As our household becomes more conscious of the foods we eat (and I sit at my desk hypocritically drinking a delicious blueberry mocha) articles like this mean a little more than than they ever have before. Fiber in my diet? Sure.
This tip looks interesting: Heat up a bowl of oat bran instead of oatmeal; it has nearly 2 g more fiber. Add even more flavor and fiber by stirring in 1/4 cup of raisins or chopped dates before nuking it.
And, while arguably not the best for our diets but still yummy, here’s the recipe Stacy used for our cranberry and orange muffins this weekend. They were *delicious outside of the inconvenient truth that I’d left them just a few minutes too long in the oven (the muffins weren’t burnt, but they were *toasty).
Lastly, in the hunt to eat food that isn’t *terribly saturated with chemicals/pesticides (they’re unavoidable, but to at least be aware of what’s being ingested), here’s a handy guide to which fruits and veggies absorb the most pesticides (and may be worth spending a little more to go organic).
All this said, I’m not a hardcore diet/organic/veggie/juice freak. I’m far from it. But I am trying to be more aware of what’s going into my body, how my body digests it, and what, naturally, constitutes a balanced meal. Articles like these help me get closer to a healthy lifestyle.
And blueberry mochas? Not so much.