I have returned from our field trip to the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC! My this place is impressive. Just a wee baby sprout of what it will become as it stands today. It will probably be one of the (the) top nutrition research centers in the world. They have a metabolic chamber, tons of fancy equipment and everything is state-of-the-art. The buildings and research going on there now are just the tip of the iceberg. (I’m dying to find out the results of a study they are currently doing to determine if ALA conversion rates are higher when infants are fed flax oil from a young age vs. being fed the DHA that is so often found in formulas and baby foods).
A few of my lovely iPhone captures…
The table you see down there is worth a MILLION dollars. Not the floor. Just the table in the middle! It’s some rare tree (that they assured us had already fallen – they didn’t chop it down 🙂 )
The ceiling in the main building took years to paint!
Sure is pretty though. So many real foods!
Our tour wrapped up around 1PM and I made the 45-minute drive back home. Since the field trip was planned during lunch hour, I didn’t know what to do about foodz. So I just decided to pack a lunch that I could eat whenever I could. Worked well because I was pretty hungry around 1:15 when I got on the road.
I ate my sandwich on my way home and just finished up my salad.
Today’s daily feature: a Samble Jamble on Flax Oat Bran with smashed avocado, Laughing Cow, mustard, and jalapenos!!
The jalapenos made my bread a little soggy in one spot, but this was delicious!
And a side salad with spinach, carrot, celery and almonds (the end so lots of crumbs) plus a drizzle of olive oil (1/2 tsp) and honey (1/2 tsp).
A Biscoff for dessert
Excited to have the afternoon to catch up on life. I believe The Baker is up taking a nap. Currently still have internet, but no sign of the AT&T tech that is scheduled to come between 12 and 4….