Sugar is a carbohydrate that comes in many forms. There are added sugars like table sugar, honey, molasses, corn syrup, and then there are natural sugars found in fruit and milk. Natural sugars found in fruit are called fructose Natural sugars found in milk are called lactose Eating sugar does not cause diabetes but eating … Continue reading The Low-Down on Added Sugars
Current fav no added sugar snack combination that is absolutely delicious 💕 Eating this to fuel up for a very busy workday. As scary as this pandemic is for healthcare workers, I am more focused on how grateful I am for a job and to be able to continue working. Focusing on the positive during trying times is what helps us remain in a good headspace. Sending prayers for all the healthcare (and all the other essential workers out there) - prayers for safety and health!
When you have all kinds of leftovers that are perfect for a salad. Salad details: butter lettuce, roasted eggplant, broccoli, blueberries, leftover rotisserie chicken, and green goddess salad dressing! • • • What are you guys doing today to pass the time? Sullivan and I have already played with every single toy he owns, went on a walk, played outside, had breakfast, had a snack, took a nap, etc. 😳 and it’s only 10:30. Help 🤦🏼♀️
A lot of studies point towards babyledweaning reducing the risk of having a child who is a “fussy eater,” which is one of the reasons we chose to do it. Introducing complementary food is a crucial time in an infants life since it not only involves a great deal of rapid change for the child, but it is also associated with the development of food preferences, eating behaviors and body weight in childhood, adolescence as well as in adulthood. Since starting solids at 6 months, Sullivan has eaten over 100 different types of foods 😍💕 and continues to be open to trying and consuming a wide variety of foods! More detailed studies are warranted to see the direct link with babyledweaning and picky eaters but for our little fam, it has definitely worked for us so far! • • Pictured above: Sullivan won’t ever let us eat food without needing a bite himself (another foul proof weight loss tip is to have a hungry baby steal your food all day long 🤣) • • Disclaimer: Babyledweaning is most affective when a wide variety of nutritious foods are offered to baby versus highly processed foods. Varied intake of fruits, veggies, grains, legume, and seafood/protein will protect the child against micronutrient deficiencies and encourage optimal growth (especially brain growth). “Concerns have been expressed that, eating foods which are inappropriate for infants, BLW babies might become accustomed to sugar and salt tastes , potentially resulting in increased consumption, which may in turn influence some health outcomes (e.g blood pressure) already during childhood . To avoid these risks, parents should receive a proper nutritional education to make their diet healthy and adequate for the infant.” ✔️✔️✔️ AKA consult with Registered Dietitian or healthcare worker who is trained in proper nutrition for children.
Anyone else hopping on the #snackplatelunch during the quarantine? So easy and I’m getting 3 servings of veggies in 😍 PLUS, I made some homemade fresh bread (in my cast iron skillet) and it’s soooo tasty⭐️ SO if you can’t find bread at the grocery store but you have flour, yeast, salt, and water... you can whip up this bread from start to finish in three hours! • • • Plate details: grapes, homemade bread, red bell pepper, baby carrots, and tuna salad. Carbs ✔️ Protein ✔️ Fiber ✔️
Does this quarantine have you snacking or eating more than you normally would be if you were busy at work or participating in other activities outside of the house? Here are some mindful eating tips to incorporate to help avoid overeating and aid in fueling your body appropriately: • • 1. Evaluate your hunger scale (from 0-10) [swipe for the hunger/fullness scale - I like to aim to stay between 3-7 throughout the day.] Are you really hungry or are you just bored? Take time to think about the way your stomach feels. Are you just thirsty or are you ravenous for a full meal? Take some deep breathes to check your emotions as well, are you stress-eating or eating because you are anxious? Are there other activities that would help instead of eating? maybe you need to take a walk and get some fresh air or quite your mind with prayer. Evaluate the root cause of your hunger and then let your body lead the way in making your food choices. 2. Take time to eat your meals and enjoy them (we may have a lot more time on our hands now if we are self quarantined so do your body this honor in respecting and enjoying meal time). Slow down and enjoy every bite of your meal and pay attention to the texture, smell, and taste of your food. It will amaze you with how much you enjoy it once you slow down to appreciate it. This technique also will help you avoid overeating, it allows your body to process food and gives you the feeling of satiety in the right time when your body has had what it needs. 3. Just because the food is available doesn’t mean you need to eat it all, put the snack foods or mindlesss eating food out of sight so that when you open the fridge or cabinet it’s not what immediately catches your eye. Portion out those “treat” foods when the time is right, eat it in moderation and enjoy it fully! Thank you @streetsmart.rd for the hunger scale, I couldn’t figure out how to put the whole picture in the post!
@kimgbeavers thanks for posting such a wonderful guide to enhancing immunity!!! These are the things we should be focusing to keep ourselves well (along with social distancing as much as possible!). As a healthcare worker with a husband who is also an RN at the nearby hospital, I am feeling a little extra panicky but definitely trusting in the Lord for safety and health as well doing all I can to boost my immunity and protect the family from any virus/germs that come our way. Follow the CDC guidelines and protect the immunocompressed and elderly!