Chip Off The Block

July 5, 2012

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I really wanted to go for a walk this morning, but it’s just sooo humid in combination with the hot temps, and despite sunscreen, my shoulders are turning brown! So instead I kept my workout inside and did my Expecting More DVD. It was actually lots of fun – I did the Sports session – a total of about 45 minutes of fun. Karen watched while I pushed my bump this way and that while she got dressed in the guest room!

Operation Iron is going really well, but Operation Omega-3 is always slacking. I guess not entirely so because I do eat seafood and fish a lot when I go out to eat, but as far as lunches go, I have to be in the perfect mood to crack open a tin of fish. Luckily today I was – lured by the thought of chips!

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I made a salad with the following: 1 can Trader Joe’s smoked trout (better than tuna, less fishy than sardines and salmon!), 1/4 chopped bell pepper, 1 chopped tomato, 2 tbsp chopped pickles, 1/4 cup corn off the cob, 1/2 tbsp light mayo, 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

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Dunked into Red Hot n Blues!

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Some ‘loupe on the side

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Matt and I both have to run errands in the same area of town, so he’s picking me up in Blue Betty and we’re going together! Makes it all the more fun : ) He is also bringing me a triangle of S’more cookie – my new GH fav!

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Nice job on the iron Kath! What about adding chia seeds in to your oats and smoothies for your omega-3s? I know you already do so maybe you’ve exhausted this option. Salmon is definitely my favourite source! :)

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2 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Chia seeds have ALA which isn’t nearly as good as the DHA found in fish and algae. So good, but not as good as fish

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3 kristen @ verbs and vignettes July 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

how about walnuts as a source for vegetarians…? I’m guessing it would be the same as chia seeds, and not quite as great as fishy sources?

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4 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Yup, or flax or hemp or canola oil, but yes, only ALA and not DHA (and the conversion rate of ALA to DHA has been found to be very minimal)

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5 Jillian July 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Re: DHA, Vegetarians & vegans can also take DHA that is extracted from algae! One of them is called Neuromins- I used to take it when I was vegetarian. It’s definitely good if you know you aren’t getting enough, just to be safe.

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6 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Agreed – that’s what I would take if I didn’t eat fish!

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7 Molly @ RDexposed July 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I am so over this weather. Tell me when the cooler weather is coming, Al Roker!

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8 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Smoked trout dip…yummy! I would go for that on a hot day! I opted for my usual salad…nice ad cold and refreshing! A storm blew in and now we have sunshine…weather cannot seem to make up it’s mind!

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9 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Haha I’d go just about anywhere for some s’more cookie!!!

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10 Aubrey July 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hey Kath. Do you really only use a half teaspoon of mayo for a whole tin of fish? That almost seems like a negligible amount that you wouldn’t even notice. I am saying this as a mayo lover, so… :)

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11 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

That should have read half a tablespoon!

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12 Annette @FitnessPerks July 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Mmmmm s’mores cookie?! Sounds intriguing and delicious! Enjoy the afternoon together :)

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13 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama July 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Smoked trout – hmmm. Sounds interesting but fish from a can kind of grosses me out. Is it really fishy smelling?

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14 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Not really fishy at all

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15 Jeri July 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I live trout! But can’t find fresh trout out here in Va Beach to save my life. But we do have a Trader Joe’s. So this will be a lunch time mealbfor 1 for
me.
I love how you can take something and add to it and it turns out yummy. You give me so many new ideas.

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16 Casey July 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hi kath! Did I miss a post where Karen moved in with you guys? That’s fun!

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17 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Yup for about 10 days while she moves between houses

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18 Grace (My Spare Oom) July 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Yum, those chips look good. :D I need to get back to eating more fish – I miss it! So sorry to hear about Lillian…I enjoyed seeing her on the blog. :(

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19 Angel7 July 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Great way to get your omegas in for the day along with some veggies!

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Your review of Trader Joe’s smoked trout just made me want to get that for my hubs. That would be perfect for him (and easy and cheap!)

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21 mary @ minutespermile July 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I see these Red Hot and Blues everywhere! Will have to give them a try. They look perfect for dipping.

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22 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Looks tasty!

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23 Cait's Plate July 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

So jealous you’ll be getting a triangle of s’mores! They look so delicious every time you feature them!

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24 Andrea July 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Love fishy salads like that! YUM! Although I’ve never tried trout. Going to have to keep an eye out for that.

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25 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Oh man, there’s no way I could only eat a handful of chips.. hence they’re not allowed in my home. Bad bad bad news. I’m envious!

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26 Erin Motz July 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I’ve gotta find some of those canned smoked trout… tuna just gets kind of ‘blah’ after a while…

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27 seana July 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Hey Kath,
I have a bone to pick with you. A post quite a while back about your friend Hillary coming over with that ice cream/gelato that was sea salt caramel. I finally found it and am addicted! A little pricey but worth it so much. I wish I never saw that post :) Sooooo good. You’re costing me money:)

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28 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Hahaha. Your first line had my heart jump to my throat! “Oh no, what’d I do!?”

Glad you like it!!

Remember ice cream cones out and about are upwards of $4 these days, so while it’s no cheap gallon, it’s comparable to going out for a cone!

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29 Julie July 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I am not a fish fan, but that sounds tasty. I may have to branch out and try something new…

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30 Theresa July 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Kath,
COMPLETELY UNRELATED… but I thought you might know.

What is the nutritional benefit of coconut oil and/or coconut butter. I’ve heard many different things, but I wanted to make certain it’s not a fad. Annnnndddd…. when is it appropriate to use?

Just curious.
Love the blog.
Best wished with baby,
Theresa

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31 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm
32 Theresa July 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Thanks. I just knew you would have good info!

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33 kate July 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

What have you been doing to up the iron? I was wondering if you would start eating more read meat after they said you were low, but it hasn’t seemed like you haven’t.

But I love read meat and have no problem paying the price for local grass fed beef.

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34 KathEats July 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Yes just eating a little bit more than normal

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35 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I love how out of this entire post, I basically zoom in on the mention of the smores cookie. I am clearly craving some smores…where are my marshmallows???

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36 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Mmm I need some cantaloupe in my life!! Watermelon is good, but I need to mix it up ;)

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