Meal plan confession time: when I make something that’s produce sensitive like that broccoli and tofu stir-fry, I usually eat it a few days in a row so I get it at its freshest, but I write it out on alternating days so I don’t look like a crazy person. The whole meal plan is actually quite a fluid exercise. Sometimes I write it out and life happens and the whole plan goes out the window. Like yesterday was omelet night but it ended up that Paul was traveling and I was home alone, so instead of the usual omelet I had a pita pizza, a glass of wine, and a couple (ok, four) episodes of SATC. But the exercise of writing it out still helps me get my head around getting organized for the coming week, even if I know things can, and do, change. What’s your meal planning game like?
1. Since we’ve been talking a lot about apples recently, I thought this piece of was pretty interesting: The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious.
2. A new study says that artificial sweeteners may trigger spikes in blood sugar, and the cause may be how artificial sweeteners change your gut bacteria. This was actually one of the proposed mechanisms for the results of the meta analysis I did for my thesis work, so I’m immensely pleased to see this issue getting more attention.
3. Do you get hangry? Me too. Good news, hangry is a real thing.
5. Eating: a manifesto. This is an oldie but a goodie, especially if you struggle with food guilt.