I slept in a little this morning and feel refreshed! I’ve got the patio door open, and although the sun is standing me up this morning, at least the birds are chirping and it’s not freezing cold.
I decided to make pancakes for breakfast since my workload is light these next few days. I used a mix I love by Hodgson’s Mill: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake (click on ingredients for nutritional info). It’s kind of cornmealy (it has cornmeal in it!) but I like the texture a lot. I had to alter the recipe a bit for 2 servings, but I used 2/3 cup mix with 1/3 cup skim milk, 1 egg, and 1 tsp vegetable oil (it called for 1 tbsp!). It made 4 perfect pancakes!
I topped mine with almond butter and flax with maple syrup on the side for dipping (= more flavor!)
I also had half a mango 8)
And some coffee
This breakfast was about 420 kcal, 8 grams fiber and 14 grams protein.
I’m headed to the gym in a bit – or perhaps a run. I haven’t decided yet!
A Great Website
Kelly L. shared this website with me and it’s fabulous: Brand Aid
The authors de-code product label ingredient lists and teach readers how to navigate between High Fructose Corn Syrup and Modified Corn Starch. Some of the products you might think are healthy are actually full of these processed ingredients. They also recommend products to choose instead. This site is going to be an R.D.’s dream come true to use with clients! Here were a few I thought were very helpful.
Just another reason why whole foods – real food – is better!
I’ve received some questions recently on how much effort I have to put into eating healthy. My response is: not much. It has truly become an ingrained habit and part of my lifestyle. I don’t get many cravings for the junk foods I used to love and I am very happy with the way I eat.
Some of you know I LOVE the book Fit From Within by Victoria Moran. She is a genius – she totally “gets” intuitive eating. I had many light bulb moments while reading her book. I think very few people ever achieve the kind of relationship she has with food (I know I’m not there yet!)
Here is one of my favorite passages from the book. I think it explains perfectly how healthy eating, over time, will become part of who you are –
“You get there [intuitive healthy eating] when you’re willing to let your desires reflect your needs. It will take some time. In the interim, do what you know is expedient, whether you want to or not. You’ll sometimes need to say ‘No, I don’t think I’ll have a piece of cake; I’m really full” when you are actually thinking, ‘A slice of cake would be my ticket to heaven right now.’ This is the esteemed tradition of ‘Fake it until you make it.’ Eventually, you’ll hardly ever need to fake it, because your desires themselves will have changed.”
Enjoy your Tuesday!