Posts Tagged: Davidson’s Safest Choice®
I absolutely love this time of year. Except the whole it being dark outside both when I wake up and when I get home from work. That's lame. But...the Christmas songs on the radio. The peppermint-flavored everything. Decorating the house. Oh, and cookies 24/7. All day, every day. My goal in December is to eat so many cookies that come January 1st, all I crave are vegetables. Okay, well that's not the actual goal. It just kind of always ends up that way because I'm cookie-obsessed. #thisiswhyimfat Christmas this year is extra special because it's the first with our little Olivia. You better believe I'll be spoiling the heck out of her every Christmas. I've been busy shopping up a storm for her. That's right ladies, I do all the Christmas shopping in our Read More >
If you are one of the 30 million Americans who skip breakfast you may be putting yourself at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Eating the most important meal of the day may be one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from developing a disease that is expected to affect nearly 40% of Americans during their lifetimes. Several studies suggest that a daily breakfast can significantly decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes and improve overall blood sugar control for individuals with the disease. Skipping breakfast leads to higher blood sugar One study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed more than 29,000 men to examine patterns between eating habits and type 2 diabetes. Over the 16-year study, Read More >
I have to admit. I'm not a huge breakfast person. Never have been and probably never will. Usually it's just a grab something on the go, just to tide me over until I can get to the much preferred lunch and dinner (and then of course my favorite course: dessert). But once in a while, I get motivated to actually make something epic for breakfast. Let's see if this scenario happens to anyone else. You're excited to get your breakfast on, only to go into the fridge and find like just a few eggs left? Ugh. The worst. My breakfast hopes and dreams... crushed. Have no fear. A legit breakfast can still be salvaged with this solution. Southwest Omelette Breakfast Wontons. Those few eggs can go Read More >
When it comes to eating healthy, these days it can be tough to keep your head above water. The sea of diet terms, trends—and even “facts”—changes every day. Grain-free? Gluten-free? The Paleo Movement? If you’re curious about whether these options are right for you, I’m going to break down the Paleo Movement into easy-to-digest information. You see, the grocery stores you and I walk through every week are very different from our grandparents’ grocery stores. Foods laden with refined sugar clog the aisles and package labels tout extraordinary health claims at every turn. Even health-conscious shoppers think they’re doing the right thing by filling their carts with instant oats, whole grain breads, and non-fat yogurts…but are they? Well, not according to the Paleo lifestyle. Back Read More >
March is National Nutrition Month, the American Dietetic Association's campaign focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits. To show support for this great initiative Safest Choice™ is embracing the theme for 2011, "Eat Right With Color," by showing some wonderful ways eggs can be used as the blank canvas to add colors to. From casseroles to pizzas eggs are part of many delicious and healthy recipes. There are a lot of reasons to incorporate eggs into your meals. Recent news that eggs are lower in cholesterol has many people realizing that they can be part of a healthy diet. Eggs have a biological protein value of 100 and are the standard by which all other protein sources Read More >
Two pounds down. Pants no longer hurt. I am having an egg whipped into orange juice every morning. This wasn’t part of the plan (I figured I would cook the eggs or make a protein shake) but it is so easy and the taste doesn’t even require getting used to. My go-to meals Safest Choice eggs don't have any off flavors because the pasteurization process destroys spoilage bacteria. Please try it. As long as you whip the egg good with a fork you won’t have the dreaded oyster effect. Of course, it has to be a pasteurized egg. I'm now bored with salads, but have discovered a lunch alternative: soups in those aseptic cartons, my current favorite's are from Pacific Natural Foods. The carton contains Read More >
Stayed with the program okay for a hangover day. I had brined a brisket and made pastrami. It was delicious. Not quite as good as Katz's in NYC but it was only my second try. What I lack in expertise can be made up for in portion, so I took two pieces of rye bread and sauerkraut (delicious and legal) and made a reuben that was bigger than a cat. The rye bread was one transgression; I also drank two beers - father's little helper - to get me past the night before. I rode the stationary bike for a half hour at a speed slightly higher than reverse. You have to start somewhere.
New Year’s Eve and I hosted a party for about 20 people. I love to taste as I cook and because I was making a lot of tasty things, I knew I needed some help. First thing in the morning, I took a Safest Choice egg and whipped it with a fork into some kefir. I was in the kitchen cooking all morning but didn’t feel hungry and didn’t snack. Early afternoon I was so busy I just had another pasteurized egg mini shake. And I never snacked. I had a single, regular human size portion of most of what I cooked (Food porn section: Top sirloin in a mushroom reduction, garlic feta mashed potatoes, artichoke and sun dried tomato salad, tortelloni quick fried in Read More >
I forgot to mention that I will be posting my weight on a weekly basis. Monitoring your weight daily leads to an unseemly metabolic fixation, if you know what I mean. Exactly one day into the program, I backslid a little. A few of us from work went out for a sort of New Year’s Eve Eve Event, since we were off the next day. I limited it to two Guinness stouts, which I justify by Guinness being lower in carbs than other beers. And an Irish car bomb which I cannot justify, rationalize, defend nor explain. Nick’s idea. Bad Nick. Otherwise, stayed on the program: in the morning whipped a raw egg into kefir (sort of a white trash protein shake) in the morning, hard boiled Read More >
There is nothing like homemade ice cream, so even though it is freezing in the Chicagoland area, Safest Choice™ celebrated Strawberry Ice Cream Day by trying this Strawberry Ice Cream like Ben and Jerry's recipe found on Food.com. Since most homemade ice cream recipes call for eggs, and many of those don't cook the eggs, it's a good idea to use Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs. I followed the recipe exactly, even using a Donvier ice cream maker. If you have the time I recommend letting the strawberries sit longer than an hour so you have more strawberry syurp. If you do so, the amount of milk added may need to be reduced. Enjoy your own bowl of strawberry ice cream today too!