So, I'm on a bit of a zucchini noodles kick. I'm trying to make friends with my spiralizer, and it turns out that zucchini noodles are a great base for lunch on my lighter eating days. I've been topping them with cubed tofu and then drizzling with soy sauce and the tiniest bit of toasted sesame oil right before eating. Yummers. Also, I recently rediscovered the grated apple and yoghurt breakfast bowl, an oldie but a goodie from The Muffin Myth archives. It's great on those mornings I realize I didn't make overnight oats the night before, and is also a bit lighter than the oats. I've had a few days recently where I haven't been able to sneak out for my lunch time swim due to meetings or other craziness at work, so it's always nice to have something a bit lighter on those days. Paul is going on a business trip next week which means I'll be flying solo for most of the week, so we'll see how well I stick to the meal plan or whether I splurge on a cheeky single lady dinner now and then.
1. Well at least one good thing came out of midterm elections this week: Berkley got it's soda tax. San Francisco didn't (and you should watch this re: the lobbying against it) but I think Berkley is only the beginning.
3. Another reason to move yer body: study shows that regular exercise helps prevent cancer.
4. Gut microbiology is a hot topic right now and lots of companies are jumping on top of it, promising products that establish, nurture, and feed a healthy gut microbiome. But guess what. There's no such thing as a 'healthy' microbiome. This is a brilliant and important read, so I hope you give it a go.
5. For many of us, making changes to diet and lifestyle can bring us better health. But a new study shows that the damage we do during an unhealthy lifestyle may be irreparable.