for us!!  Oh well!

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On Sunday… I spent most of my day studying, working out, watching a bit of the Packer game… & attempting to bake some paleo cookies!

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Baker, I am not.  I try, but it’s really not my thing… I really need to try to stop making my own recipes & just follow other people’s.  These were an attempt at a double chocolate almond butter cookie.  It’s not that they were bad, they just weren’t AMAZING.  They didn’t wow my socks off, if you know what I mean.  Edible, but just meh.  Know what I mean?

And tonight, since finals are over – it meant a mini celebration – with gluten-free pizza!!!

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I’m loving this Against the Grain brand!

I’ve actually got Brian liking this brand too… this was the first gluten-free one that we tried and we liked it, but I made the mistake of buying some someplace else spur of the moment one night & it was the Udi’s brand… horrible.  Eh, disgusting.  The crust was like a soggy, flavorless cardboard.  All gluten-free pizza is definitely NOT created equal.  I simply add some seasoning to this pepperoni one & it’s pretty great!!  Definitely satisfies my pizza craving.

I hope to write more about gluten & how it affects the gut lining in a future post… I Survived the Semester [from hell]! semester from hell pizza Milwaukee gluten free pizza Fonzy finals final exams college Against the Grain

What’s new with you?!  How was your weekend?  Gluten-free pizza: yay or nay?

2014 Foodie Holiday Gift Guide

Hi friends!  Today I’d like to share with you a few last-minute holiday gift ideas for that foodie on your list.

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These are always so much fun to do because not only can I share some great ideas with you, but I often find so many things that I want to add to my own wish list.

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  1. Twist Fold 3-Tiered Bowl from UnCommon Goods – this looks so neat!  Such a space saver & would be great to put fruit and veggies in on the countertop
  2. Good Things Happen Over Coffee from TastyYummies Etsy Store – She’s a fellow foodie & blogger with such creative designs!  Love this!
  3. Proud Paleo Kitchen tea towel from TastyYummies Etsy Store – So cute!!
  4. Eggnog Cashew Butter from ingrEATients Etsy Store –  (all natural & paleo) Sounds really delicious!!
  5. 100% Paleo 80% of the time cutting board from BungalowBoo Etsy Store – Such a great idea!  A fun way to dress up your kitchen & express your REAL food views!
  6. Bacon is Rad paleo grocery tote bag from theFOLDexperiment – Fun reusable grocery bag to spread the paleo & bacon love!
  7. Any of the books & other fun products in my Amazon store would make great gifts as well!  Plus, some of the proceeds from your shopping there help to support this little ‘ol blog – thank you!! 2014 Foodie Holiday Gift Guide shopping ideas real food primal paleo gifts paleo holiday gift guide foodie gifts foodie christmas gifts
What’s your favorite thing from the list?

Peek at My Plate

Hi friends!!  How’s it going?  Things have been very crazy & stressful around these parts, but I’m still kickin’!  I’m in the midst of Finals right now with 2 of them tomorrow, one online one due Saturday night, & then the last 2 of them are on Monday.  Ugh.  

So… how about a nice, light topic – like looking at food?!  Let’s take a look at some of the tasty things I’ve been eating lately, shall we?

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Some tasty things I’ve been munching on…

Meals…
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Qdoba naked taco salad with chicken, pico, & guacamole

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My usual lunch of choice these days… grilled chicken thighs, & roasted kabocha squash

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Salad with hard-boiled free-range eggs, almond slivers, avocado, & Tessamae’s Balsamic Dressing

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Grilled grass-fed steak & roasted asparagus in coconut oil & sea salt

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My Cinnamon Apple Scramble with almond butter… can never get enough of this! Yum!!

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Classic breakfast: 2 free-range eggs (1 in an avocado ring) over steamed broccoli, Applegate Sunday Bacon, purple (local) sauerkraut, & black coffee with a bit of collagen in it.

Snacks…
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Hard-boiled (actually baked) free-range egg… I often eat one for breakfast when I’m in a hurry, along with some bulletproof style coffee (made with grass-fed butter & MCT oil)

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Diana’s Banana Babies dark chocolate frozen banana… makes a yummy study treat!

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Apples… and pears… make great portable snacks.

Drinks…
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A mug of warm homemade bone broth… so healthy for you! Not to mention, comforting on cold winter nights.

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Just made my second-ever homemade batch of bone broth!! Loving it!

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OMG, just tried the most amazing flavor of kombucha that was on tap at a local market – vanilla coffee!!! Yum!!

Well, that is the majority of what I’ve been eating & drinking this past week or so… I tend to rotate between a lot of the same things that I like.  Creature of habit, plus when you’re busy… sometimes it’s just easier. Peek at My Plate real food primal peek at my plate paleo clean eats

Hope you’re all well & having a great week!!!  xoxo -K