I flipped back through my notebook this morning and realized that I started writing these meal plans exactly one year ago! I didn’t start sharing them here until towards the end of April, but was sketching them out for myself and sharing them on instagram. It was interesting to flip back and what I’d been eating over the course of a year and remember when I was experimenting with a different style of eating (I went though a low-carb phase that lasted approx two weeks) or what was in season or trending at a particular point in time.
This week I’ve welcomed overnight oats back into my life with open arms. I’ve been making a riff on this recipe, but I’ve also got a fun twist in the pipelines for ya. I’ve also decided to sort of kind of take a break from intermittent fasting. I love it as a way of eating, and I believe I’ll go back to it in time, but at the moment it doesn’t feel right for me. I’m still keeping Mondays and Wednesdays as very light eating days, and still within about an 8 hour window, but am adding a bit of a snack before I go for my lunch-hour swim. Writing about this way of eating and my thoughts on it is very much on my to-do list, and will hopefully appear in a post very soon. And I’m still working out the recipe for those curried cauliflower wraps. Almost there! Now, on to the links.
1. Is the junk-food era drawing to a close? Let’s hope so!
2. Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat.
4. How should we eat? Mark Bittman sifts through the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a nutrition panel that helps update and revise federal dietary guidelines.
5. A new study suggests that feeding infants peanuts could prevent allergies. This is very interesting, and the theory makes good sense to me. But just for some perspective (and because I have several people with potentially lethal peanut allergies in my life) read this as well.