Lately In July

July 1, 2013

Happy Monday! Happy July! Here is some food for thought for the week ahead.

Breakfasts

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Good ole oatmeal! Topped with some Great Harvest blueberry buckwheat granola and almond butter – Whole Foods brand.

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Egg, toast, cherries, banana + almond butter

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Scrambled eggs are easy to share with the baby, so I’ve been having them more often. I get 1.5 he gets .5. Served here with fruit and a slice of leftover cornbread from dinner.

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More of the same – different form! AB + Banana toast with berries and scrambles – topped with a little goat cheese on an extra hungry morning : )

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In the spirit of make-ahead meals, I made a double batch of whipped banana oatmeal and had the second serving saved in the fridge for another day. With just a little milk and some time in the microwave it heated up quite well

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Mixed with chopped cherries and the almond butter of the week.

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Yep. This breakfast is doin’ it for me!

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Lunches

Leftover chicken with veggies, cheese and corn chips on the side.

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A No Bull Burger served as a burger instead of a salad topper. Yum pickles!

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Served with salad from the garden, avocado and loads of ketchup.

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Smoked trout on a salad with goat cheese and avocado plus the last of the chips and cherries (shared with Matt)

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Pizza + salad at a mom meet up luncheon

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Picnic lunch out – a salad from Blue Ridge Country Store (a salad bar on the downtown mall!)

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Salad with avocado, cheese, radish, and curled up ham from Great Harvest plus a plum

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Afternoon interlude

The new UVA farmer’s market at Grove Street (behind the hospital) is great! Great Harvest is there, and so are a lot of my favorite vendors.

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Dinners

Maple salmon over salad with almonds, avocado and cornbread (salmon recipe on the way!)

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Girls’ night out – ground turkey lettuce wraps, veggies and hummus and some cheese. Glad of vino!

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A crazy looking shredded chicken and roasted potato salad with herbs, mustard and a bit of Greek yogurt as binder

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Served with sautéed zucchini and radish

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Baby munchin’ on avocado, chicken and broccoli!

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1 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh July 1, 2013 at 8:17 am

All of it looks so good as usual! Your food posts always make me hungry whether I’ve eaten or not! :)

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2 Shel@PeachyPalate July 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

Full of deliciousness as always. I’m back on the fruit and toast with nut butter kick as well…plain coconut yoghurt being my protein of choice. The joys of simply summer breakfasts!

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3 Hope July 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

I definitely need to amp up my veggie/fruit intake this week. Your meals look so fresh and delicious!!

And Mr. Maze is looking like a little boy, not such a baby!!

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4 Carly @ Snack Therapy July 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

Loving the romaine wraps! Must try. And, as always, Mazen is looking cuter by the second. Those chubby cheeks!

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5 kaila@healthyhelperblog! July 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

I am loving that big slice of corn bread! I just made some cornbread sandwich thins and they came out delicious!

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6 Christine@ Apple of My Eye July 1, 2013 at 9:05 am

All the food you posted looks so fresh and vibrant (like always)!

That salmon recipe looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait for the recipe :)

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7 Meagan July 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

Wow that salad with the watermelon, feta and peas in the to go carton looks amazing! What vibrant colors :)

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8 Clarice July 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

Hi Kath! I don’t normally comment, but my Mother and I stopped by your store last Thursday while we were in Charlottesville and fell in love! The girl working there gave us so many delicious samples that we had a hard time deciding. We ended up getting a whole bunch of goodies, including the Cville crunch granola, which is amazing!! It was so neat finally seeing the store in person after reading about it on your blog for so long!

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9 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

So so glad!! Wish I could have been there to greet you!

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10 Grace @ Grace Dishes July 1, 2013 at 9:47 am

Food looks so delicious and inspiring some dishes for me this week :)

Have a great July!

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11 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

The Maple Salmon looks amazing…today is Canada Day…the perfect dish for today! :)

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12 lynn @ the actor's diet July 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

You’ve always had the prettiest plates – I can’t wait to see the collection Mazen gets when he’s outa the high chair. xo Kath – happy July!

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13 Lauren @ The Highlands Life July 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

I usually always make a double batch of your whipped banana oatmeal too! So easy to pull out the next day or prep for work. Love it!

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14 Nina @ Too Hottie For That Body July 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

Love the food posts! Have you always eaten this healthy or have you been a work in progress?

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15 Aisling @ Sunny Side Up July 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

Thanks for the inspiration x

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16 AG July 1, 2013 at 10:49 am

Just curious, when did you get the okay from your ped to give M eggs?

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17 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

As soon at we started solids at 6 months. As far as I know, the only foods he can’t have are fluid cow’s milk and honey. (within reason of course)

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18 Jayme July 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

This is really interesting since it doesn’t seem to be warned about the way milk and honey are. I hadn’t remembered being told not to give eggs, either, but we found out the hard way when our son had a reaction resulting in a skin rash at 9 months, the first time he had eggs.

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19 Danielle July 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Do you give him peanut butter? My ped wants us to wait and puts PB in the same category as honey for now but my friend’s ped said she could start introducing it at 10 months. Just curious!

