Yesterday for lunch I had a delightful 5-year-old's dream:
Last night's dinner was a creation I made in about 10 minutes and it was awesome after a long day.
Sauteed organic zucchini, organic chicken tenders, and an odd carrot from a different stirfry!
I used TJ's fajita spice mix and water it made a really tasty and spicy sauce.
I've been digging the breakfast cookies the last couple of days:
Do you have any foods that set off alarms if they are gone?
Mine are almond butter, apples, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and eggs. If we run out, I panic.
Tonight I went to the gym and had lots of new friends! I don't mind the resolution peeps; it makes me feel good that people are out to improve themselves and feel better about their health. It did get really hot and the windows really steamed up- hot workout energy! I did the following cardio ADD workout:
- 26 minutes on the treadmill for a total of 2.2 miles. Kath would understand
- 10 minutes on the elliptical
- 15 minutes on the bike
- Pushups on the bosu ball and lots of stretching
I love hearing feedback and learning about nutrition and the food industry. I received a comment about a post I made about Yoplait yogurt containing hormones. I was talking about how it was important to buy organic dairy and it was my preference to switch my household to all organic animal products. However, in the post, I generalized and did not realize that Yoplait yogurt is now made with milk not treated with rBST, as pointed out to me by a comment. I explored the Yoplait site and found the following information:
"As of August 2009, General Mills has made the commitment to eliminate milk sourced from cows treated with rBST (recombinant bovine somatotropin), a synthetic hormone also referred to as rBGH, in the production of its category-leading Yoplait® yogurts."
Disclaimer: I am NOT being paid to write about this product.
I researched the difference between conventional (hormone-treated) organic milk and non-rBST treated milk because I was curious and wanted to learn more. A paper entitled Survey of Retail Milk Composition as Affected by Label Claims Regarding Farm-Management Practices published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association (July 2008) did not find any biological difference between the three products. The differences found were minor when it came to analyzing the nutrients. Until I learn more, this is a personal and ethical decision and I will continue to buy organic dairy. I believe everyone is entitled to an informed opinion and I will continue to try to learn more to formulate my own.
I would love to hear your feedback and your preference. If you can school me, I would be grateful!
Hope to not take so long to post next time! See you all soon!