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May 12, 2012

A gorgeous, gorgeous morning, but another one that requires a fleece zipped up to the neck!

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[Photo taken yesterday via Instagram!]

Not the best day for a cold bowl of yogurt either, but I wanted a quick protein-friendly breakfast because I’m headed to the farmer’s market where I’m bound to enjoy some carbs – along with hopefully a hot beverage!

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So I checked fruit + protein + fat off my breakfast to-do list and left the energizing and filling whole grains TBD. This is hard to do!!!

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The new dollop on top is CashewNilla butter by Reginald’s here in Virginia! They sent me three mini jars of their best sellers to taste as a possible OpenSky sale (so Virginia can share with the rest of the country : ) ) Expectations were exceeded!!!! I’m not a big cashew butter (or really anything other than almond, peanut and sunflower butters) eater, but the vanilla bean in this guy was AWESOME!

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Enjoyed with Jam According To Daniel, banana, raspberries, chia seeds and plain greek yogurt.

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Happy Weekend!

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1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

Oooo Cashewnilla sounds neat. I tried raw cashew butter and wasn’t in love either, but maybe that would be good! Enjoy the Farmers Market!

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2 Angel7 May 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

That is a beautiful pic. of the sun between the branches of the tree!

I am not sure if I would like cashew butter, because I am not a fan of cashews. However, I would try it.

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3 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat May 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

I love cashew butter! The bourbon pecan butter sounds delicious too :) Would love to try it!

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4 Hillary May 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

Apple cinnamon PB? Yes yes and YES.

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5 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 12, 2012 at 8:10 am

Lucky you! I think our market opens nearer the end of the month…can’t wait! Beautiful sunny and warm day here…heading out with my boys to a 2km walk/run for the Allergy Asthma Information Association’s Epi Pen Take Action Event…May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. Great day for the event!

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6 Terrieha May 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

As an RD, I would assume you do realize that bowl has ~30g of carbohydrates (without considering the jam, which will obviously increase that number). While there is nothing wrong with getting your CHO needs from whole grains, as an RD with a blog with such a large number of readers, it would be nice to see you mention/ acknowledge that you can meet your needs through other sources, such as fruits and starchy vegetables. I feel this fact is often overlooked!

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7 KathEats May 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

Sure, there are carbs in this bowl. But, if you want to get technical, for someone who is pregnant and active, I need a lot more than 30 grams at breakfast to get me going and keep me full. I’d say this is only about half of the carbohydrates that I’d normally have for breakfast (2300 kcal/day x 50% cho minimum = 1150 kcal / 4 kcal/gram = 287 grams for the day. If I’m going to spread those out into 3 meals and a snack, then divide by 4 to get about 71 for breakfast. So there’s where I left the room! A scoop of oats, cereal or granola would have given me close to the other half.

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8 KathEats May 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

(And another thing to note: when I put this breakfast together, I really didn’t give any consideration to these numbers. But I’m glad to know my estimation still left room)

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9 KathEats May 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

And one last comment :)

While fruits are indeed good carbs, and yogurt/dairy also have carbs, for my body, there is something about the slow release of the more complex starches in whole grains that keeps me full much longer. I couldn’t just have fruit/starchy vegetables as my carbohydrate source everyday without feeling hungry very often.

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10 Molly @ RDexposed May 12, 2012 at 10:54 am

With all this CHO talk, are you nervous about your GDM test that should be coming up?

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11 KathEats May 12, 2012 at 11:13 am

Only the needle part!

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12 Terrieha May 12, 2012 at 8:40 am

Exactly! I knew you would obviously know the numbers and calculations :) Though I obviously did not know your specific daily caloric needs, and definitely agree that 30grams would not be enough, even if you were not pregnant, I just wish the fact that there are alternative food sources available would be highlighted more often in the blog world. Also, in general I would not suggest that whole grains be removed completely from one’s diet, but utilizing fruit as a complex carbohydrate in some meals/ snacks when paired with protein and fat is a appropriate. Thanks for acknowledging and responding :)

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13 Andrea May 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

Could you maybe explain in a post how to calculate this?

