what’s good around the web + weekly meal plan

meal plan march 30 - april 3 // www.heynutritionlady.com

You guys, how is it Easter already next week?! No complaints about the upcoming short work weeks, but seriously, time is flying! We’re doing a stay-cation for Easter and have zero plans at this point other than relaxing, chilling, and eating, and I’m so looking forward to it! Every year I think about making Hot Cross Buns and never do. Maybe this will be the year? Truthfully I always find them a bit disappointing. I think I’m expecting more of a gooey cinnamon bun experience and then I bite into them and find them sad and bland in comparison. Perhaps I should just make cinnamon buns instead! Unless any of you have a Hot Cross Buns recipe you love? Send it to me!

As for lunches this week, on Monday and Wednesday I’m going to have this Napa cabbage slaw I’ve been totally obsessed with. Perhaps I’ll get it photographed this weekend and share the recipe with you soon. It’s a nice light lunch, and I think many of you would enjoy it as much as I do. I’m also working on a recipe for spring vegetable lentil bowls, so that recipe, whether it works out or not, will be my lunch on Tues and Thurs. On Tuesday I’ve got a meeting scheduled at the time I normally swim (curses!) so my breakfast will be on the light side that day as I’m not fuelling a workout. I may try for a swim after work or a power walk before the meeting instead, but it tends to be that if I miss my window, I miss my window, so I like to adjust my nutrition accordingly.

On to the links!

MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. Gut bacteria could predict food allergies. Also interesting: gut microbiota shifts could predict diabetes risk. Gut bacteria is amazing stuff, and I’m watching the research as it develops in this area with great interest.

2. To juice or not to juice? Ahhhh! I’ve got so many opinions on this one!

3. The Myth of High-Protein Diets.

4. And for something more snippy: Food snobs like Mark Bittman aren’t even hiding their elitism anymore. 

5. The non-browning ‘Arctic Apple’ has been approved for sale in Canada. But why? Seriously. Why?


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