From Sweet To Sweeter

July 26, 2012

And pleasant afternoon graham cracker + almond butter snack : )

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Followed by a networking meeting at C-ville – regarding possible collaborative blogging!

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Dinner tonight had to be packed and wrapped up because I went straight from C-ville to Martha Jefferson for the final class in our education series: Basics in Baby Care.

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I packed a wrap of leftovers that Matt brought for me in the car. This reminds me of the days when I went straight from Food Science Lab to Chem II in the evenings during my summer of summer school madness. I ate a lot of packed dinners! [If you want to read more about how I ate, read this.]

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Tonight’s wrap had leftover forbidden rice, chicken, goat feta, spinach and a sprinkling of pineapple preserves! It was like a Hawaiian chicken wrap : )

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Baby Care class was fun! Not sure I learned all that much, but Matt changed his first diaper!

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The last time we left the hospital I mentioned going to Kohr Bros (which is just down the road) but we decided we weren’t in the mood.

Tonight Matt just started driving in that direction!!

Strawberry with Sprinkles for me; Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter for him. His was better!

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My yoga teacher likes to tell us 30+ week preggos “Mind your ice cream” because it can be an iffy habit to get into at this stage of the game. I couldn’t help but think I’ve had it two days in a row when I slurped this down. BUT – it’s once summer once a year :mrgreen:

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1 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I hated when I was told to “mind my ice cream” – but for lactose intolerance, not pregnancy! Pregnancy sounds like a much more fun reason to “mind” anything, really. Looks delicious!

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2 Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself July 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Yum! Chocolate dipped peanut butter sounds amazing!

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3 Molly @ RDexposed July 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Man on a mission.

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4 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 26, 2012 at 9:09 pm

That wrap sounds amazing! I love pairing jam with savory flavors!

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5 Becca July 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Matt’s cone sounds like a peanut butter cup!

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6 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not July 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I got a cup of vanilla ice cream from Carvel today with rainbow sprinkles – it was the perfect pick me up on a stressful work week. Sometimes you just need ice cream :)

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7 Cait's Plate July 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Matt’s cone definitely wins me over too. :) I love a good sprinkle cone, but very little can beat the chocolate/peanut butter combo!

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8 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Hahaha that baby looked SO real at first. It’s cheeks are so voluptuous :)

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Yeah, Matt’s is calling my name right about now! I miss going to get ice cream…

Sounds like a fun night Kath! Sleep well!

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10 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm

You’re ice cream looks delicious! I’ve never had a cone dipped in sprinkles before!

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11 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Some days it’s warm and you just need a yummy cone! I don’t blame you one bit. :-) I think Matt’s going to be a natural at changing baby diapers!

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12 Angel7 July 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

You and Matt will be pros once the baby comes!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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13 Jen July 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Yes! Love that last line :)

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14 j3nn July 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Soft serve ice cream in the summer is never a bad idea!

That Hawaiian wrap sounds yummy. I like doing sweet/savory combos.

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15 Brie July 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm

OMG, we went to baby care class tonight, too! Bizarro.

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16 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Hahaha wait. Matt is so funny with that fake baby. You guys are going to be awesome parents, and that child of yours is going to be rediculously healthy. <3 you!

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17 Jeri July 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Kath, I have decided that ice cream is a treat and not a food group. So now if I want ice cream, I can only have it on Sundays AND I have to walk to get it. 30 minutes each way. I figure I have so much fruit that I throw away I might as well eat it as a dessert with some fat free yogurt instead.

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18 KathEats July 27, 2012 at 6:50 am

“not a food group” Haha!

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19 Jeri July 26, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Oh and guess what the secret ingredient is for Iron Chef tonight? Lentils! I burst out laughing and mini-me was like is it really that funny? it’s not really funny, but more cute that you have had it and now they are showing us different ways to cook it.

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20 Emily July 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Just curious – why were you recommended to “mind” the ice cream? If anything I’d say the end of pregnancy is the time to love the ice cream! Obviously not go crazy, but it’s certainly the time to treat oneself.

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21 KathEats July 27, 2012 at 6:50 am

because rapid weight gain in the end isn’t good for mom or baby. nothing against ice cream.

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22 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter anything will always trump most anything else!

And I can’t believe that 1. you have blog posts back to 08 discussing chemistry and 2. that you had to take chemistry as an adult. Shudder. My last organic chem classes were in college, and I still get sweaty palms thinking about them! eek.

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23 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Matt’s ice cream sounds like my kind of treat! Chocolate and peanut butter is my FAVORITE combo!

