Cold Front

November 3, 2012

Sadly I woke up with a very sore throat last night. I think I must be coming down with a cold! I sure hope I have already passed the immunity to Maze through my milk because as his mother I have to be close to him.

Let’s pack in some superfoods to help –

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Oats & pumpkin in the form of whipped banana oatmeal with 1/3 cup pumpkin stirred in plus cinnamon and vanilla. Topped with Autumn Spice Granola (featuring walnuts and cranberries) and Barney Butter (almonds).

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After this breakfast, my throat felt no pain.

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Maze and I went to the doctor’s this morning. He sure was cute!

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Here he is after filling up his diaper moments later.

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We ran a couple of errands and came home for a late lunch. Our fridge is pretty bare, so I had to scrounge to find some veggies. I tapped into my back-up frozen greens bag to make what was sort of a Baked Beans Soup.

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Just frozen collard greens, frozen peas and a cup of baked beans heated together. It was quite good! And total “fast food.”

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Served with a slice of Woodstock bread with some Nutty Butter – Cranberry Shortbread flavor!

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Sadly this lunch was piping hot when Maze woke up crying. I stuffed down a few bites but had to reheat and eat it later on.

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This afternoon we watched the CMAs and then later on went for a walk with our friend Kipton! A lovely 3 mile-ish walk at a brisk pace with the stroller. Kipton and I have so much in common!

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Preworkout snack: 365 Wheat Waffles, milk and half a banana on the bottom.

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Yay daddy is home!

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This is our last night in these PJs – they are getting way too snug!

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More superfoods for dinner –

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Wild Alaskan salmon burgers (this kind) on Honey Whole Wheat rolls. LOVE these burgers!

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And a boatload of kale salad!!

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I massaged kale with soy sauce, olive oil, garlic and some Cajun seasoning and tossed that with avocado and let it sit all afternoon. Superfood delicious!

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Hoping I wake up healthy tomorrow!

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1 Lindsay November 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

Wishing you a happy wake-up 2moro too! I know the feeling, waking up in Seoul lately has been BRRR so chilly and with the higher air pollution here, I always have troubles with season changes and sinuses! I know you’ll be well soon, and until then, thanks for the inspiration to make our Sunday a SUPER FOOD day!

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2 Allie@LiveLaughEat November 3, 2012 at 8:26 am

Where’d you get that lunch bowl?! Not that I need another bowl. Rest up, Kath! Hope you feel better ASAP.

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3 KathEats November 3, 2012 at 8:57 am

Antique shop!

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4 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 4, 2012 at 6:33 am

I got a sort of similar one at Crate & Barrel a few months ago. :)

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5 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

Oh no, sorry you’re not feeling the best! Go superfoods! I hope they do the trick for you and that you’re feeling better today. I LOVE both the photo of you cuddling and looking at Mazen, and also the one of Matt holding him while he’s smiling. Precious!

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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

I think you’ve just helped me pick my dinner for tonight –> Salmon burgers!! I too have been feeling a bit sniffly and congested, and have just been on a plane for work travel which probably hasn’t helped. Lots of fluids for me today! :) I hope you feel better soon!

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7 Kel November 3, 2012 at 8:46 am

Hope you are feeling better!

The “before” and “after” picture gave me quite the giggle! It was kind of an “oops” look in the after!

Thank you – as always – for sharing so much of your lives!

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8 Vivi @ My.Beautiful.Air November 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

Ahhh ! Look how Maze smiles for his dad! So precious. Feel better!!

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9 Kristen @ Change of Pace November 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

I love those baby smiles! It almost makes me want another one ;) Food looks great too!

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10 robin November 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

Maze is so darn cute and happy:) Great looking food as always.

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11 katherine November 3, 2012 at 9:39 am

my favorite thing in the world is watching my sons with hubby. Makes me love him that much more!

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12 Coco November 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

I’d love to go out for walk with my baby too, but it’s cold and i don’t know how to dress her. How do you do Kath and do you cover the stroller/carseat to shut down the wind? Or you let it open?

Hope you feel better today.

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13 KathEats November 3, 2012 at 9:52 am

Warm outfit, thick blanket, hat. We don’t have much wind here, but the blanket helps a ton:

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14 Jenny November 3, 2012 at 9:48 am

Haha! The two pics of Mazen (pre-loaded diaper and post-loaded diaper) are hilarious. I just picture him like, “Ah…” and then (literally) “Oh poop!” I also just wanted to say I’ve been reading your blog since the summer. I am 33 weeks pregnant now, and all the info you have here and on Berf has been so helpful to me. Feel better soon!

