Monday, June 8, 2015

Food talk

I know, no surprise that I’m talking about food, right?  I can’t help it, I love the stuff!  Believe me, I wish I had a more “take it or leave it” attitude, but I just don’t.  Give me all the food!

One of the most interesting classes I took in college was Nutrition 101.  Not only did it keep my attention, but it was also useful.  The basics of what food does for our bodies?  How is that NOT a good thing to know?  I’m not saying I live by that info, but it’s helpful when I am trying to make healthy decisions.

I bring this up because I came across a couple links that were interesting and I thought I’d share.  Maybe I’m not the only one who’s interested in what’s in my gut or how active I should be.

Even before I was a mom, I was concerned with how antibiotics affected my natural defenses and now that I am responsible for someone else’s health, it matters that much more.  I am grateful that Connor has never had to be on a prescription medicine of any kind so far and has had very few doses of even an OTC painkiller.  Don’t get me wrong, modern medicine has its place and I would never withhold the proper treatment, but I think sometimes people are quick to ask for drugs and I don’t want to be that person.

Before I had a baby, I was quick to say that most people should get exercise most days of the week.  I still believe that, but I know that sometimes even taking the dog on a 15-minute walk can be a challenge.  So believing something is good for you and following through are two very different things these days.  Getting in your steps is a good start, no doubt about it.  And anything’s better than nothing, but apparently 10,000 steps is just a totally arbitrary number.  Very interesting.

Finally, after we’ve talked about eating right and exercising, don’t we deserve some dessert?  Yum!

Toffee Chip Blondies

Hope you guys had good weekends!  Mine was nice.  Busy, but nice.  Lots of quality family time plus (you knew this was coming) good food.  The McHusband, Connor, and I tried a new restaurant in town, The Mason Jar Tavern.  We were all quite happy with our meals.  The McHusband had a burger and I had the black bean-sweet potato hash tacos.  The McHusband tried two new-to-him beers and I had two mixed drinks – and all four were quite tasty to their respective drinkers.


Connor stuck with water.  Hey, someone had to drive!  Plus, we had errands to run in that same shopping center after dinner and someone had to check things off the list.  Of course, that didn’t stop him from checking out the drink menu…


I made two desserts on Sunday (more on those soon), and I know one of them is delicious.  I haven’t tried the other yet, but I will tonight when we girls get together to eat dinner (yes, more food!) and celebrate Heather’s and Vanessa’s birthdays so I will report back.  I know I’ve said it before, but I am so glad that we girls make these meals a priority.  It’s really nice to catch up with each other the old-fashioned way: in person.

Hope your week is off to a good start!


Gina said...

We still haven't been to the Mason Jar Tavern...I keep thinking I'll wait until the excitement dies down, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen any time soon. Glad to hear you liked it!

Sara said...

10,000 steps a day is an arbitrary number!!??? Mind. Blown. Now what do I do???

Erika said...

We love The Mason Jar Tavern!!