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24 Celeste July 26, 2012 at 10:42 pm

If anyone had told me to mind my ice cream at 34 weeks, they would have had to mind my foot in their behind. Just sayin’. Girl, your life is about to be flip turned upside down. Eat all the sprinkles you can!

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25 Irena July 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

OK, forget this piece of advise and have 3 ice-creams every day :)
You are only that pregnant a VERY few times in your life (well, unless you are planning to go on television with XX kids and counting, in which case, good for you), so I say go ahead and have an ice cream, every day for the next 4-6 weeks that you are have left. Once the baby is born, for the first few months ice cream from somewhere where you have to drive to is going to be off your mind completely. Actually, any kind of daily eating habit I had during pregnancy I never kept into “babyhood”. Plus, many babies are sensitive to cow milk (mine is) so no icecream for me at all, and believe me, it does not feel in the least as a sacrifice, once you see a happy and normally pooping baby! Good luck and enjoy every minute of those little pleasures!!!!!!

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26 Khushboo July 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Matt’s cone looks SO good- helllooo Reeses on a cone!

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27 Liz July 26, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Both times I’ve seen their cones with sprinkles on your blog, I’ve gotten a craving for it ;)

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28 Carrie July 27, 2012 at 12:39 am

I’ve had a good bit of ice cream in the last few weeks too and I’m also 35+ weeks – it’s just so refreshing at the end of the day and it doesn’t help when the husband and three children are all up for it too!!!!

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29 Amanda Cowan July 27, 2012 at 1:20 am

You’re getting so good at the swaddle!! I can’t believe how close you are!

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30 KathEats July 27, 2012 at 6:48 am

Matt did it!

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31 Kim July 27, 2012 at 2:33 am

I’ve never had a chocolate pb cone before (only plain vanilla) but that sounds SO good! And I love the last line the most : )

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32 Corrie Anne July 27, 2012 at 4:02 am

those are some gorgeous cones!!

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33 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 27, 2012 at 4:43 am

The wrap is such a good idea for a quick meal. I love making them!

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34 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 27, 2012 at 6:11 am

Those ice cream cones look yummy! Chocolate dipped peanut butter sounds like a winner in my book! :)

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35 Mom July 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

Speaking of baby care, our brand new kitchen sink would be perfectly for giving baby a bath at Grammie’s!

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36 Tiffany July 27, 2012 at 7:25 am

Haha, I need to remember the “mind your ice cream” (well, sweets) mantra. I’m 32 weeks and haven’t gone crazy, but yesterday I had a chocolate croissant, lemon petit four and a leftover piece of wedding cake. I definitely don’t deprive myself, but that was a little ridiculous :)

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37 Kristi @ Hiding in Honduras July 27, 2012 at 7:48 am

Eek! I go to my OB today…hope they can’t tell how much ice cream I’ve been eating so far!

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38 Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles July 27, 2012 at 8:04 am

I need to make more wraps- they’re so good for a portable eat-in-the-car meal

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39 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 27, 2012 at 8:44 am

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter…oh yummy!

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40 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 27, 2012 at 11:41 am

That is a WHOLE lot of sprinkles! I never used to be a big sprinkle person, but for whatever reason I’ve been way more into them lately…they just add a little extra fun!

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41 Amy July 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

I know that this is a treat and not an everyday thing for you guys, but did you know that the “magic shell” hardening chocolate dip is made with lard?!?! that’s what make’s it harden. I never knew that until I worked in an ice cream shop- I was totally grossed out and I have never touched the stuff again!

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42 KathEats July 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I’m not grossed out by lard : )

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43 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac July 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Chocolate dipped peanut butter, yum!!!!!!

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44 Kel July 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

You like you have tears in your eyes holding that little baby! That is just the sweetest picture I have seen!

Just wait until YOUR little bundle arrives!

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45 Jentree July 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

You are glowing! =)

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46 Melissa July 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Oh goodness, I am so making it my goal to enjoy an ice cream cone that looks like yours, Kath, by the end of the summer! That is one beautiful sprinkle-coated cone!

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47 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 29, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hahha like an ice cream YOLO moment? ;)

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48 i heart salt July 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I hyper-linked back to your older post on eating packed dinners and you mentioned putting Splenda on some pumpkin puree. When and what made you give up Splenda?
(I haven’t touched the stuff in years!)

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49 KathEats July 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I haven’t either :) A long time ago

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50 i heart salt July 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

So what or where did you decide to give it up? Was it during your education to become an RD? What moved you away from processed foods and closer to whole foods?

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51 KathEats July 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

It was before going back to school, but I don’t really remember a time and place. I think it was pretty gradual. The last thing for me to give it up in was hot tea. Found this old post from 2008 where I was still using it in tea: http://www.katheats.com/easy-decision-hard-decision

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