Hello from London! We've spent a whirlwind weekend here celebrating my brother-in-law's 40th birthday. It's been a weekend filled with good food, good friends, and family - and I have no photos to show for it. A sure sign of a good time! Now for some great food, nutrition, and health articles for your weekend reading pleasure!
1. Caffeinated peanut butter is a thing? Seriously?
2. The fats that you don't need to fear, and the carbs that you do.
3. Is quinoa worth the health hype?
4. This city is encouraging people to give kids fitness passes for Halloween. Some dietitans think it's a bad idea.
5. The best foods you're throwing away.
What's on your meal plan for the coming week? Since I'm away for the weekend again and haven't had time for batch cooking, I'm down to the dregs of the meals I've had stashed away in the freezers. A couple of kinds of soup, one lonely serving of strata, and a batch of bran muffins. Now the dust should start to settle and I can start filling the freezer back up again!
Also, these freezer-friendly Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars from Oh My Veggies have totally caught my eye! And I must say, I'm very intrigued by this White Lentil Risotto (but hold the mushrooms please, because: gross) from My New Roots. And while we're on the subject of lentils, this Acorn Squash with Curried Lentils from The Foodie Dietitian is calling my name!
Loving these links, and so proud that I knew about all but two! The Halloween candy one is very interesting. I can see the intent is good but yes, let kids have one day of sweets and all the excitement of the day. There are so many restrictions on kids these days. I feel so sorry for them, so cloistered, tested and shepherded by over-anxious parents. As for the peanut butter with caffeine - no way. But the caffeinated potato chips are even worse. We are all quite over-stimulated anyway so more ways of getting caffeine into us (and potentially getting too much just by having normal amounts of several food sources of caffeine in this way) is such a bad idea. These clever people who think of novel foods really need to put their smarts to better use. Rant over! How are you feeling, by the way?
Woah, caffeinated potato chips? What is wrong with the world! Feeling pretty good, thanks for asking! Maybe I should do a pregnancy update post one of these days 🙂
My kids would delight in a drop-in pool pass, or any other form of activity mixed in with their massive bag of candy this year. I'm all for it!
I'd like it too, but I also think that people need to leave Halloween alone already. It is what it is!
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