what’s good around the web!

Madonna lights // www.heynutritionlady.com

It’s hard to know what to say during times like these. Scary times. Times that make me question this world I’m bringing a child into. Last night I was lucky enough to be given a ticket to go see Madonna live in Stockholm with a fabulous group of ladies. Tart way through the concert Madonna stopped the show to share her own thoughts on the events that unfolded over the weekend, her voice shaking with emotion as she did so. After a minute of silence, which was powerful in a venue filled with tens of thousands of people, she lead the crowd in singing Like A Prayer, and a sea of waving lights filled the arena. I hope that you, too, found some beauty within the sadness of the world today.

Now let’s take a look at what’s good around the web this week!

MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. How the Western Diet has derailed our evolution. Scary.

2. A fascinating look into how our gut microbiota shape our future health: How our children’s guts can shape their adult health.

3. Boys and Girl’s club of America… or of Coca Cola?

4. Coca-Cola spends millions of dollars funding research that – surprise – says soda is just fine.

5. Protein Cheerios: This is how gullible General Mills thinks Americans are.

lightened up egg salad with celery and dill // www.heynutritionlady.com

I’ve been a little off my lunch packing game lately, but I’m trying to do better! On mornings when I realized I haven’t organized anything I’ve been going to my go-to quick and easy packed lunch of egg salad. I toast some whole grain bread at the office and have a open-faced egg salad sandwiches with some sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes on the side.

Also on my radar this week is this Ginger Orange Stir-Fry with Tofu from The Fig Tree, these Hummus Roasted Vegetables with Zaatar and Pomegranate from Food to Glow, and this Wild Rice, Lentil, and Cranberry Stuffed Delicata Squash from Oh My Veggies. Yum!



  1. Gloria says

    The events of this past week are very sad indeed. No one deserves violence or the fear that terrorism spreads. But scary times have always existed. Hopefully your child will embody your strength and wisdom to change the world for the better. I really enjoy Bill Penzey’s (of Penzey’s Spices) motto: “Love People, cook them tasty food.” Perhaps that’s a good place to start making changes and, thanks to your creativity and efforts, I’ve got more than a few recipes to share. Thank you for making a difference!

  2. [email protected] says

    The world is a bit mad these days. From the bombings and skewed views on religion to (on another spectrum, obviously), the way Big Food and Drink cynically prey on the most vulnerable in our society. Keep spreading these links that you find to keep us better informed. And thank you for the link love. All best to you, Paul and baby Trant 🙂

    • Katie Trant says

      Mad indeed. And you’re right, from acts of terror to big businesses preying on people, it’s all a bit bonkers. But I guess all we can do is be informed and try our best to be good people.

  3. Heather Mason @NuttyNutrition says

    What a powerful moment that must have been at the Madonna concert. My heart is breaking for the people in France and everyone around the world affected by acts of terrorism.
    Kids that go to the boys and girls club (at least in my city) are the exact kids that obesity hits the worse, uhhh, nobody taking care of children needs to be accepting money from Coke. So infuriating.

    • Katie Trant says

      It is infuriating, and symptomatic of a bigger problem. I mean, Boys and Girl’s club *needs* the funding, right? But why are we letting these big companies throw their money at kids programs like this? What lesson are they possibly learning?

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