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14 KathEats May 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

Yeah, which part of the math lost you? Perhaps I could clarify

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15 Andrea May 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I guess I just don’t understand any of it really, ha… I’ll have to look it up or something.

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16 KathEats May 14, 2012 at 7:39 am

I’m basically taking calories per day and multiplying them by how many calories of carbohydrates I need per day based on a 50% carb diet. That gives me total calories of carbs. If you divide that by the amount of energy in a carbohydrate, which is 4 calories per gram, you get the total grams per day. You can break that number down however you like – 3 meals, 6 mini meals, 3 meals plus a snack – to get an estimate number of grams of carbs per meal. This isn’t really an ideal math problem to do on a daily basis – it’s too much work, but it’s how a person with diabetes who really does need to know a number of grams per sitting would figure out how much insulin to use. For normal people, you might only use it once or twice to figure out what is a reasonable amount to have at any given meal like I did here.

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17 Andrea May 16, 2012 at 8:50 am

Ok that makes a bit more sense to me! Thank you very much.

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18 Antonia @ healthinspirations May 12, 2012 at 8:14 am

That first picture is beautiful…would have not thought that it was an Instagram pic! I had a very similar breakfast this morning. Unfortunately without the cashew nutbutter :(

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19 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

it’s a beautiful morning here too… sunny, blue skies, and a little chillin the air. i love it! i have yet to try out cashew butter. i’m intrigued, but the jars are always so pricey!

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20 Nat May 12, 2012 at 8:26 am

I’m in CA and would love to try those nut butters! Any word on when they’ll be available for cross-country shipment?

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21 KathEats May 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

They are now through their website!

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22 Nat May 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Thanks! Just did an “almost” purchase. Can’t justify an additional $10- for shipping though.

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23 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

Bourbon Pecan?! You’d think with all the bourbon I sampled at the Food & Wine Fest yesterday that wouldn’t sound so delish, but OMG!

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24 Gabby @ Gabby's Gluten-Free May 12, 2012 at 9:48 am

Reginald’s is the best! Their nanahoney butter is my absolute favorite – the apple cinnamon one is a close second :)

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25 Khushboo May 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

I just tried almond butter and i am hooked! Love the sound of that cashew butter!

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26 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

That CashewNilla butter and the Bourbon Pecan both sound fabulous.

And that 1st pic with the sun/trees, GORGEOUS shot! From your camera no less…love it when things work out like that!

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27 Andrea May 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

Those nut butters look delicious!

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28 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 12, 2012 at 11:12 am

mmm, love cashews and really love vanilla. that sounds heavenly. hope you’re enjoying the farmers’ market! I wish there were better ones near me.

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29 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth May 12, 2012 at 11:21 am

Love that first photo!

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30 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

Ah I love cashew butter so I’m sure my head would explode over this.

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31 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Very yummy looking breakfast!

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32 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

that jam looks DELICIOUS!! Oatmeal would definitely have made a great breakfast on a chilly day but yogurt is good too. Warm up with a hot beverage and some carbs – you deserve it! ;)

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33 Laura @ She Eats Well May 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

That first picture is so beautiful…just gorgeous. And that nut-butter looks so yummy; I have recently been really into making my own nut butter…so many different flavors to be tasted!

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34 Amanda @flecksofgreen May 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I have become a “butter” connoisseur and am always looking for a tasty butter that I haven’t tried. The flavors you shared in this post look amazing! And I really like the mosaic table top in your breakfast pictures–very beautiful. Enjoy your Saturday and hopefully a zipped up fleece will not be needed tomorrow!

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35 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal May 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Your breakfast looks delicious. I’m not a big cashew fan either – almonds are my main nut of choice. I’m okay with pistacchios and hazelnuts too though.

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36 Brittany May 15, 2012 at 8:38 am

So fun to see Reginald’s on your blog! They’re based in Richmond and Andrew comes to my farmers market. I love his nut butters!! The Nana Honey is my favorite, but the CashewNilla is delicious too. :)

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37 Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers May 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

i just tried the cashewnilla butter this past weekend and fell in love!

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38 KathEats May 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

!!

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