Fruitastic

August 3, 2008

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Another fruit-filled morning in the KERF Household. For some reason I have been sleeping a lot lately. I think I’m just used to a new wake-up time but am still going to bed relatively early. I don’t like sleeping that long but I don’t wake up! Perhaps I need to start setting an alarm.

I was craving cold cereal this morning so I had some Organic Morning Lite with TJ’s High Fiber (the worms) plus about a cup of fresh berries and half a banana, all in around 3/4 a cup of 1% milk. Oh, and a tbsp of ground flax on top! I switched to 1% this week because I think that tiny bit of fat makes such a difference in taste.

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We’re waiting to digest and then we’re off on a long run on the Greenway!

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1 HangryPants August 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

Hi Kath,

I have a questions about flax. I just recently started adding it to my diet and now I’m obsessed! I know you are supposed to store it in the fridge or freezer, but how do you know if it’s gone bad. Is it a taste thing? Also, if it is “bad” does that mean it’s unsafe to eat or just lacking in the nutritional benefits.

Enjoy your Sunday!

- Heather

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2 yadi August 3, 2008 at 9:20 am

How long do you wait to digest a full meal???? I know you eat a quick small snack before going for a run sometimes – that sounds more appealing to me.

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3 yadi August 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

Oh, and by the way. This combo sounds super delicioso! Can’t wait to upgrade my oats tomorrow.

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4 yadi August 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

Oh, and by the way… This combo sounds super delicioso! Can’t wait to upgrade my oats tomorrow.

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5 ModelBehavior August 3, 2008 at 9:35 am

I got 3 lbs of blueberrys at the grocery store for 4.50 last night, INSANE!!! Your post made me want to break into them this morning :) yum!

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6 sarah August 3, 2008 at 9:35 am

i completely agree about the 1% milk! i recently made the switch as well. i think it is well worth the small amount of saturated fat, especially since i don’t use much of it at a time.

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7 Erin August 3, 2008 at 9:45 am

I also love adding “tastic” to words. It’s fun. :)

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8 Sarah August 3, 2008 at 10:51 am

Adding flax to my cold cereal has made SUCH a big difference in its level of satiety. Without it I get hungry like an hour after eating, but with the flax it holds me over 3-4 hours. I also love adding WHEATBERRIES! to my cold cereal. It gives it an amazing chew and also helps in holding me over longer from the protein. You should try it sometime!

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9 VeggieGirl August 3, 2008 at 10:57 am

I love topping fresh fruit with ground flax as well.

Have fun on the Greenway, and enjoy your Sunday :0)

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10 Jo August 3, 2008 at 11:30 am

Hey kath – your breakfast looks yummy!

Re your comment about sleeping more recently – I go through phases – sometimes I sleep loads and really deeply and then periods where I can’t get to sleep and my sleep is really disturbed. Its strange! I don’t pay much attention to it as I just let my body do what it wants, but its so frustrating when I can’t sleep.

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11 Alli W. August 3, 2008 at 11:49 am

I just moved to NC from the west coast, and I had my first diet cheerwine. Ummm…DELISH! Like a cherry coke!

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12 caitlinbo (see bride run) August 3, 2008 at 11:58 am

ooo that fruit breakfast looks SO good. its so pleasurable to have a fruit-filled breakfast in the summertime. i ran out of flax a month ago and just havent gotten around to picking up some… thanks for the reminder!

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13 C August 3, 2008 at 3:25 pm

I also just switched back to 1%. I think it makes a big difference in how long I stay satisfied. And yay for flax seed! I add it to everything!

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14 Kath August 3, 2008 at 3:51 pm

HangryPants ,
I’m actually not sure what happens when flax goes rancid because mine never has. My guess is it’s a gradual thing rather than one day it’s good, one day it’s bad. I know most fats are best consumed immediately so if it’s been 6 months and it still smells OK, it probably wont’ hurt but you’re not getting all the benefits either.

yadi,
I usually wait about 2-3 hours, depending on what I’ve had. Sometimes I wake up and just want to hang around for a while and workout when I’m loosened up. And sometimes I’ve got to run from my bed out the door. But if I have the time, I prefer to have a big breakfast first and workout in the hour or so before lunch.

Alli W.,
Where in NC did you move?!

Kath

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15 Candy August 3, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Hi Kath,

Those blueberries look delicious! I make my boys go blueberry picking with me every summer. They now hate it but I love it and they love their mom so they go with me!

Candy

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