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15 beth grossman November 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

Yes, very important to notice when clothes get too tight as they grow. My biggest pet peeve is footed outfits that are tight on the toes; makes me crazy if i see a baby in that situation.
Don’t like footed items in general cuz of this and also if they are too big they can be an issue of tangling too. just my two cents. I prefer non footed with socks!

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16 J Lo S November 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

Get better soon! + Maze is getting cuter every day!!!

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17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 3, 2012 at 10:40 am

I’ve been feeling like I’ve been fighting off the start of something for a few days so when I woke up this morning feeling low energy and like it’s still around, I postponed my long run. I’m hoping I’ll feel better tomorrow after consuming LOTS of super foods and getting a good amount of rest and relaxation tonight. I hope you feel better soon too!

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18 Laura November 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

I woke up with a sore throat too :(

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19 Sarah November 3, 2012 at 11:52 am

Feel better, Mama!

I hate to say it, but in the diaper filling pic, Maze looks just like Matt!

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20 Tracy November 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Haha I was thinking the same thing! ;)

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21 Ann Hoffer November 3, 2012 at 11:53 am

Love looking at the pictures of Mazen as he grows and changes so quickly. I have been enjoying C-ville Crunch granola every day on top of my oatmeal since I got some this past Saturday. Am so sad that I will run out soon. Have also been doing some reading of your older posts and thoroughly enjoying them!

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22 Kim@hungryhealthygirl November 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

All of your food looks delish! I hope you wake up healthy too!

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23 Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever November 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I hope you are feeling better!!! When my daughter was about Maze’s age my husband and I both got a terrible cold – she was fine. That breast milk is strong stuff man!

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24 Ali November 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Did you walk to the doctor’s since you mentioned it was so close?!

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25 KathEats November 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

This was the mom doctor

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26 Kimberly November 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

don’t forget about all your canned green beans!

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27 KathEats November 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Oh yeah!

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28 Amelia November 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Mazen, is the cutest baby boy ever. The first picture of him, in his hat in the car seat, looks just like Matt! You look like you are doing well…glowing with mommy hood! Yummy meals, even if they end up being eaten cold. :)

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29 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Mazen and Matt look so happy to see each other in those pics – so cute!

And life of a mom, hot food is a rarity. Invariably, JUST as you are about to sit down and eat, chaos erupts and that goes on the way back burner for awhile. Reheating happens. Oh yes!

Cranberry Shortbread nut butter – heavenly!

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30 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles November 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Whenever I wake up with a sore throat (usually from post nasal drip), I gargle with a mixture of sea salt and warm water…works everytime! Yummy idea for the kale! Hope the superfoods scare away the germs. Have a great weekend!

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31 Caitlin November 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Hope you feel better! I gotta just say, your breakfasts always look so good…I have to have my daily nut butter banana granola mix in some form in the morning too, so I love getting new ideas from you!

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32 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Those salmon burgers do look pretty good, as did your oats! I hope your throat feels better soon!

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33 Karen H November 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Hope you feel better soon! And Mazen is adorable. :)

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34 Sarah November 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Hi Kath,

I made your kale chips yesterday and they were fabulous. What a great and healthy snack, thank you! I really like your blog as I am into running at the moment and want to eat real, healthy food and find inspiring recipes here. Your famous outmeal is to be tried out soon, too.

Feel better tomorrow and lots of greetings from Switzerland,

Sarah

P.S: A very cute baby that you have, my congratulations!

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35 LindaS November 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Nice touch with Maze and food blog. The burger looked interesting. I will have to try. I thought I would pass along my favorite recipe for breakfast. A whole wheat bagel, slice of tomato, poached egg, slices of avocado and sprinkled with parmesan cheese sandwich. Delicious!

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36 Jill November 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

He looks like a very calm, at-ease baby. Like he’s laid back, just chilling :)
Your bread is freaking awesome.

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37 Nicole November 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Hope the good eats wipe away all icky symptoms of sickness! I’m totally copying your kale salad for later today… It’s been too long since I’ve massaged that beautiful green!

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38 Andrea November 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Hope you feel better soon!

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39 Ashlee November 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

What brand of baked beans do you buy? I love them but they’re all so high in sugar. I wish I had a good recipe!?

