Sunshine! Balmy 55 degrees. Need I say more about the effect the weather had on my mood? Spring is so close! Can you smell and hear [birds!] yet where you are?
Enough of the weather talk, though, because that’s not what you came here for, so we’ll end the talking and let some of my favourite reads from this week speak for themselves. I’m off to meet a friend I haven’t seen in months and hope you’ll have an awesome Sunday – at best with great weather. As always I’m curious to hear you opinion on my picks if you read them or any others you enjoyed.
Good good [food for thought]
1,200 Calories by Sophia Herbst via HuffPost Food
The shocking truth behind the “magical” number. A longer read but well worth your time.
In the Media: Health Trends via Healthy Helper
A round-up of the latest health fads and scientific takes on them.
Can you eat too much fat? via the Real Life RD
In short: no, you can’t. Not a dietitian myself I’ll leave the full explanation to amazing Robyn.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
When I grow up … via Olives ‘n’ Wine
What do you want to achieve in life?
Quiz Time! How Much Does Music Affect You? [Study Says Pharrell Does Not Make Everyone Happy After All] via The Great Fitness Experiment
What does the way you utilize music say about you as a person? An interesting science-backed find.
A happiness trick via A Cup of Jo
Simple but great idea.
Health and food
Life Lessons: On Packing a Lunch via Hummusapien
Great ideas for quick and easy meals, lunchbox essentials [cute boxes are a necessity!] and snacks.
Guide to Produce: 12 Storage Rules To Make Fruits + Veggies Last Longer via Henry Happened
What to store where to make the most of your Farmers’ Market – or grocery store – haul.
Beans, peas, nut butters or seitan – good answers to the “but where do you get your protein?” question.
25 Ways to Sneak in More Exercise Every Day via One Green Planet
Sitting all day neither makes us happy nor fit. Here’s how to get moving a little more in all kinds of situations.
Good good [things to make you smile]
Dad Illustrates The Hilarious Things He’s Said to His Kids via My Modern Met
Just how cute is this?!
Because we can all use a laugh or two – or 55 times a few – more a day.
Good good [food]
Banana Honey Roasted Peanut Butter via The Smart Kitchen
Bananas, honey, peanut butter – a simple but amazing combination.
Double Chocolate Chip Granola Bars via Katalyst Health
We’re talking double chocolate plus peanut butter action here – sold.
The Breakfast Brownie via Yeah, Imma Eat That
Anything chocolatey for breakfast gets me – and don’t you agree with Kylie that these are attractive?!
White Chocolate Cranberry Protein Bars via Apple of my Eye
Never mind that I don’t even like cranberries – these look like perfection in bar form.
Who says desserts can’t be nutritious?
Mango Salsa via Glow Kitchen
I’m a huge salsa fiend but have never made my own – this one looks well worthy trying.
Happiness inducing today: Sunshine!
Stay in touch!
What were some of your favourite posts from the week?
Can you feel spring coming closer wherever you are in the world already, too?