Good good links #52

365 days. 52 weeks. 525 948.766 minutes. Countless thought-provoking, inspiring, delicious and downright awesome posts.

That’s what this week marks: the one-year-anniversary of my Good good links. It’s a bittersweet day, though, because this might be the last episode for a while. Not only will starting my new job leave me with less blog reading time. Apparently, getting internet [and a telephone landline] set up in my new apartment is going to take four to six weeks 😯 . Yes, four to six weeks of no internet. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that and while I approve of some unplugging every now and then that’s entirely too much. Anyway, if I don’t make much of an appearance on here or commenting on your posts: that’s why. For now, I hope you’ll enjoy the posts below as much as I did and are having a great weekend.

Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

“Treats” and “Cheats”: Examining  Negative Language About Food via Bagels to Broccoli

Reconsidering the way we talk about food and reducing comparison and feelings of guilt and shame.

 Ditching the Diet Mentality via Clean Eats, Fast Feets

 “If you’re […] whatever food fits for you simply because you like the caloric makeup better than the actual flavor, that’s being on a diet. And in the end, it’s going to bite you in the ass”.  Awesome post – not just because I adore Meghan’s writing.

Healthy Living Bloggers’ Definition of Vacation via The Big Man’s World

It’s called vacation for a reason: take a break from your routine. There’s enough of life sticking to the same daily grind left.

Want to lose weight more than anything? via Sarah Jenks

Do you really? Think twice.

Health Judgements Based on Weight via Breathe and Nourish

Somebody’s weight doesn’t tell you anything about their story. Don’t judge hastily from looks alone.


Good good [advice and inspiration]

WTF Does It Really Mean to “Listen to Your Body?” via Greatist

Can you identify the signals your inner voice is sending you?

 6 Easy Ways to Be Healthier via I heart Vegetables

It’s the little things making an impact on overall well-being – and staying motivated [workout playlist].

When to Lower Your Standards via Delights & Delectables

 We can be hard on ourselves setting high expectations. “Lowering standards of ourselves and others will increase quality of life, contentment, and greatly decrease stress.”

How to create nutritionally balanced meals via The Mindful Foodie

The formula for delicious and nutritious dishes that leave you feeling satisfied and saturated.

Five Healthy Lunchbox Ideas via Hummusapien

Tips on how and what to pack a lunch that helps you get through your work or school day.

7 Ways to Stop Overating At Night via Hunger for Happiness

Being lonely, a lack of nutrients or pleasure can make us go for endless snacks after dark.

11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste via Care2

Making the most of the remnants of in a jar of jam and how to keep potatoes from sprouting and why to save butter wrappers.


7 No-Fail Natural Stain Removers for Summer Spills via Hello Natural

Coffee, grass or ketchup: you don’t need chemicals to clean up little blemishes on your clothes.

When not getting what you want is exactly what you need via the daily love

Slightly confusing to read but a spark of hope if you feel like life wasn’t playing in your favour.



9 Ways to Use Vingear For Beautiful Hair and Skin via Women’s Health Mag

Bug bite treatment, hair rinse and sunburn relief: good reasons to keep vinegar around even for the non-salad eaters among us [read: me].

Are You TOO Clean? via Care2

Showering every day and washing your hands countless times? You might want to be a little ‘dirtier’ for the sake of your health.



14 Simple Food Photography Tips via Clean Eating Veggie Girl

Improving food photos doesn’t have to cost the world or require fancy tools.

How to Start a Blog in Less Than 30 Minutes via Fit Foodie Finds

How to set up a self-hosted blog and customize it in no time.


Do it yourself

My Favourite Things to Make This Summer via Oh joy!

Striped ice cubes, a  truly rad pop-up card and rainbow pancakes: fun little projects to try before summer’s over.

17 Ways to Make a Cheap Apartment a Chic Apartment via Serendipity and Creativity

Because living on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t turn your apartment into a cozy home.


Good good [food]

 Chewy Coconut Oat Granola Bars Stuffed with Chocolate Date Caramel via Yeah… Imma Eat That

Date caramel is one of the best indulgent-yet-not foods that ever happened – these bars have lots of it plus other great ingredients.

Gluten-Free Homemade Ding-Dongs via Fork and Beans

Never mind that I hadn’t heard of ding-dongs before but these sound heavenly.

7 Vegan Ice Cream Recipes You Should Make Right Now via Girl Makes Food

Samoa, Zucchini Bread, Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirls: homemade ice cream that lets store-bought look old.

‘Mississippi Mud’ Chocolate Frozen Yogurt via Keepin’ It Kind

I’m all about the frozen treats lately and this vegan froyo is no exception in terms of deliciousness.

15 Mason Jar Recipes via YumSugar

All the things you can serve in mason jars – more than just overnight oats.

31 Healthy and Portable High-Protein Snacks via Greatist

Ideas for on-the-go snackage aside from bars or plain cut-up vegetables.

Three Bean Chili Polenta Pot Pie by Girl versus Dough via Bob’s Red Mill

Polenta and chili were meant to be and this looks like perfect comfort food for upcoming colder months. Or any day if you’re like me.

Chickpea Flour Scramble with Avocado and Chives via Coconut and Berries

I’ve had chickpea scramble before and this new variation sounds great for when you have no canned ones at hand.



Happiness-inducing today: My mum’s endless patience and help [we’ve been doing my move in parts and today was another one].

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What were some of your favourite posts this week?


5 thoughts on “Good good links #52

  1. janet @ the taste space says:

    I will miss your round-ups. I look forward to basically a best of the blogs each week.
    I was without internet at home for 3 weeks which wasn’t fun, but with bits and pieces at work and on my phone, it wasn’t too bad and nice to unplug at home. (It was a challenge to blog, though, that’s for sure)

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Thanks, Janet, that’s sweet of you to say. And wow, yes, I can see how much of a challenge blogging must have been for you.
      I will miss blogging [like crazy] and can’t really imagine being without internet for that long. Unplugging for a day or two will probably do me good but several weeks? Entirely too long.

  2. Jen @ Bagels to Broccoli says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my post! I really appreciate your support. I’m so sorry about the no internet thing – THAT STINKS. Why can’t cable companies recognize that we have important life things to do like blogging? 😉

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