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40 KathEats November 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

356 – Whole Foods brand

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41 Lisa November 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

there is a great-easy baked bean recipe in the cookbook Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

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42 Jessica November 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Baked beans are INCREDIBLY easy to make in the crock-pot – I can’t imagine buying beans (of any sort) in a can, since the sodium can be ridiculously high (not to mention the issue of BPA in cans, since the latest research shows abnormal estrogen levels in male babies whose mothers have high BPA levels) and they are a no-brainer to make from dry beans in the crock pot. Here’s a basic recipe: http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotbeans/r/bl121c13.htm but it can be modified any way you like.
You should make your own – one serving of canned baked beans has like 1/4th of your day’s recommended amount of sodium!

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43 Lisa November 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

This is unrelated to this post but I was wondering if you have written a post about how to shop on a budget at Whole Foods? I have a few local places I always go to but every now and then i want a healthy ‘big’ grocery store shop and WF has great stuff. Ff you have or can share some of your finds/lists/budget for whole foods shopping i’d love to see it. thanks!

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44 KathEats November 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Hey Lisa,
I don’t have any secrets other than buy the fresh stuff and not the packaged stuff. I have found the fresh produce in WF to be much better in quality than other grocery stores AND often the same price or less. And the bulk bins are a great bargain. Where you get in trouble are the fancy organic crackers and chips and things. Their tortillas are wholesome and only $1.50-ish per package, and many of their store brands are fairly priced as well. Here’s a post I did on grocery store staples in our house: http://www.katheats.com/kerf-favorites/all-about-groceries

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45 Lisa November 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

Thanks Kath! I feel the same way about the WF produce…and it seems to last a long time.
I’ll check out the tortillas…hopefully they are as inexpensive here in Toronto.

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46 Carla November 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

When I was breastfeeding (and even now) I would start taking cold eeze (the lozenges) at the first sign of hmm, I feel sick. Every 2-3 hours religiously. Since you can’t take much while nursing without compromising your milk supply, I always had them on hand so I could take them. And, I still do, and they really work well as long as I catch the cold at the beginning and don’t slack on the lozenges. The honey lemon I think flavor is the best.

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47 Jessica November 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I would be very careful about the amount of Cold-Eeze that you take – breastfeeding women shouldn’t have more than 40 mg of zinc a day (http://www.rxlist.com/zinc-page2/supplements.htm) and each lozenge has 13.3 mg of zinc, so more than 3-4 a day is considered unsafe if you’re breastfeeding (and even more risky if you’re pregnant, high quantities of zinc in the third trimester have resulted in still-births).

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48 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Love the “after filling up diaper face” haha! Hope this morning was just a fluke and you are not getting sick. :)

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49 Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Hope you feel better soon!!

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50 Marcia November 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Good luck with the cold. I use zicam rapidmelts to fight off colds.

My experience is that my babies get healthy fast while I’m nursing, but I stay sick longer than normal.

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51 Rebekah November 3, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I hope all of those healthy foods are fighting that sore throat with all their might right now! I do the same thing if I feel the hint of sickness coming on…kick the nutrition into high gear, and it usually works to nip it in the bud.

I love that post filling the diaper face. I can so remember those faces in my boys who are now so, so big! As you are already seeing in the outgrown sleeper, they grow up SOOO fast!

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52 Carrie @ The Cook's Palette November 4, 2012 at 1:23 am

Love the ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots! And another cute hat for the win! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

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53 Emily @ Life on Food November 4, 2012 at 6:15 am

I think good foods, real foods always help me feel better quicker.

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54 J November 4, 2012 at 8:49 am

Kath,
I’m wondering, how much oats do you use for your breakfast and how much nut butter? It seems I can eat all the eggs in the world but if I don’t eat oatmeal, I don’t get full. Your breakfast seems tasty, but maybe too many calories for me to lose weight and not a lot of protein. Any breakfast tips?

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55 KathEats November 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I use 1/3 cup of oats and a heaping tablespoon of nut butter. I agree with you on eggs – sometimes they just leave me feeling pretty empty. I definitely need some complex carbs and good fiber at breakfast to feel full. If I were losing weight (which I, ahem, am working on a little post-baby), I would lighten up the toppings I use (nut butter, granola) but I wouldn’t change the bowl too much because I need a big breakfast to get me going. I’m better off adjusting my snacks, desserts, lunches + dinners than breakfast.

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56 Rhapsody November 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Love the “Daddy’s home!” picture. Adorable

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57 Rachel November 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I had never heard of adding pumpkin to oatmeal until I stumbled across your blog yesterday. I stirred some into my oatmeal this morning with some warm spices and it was fantastic!! This will definitely become part of my breakfast rotation– so delicious and such a great way to add some vegetables to breakfast. Thank you for this terrific idea!

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58 KathEats November 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Glad you liked it and welcome !

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