I recently discovered Manatobia brand Hemp Hearts on a Costco shopping trip. I noticed that they were next to the chia seeds so I wondered if they were cousins. I did pause when I read the back of the package touting it’s polyunsaturated omega 6 and omega 3 content. I purchased them anyway based on the nutrition facts and researched once I got home.
I spend a lot of time reading food labels. I read them in order to make informed choices. I do not seek to achieve some imagined level of dietary perfection. I use the information on food labels as just that, information, rather than as a flat directive of good versus bad. While foods without labels are ideal, such as meat, eggs and fresh vegetables, I do consume processed foods. When it comes to processed foods, I begin with asking myself the question “Does this appear to be something I might eat”.
I have done the math. Unless you have an irreversible addiction to Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, I suggest checking out Thrive Market. If you maximize the $20 discount on your first 3 orders you have recouped the membership fee, plus the first 30 days is a free trial. Having only a moderate addiction to Amazon Prime (smile) I broke out a spreadsheet and did a comparison on a number of items
Cooking with riced vegetables continues! As well as using ingredients I have on hand. Do not judge this dish by it’s lumpy looks because it tastes delicious. Continue reading
Into DIY? So Fresh offers a second, mini menu to guide you to build your own salad, bowl or wrap. Using that idea as a platform, I expanded the options to include more that fit the ketogenic lifestyle. If you struggle with food prep or coming up with meal ideas, it would be easy to use this platform as a base. Continue reading
I discovered a fantastic restaurant in my town named So Fresh. They offer simple, tasty combinations of fresh vegetables and protein prepared fast. They offer salads, bowls (served warm), wraps, and build-your-own. I spent some time reviewing their menu and ketofied their offerings. This post is intended to inspire you to make a visit, inspire your requests at restaurant near you, or inspire you to create at home. Continue reading
There has been a run on frozen cauliflower rice in my town! This shortage is occurring during my current addiction which lead me to a great method to make my own. Riced/crumbled/”slawed” vegetables are an easy way may a quick and tasty stir fry, main dish or side dish. Let’s get inspired! Continue reading
I have been inspired by the recent availability of frozen riced cauliflower in the regular grocery store. When I first became aware of the product, it was spotted at Trader Joe’s. Every time I looked for it they were out. Not that making chopped cauliflower rice from a fresh head of cauliflower is hard to do using a food processor but I just wanted to try the ready made. Continue reading