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Awesome and healthy, high protein pancakes

I voted today!

This morning at 6:55 am to be precise. Dr. P announced last night that he would be slithering out of bed at 5:45 to make it to the polls when they opened.

I am not an early riser, and I figured Lady and I would just stay in bed until 7:30, my usual time, and hit up the polls after work. No worries, extra time to sleep…

I mean, who wouldn’t want to just keep snugglin’ with this Lady Bird if they could?

Lady Bird

But then the alarm went off. Dr. P slid out, Lady squirmed and barked, and my eyes excitedly popped open.

It’s voting day, baby. I had underestimated my enthusiasm to see this election come to a (successful) close. I couldn’t resist throwing on my beanie, boots and new Chinese Laundry puffy coat and joining my man for our civic duty. Walking up, we took wagers on how long it would take to get through the line. I said an hour, and Dr. P guessed “just around the corner”. Here’s the scene as we approached the local firehouse polling station: Continue reading Awesome and healthy, high protein pancakes

Catastrophic Carb Confusion: Part 1

I just got back from a 10 day, blow-your-mind fantastic trip to Israel. First, go. Please, go. It was magical. Second, they had the most delicious looking/smelling/tasting breads.

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Among a gazillion other amazingly tasty food stuffs. But their carb game was on point.

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sesame-roll

Are we hungry yet?

Or are we avoiding carbs this week?

Let’s talk about this because Catastrophic Carb Confusion (CCC) is rampant. So many of my patients are ultra-confused- what should we eat? And what should we merely snap pictures of and admire from afar? Continue reading Catastrophic Carb Confusion: Part 1

Chickpeas + Fiber Highlight

Chickpeas- aka garbanzo beans- are finally getting some credit. With hummus making a dash from the foodie to the mainstream scene, more and more of us are dippin’ and divin’ into chickpea bliss.

But these magic little beans are still underrated. We could use them way more than we do to add protein and fiber to dishes  or healthy snacking. They are vitality dynamos and so super easy to use!

They are also delicate on our bank account. Buy them canned and pre-cooked for less than $1, and dried beans are the cheapest form of protein per ounce.

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Bodacious Tip: Buy a bunch of cans when they are on sale. Make them a kitchen staple and a great last minute meal protein option.

In addition to being inexpensive, they also rule because they are loaded with fiber, potassium, and iron. Many of us occasionally have trouble taking a poo. Admit it. There are days we are like, What is going on down there? This clog is worse than DC traffic!

Inadequate fiber and water at play here? I think yes, sir.

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Nutrition highlight: Kiwi and food waste talk

The kiwi is one pretty fruit. It photographs so well!

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Would be aesthetic addition to a potluck dish!

It also reminds me of the rad neon green eyeliner I thought was all the rage in high school (srrrrsly, not good judgment there!).

So I bought a whole bucket of kiwi last week, and I needed to get creative in order to use it all up.  Food waste has become a big issue in this country, so I didn’t want to contribute to this stinky problem. According to a report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), 30-40% of the food in America’s food supply is just dumped into landfills yearly. That is ~1 in 3 calories!

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