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20 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

My ped said it was fine, but I haven’t had any on hand to give him (he has tasted almond + sunflower)

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21 Avery Hudson July 1, 2013 at 11:25 am

Hey Kath! So glad y’all are doing well! I love that you can still make time to go out with friends and have a girls night as well as continuing to eat healthy! Your a huge inspiration to me! I was wondering what kind of almond butter from whole foods that you use and also what kind of smoked trout your using to top your salad. Thanks!

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22 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

It’s the 365 brand of almond butter – roasted almonds. And Trader Joe’s smoked trout

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23 Ali @ Peaches and Football July 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

Your food looks delicious – I love the turkey wrap idea and that ham salad looks wonderful. I am so uncreative when it comes to salads and hate eating them – so I think I need to figure out some good toppings and dressings so I can encorporate more into my diet.

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24 Barbara @ Food Is Fuel July 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I have those same blue willow bowls..and my oatmeal looks a lot like what you had pictured…so for a minute I was like wait a minute that looks like my breakfast! But love all the fresh fruits and veggies you incorporate into every meal! All of your eats looks amazing! And Mazen is getting to be so big! Such a little cutie :)

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25 Mer July 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Yummy, yummy, yummy!

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26 Eating 4 Balance July 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I really like that mosaic table beneath your Banana + Almond butter toast!! Tiles are such a classic backdrop and that one is really neat because of the antiquey look.

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27 Tiffany July 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I feel the same way about almond butter! I’m really lovig it lately. Dare I say it…I love it more than TJs sunflower butter! (Gasp! Lol) Do you feel the same way?

As always, delicious eats and beautiful pictures. Have a great week, Kath!

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28 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I’m missing sunflower actually! It’s been a few weeks!

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29 Tiffany July 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Have you tried sunflower butter with frozen banana slices? So good!! Something about the cold creamy banana and sweet sticky nut butter is just fabulous!

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30 Emily @ The Sunny Studio July 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm

We’re experiencing a bit of a heat wave in Seattle, so I haven’t wanted to turn on my oven or burners at all! Loooots of salads, cold oatmeal, and cereal :)

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31 Emily July 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm

What day of the week is the UVA Grove Street market?

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32 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Thursdays from 3-7

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33 Sage July 1, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Where did you get your spoon that says “Love Oatmeal” on it?

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34 KathEats July 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I had it custom made from an Etsy shop, although it was a long time ago and the shop name is slipping my mind :(

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35 Suzanne July 1, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Looks like a delicious week! Here’s to many more ;)

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36 kristen | verbs and vignettes July 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

The fried egg and toast looks so good! I should start waking up early to fix that before work. Though, last week I took everything for scrambled eggs and cooked it in the microwave. That was pretty close. And I love making a few servings of irish oats at once for the week. Such a good idea!

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37 Neil Butterfield July 1, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Man that oatmeal got me going. Sadly I don’t have in the house. Going to have get to the store soon :-)

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38 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 2, 2013 at 1:59 am

I absolutely love making oatmeal ahead of time and just reheating a serving at a time. Such a huge time saver!

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39 Lindsay July 2, 2013 at 2:19 am

YUM, as always. I’ve been doing scrambled eggs a lot for breakfast this week too, and heaping bowls of curried lentil soup;) I finally added a “how I’m working out” post, but you continue to inspire me to look at what I’m eating as well. That is just as important!

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40 Emily @ Life on Food July 2, 2013 at 5:31 am

I cannot wait till we get some fresh zucchini. It is always ready!! I love it best on the grill.

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41 Amanda, RD- The Nutritionist Reviews July 2, 2013 at 7:29 am

I’m loving lots of berries and fresh produce too. I just went cherry picking this past weekend which was awesome.

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42 Alyssa July 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

Lots of delicious and healthy eats!!

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43 Kelly July 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Thinking about breakfast and the heat, when I first tried Quinoa, I think it was recommended as a porridge and I’d eat it cold, with milk on top and berries. It was such a refreshing breakfast. Looking at your pics reminded me that I’ve got to pull that oldie but goodie out and eat it again. Hopefully tonight, I’ll get some quinoa cooked! :)

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44 Shannon July 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Hey Kath,
I’ve been a reader for years. You give me inspiration to live healthy everyday. I’ve just recently been introduced to traditional practices of soaking, sprouting, or fermenting grains/legumes/nuts/seeds to decrease the anti-nutrient content, and the benefits of consuming dairy raw rather than pasteurized. I was wondering what your view is on these subjects? I was also wondering what kind of yogurt you use. I can’t seem to find one I love!

Can’t wait to hear back :)

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45 KathEats July 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I think these practices are good ones, but I don’t think they are necessary. I buy Stonyfield Greek yogurt

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46 Shannon July 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Thanks for getting back to me. How come you don’t think they are necessary?

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47 KathEats July 3, 2013 at 8:12 am

I think the changes are negligible – a little helpful especially if you have a health reason – but just not needed for the average healthy person

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48 Kel July 2, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Would you believe I found out that 3 people on my work team have never tried cherries? So wrong!

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