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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 16, 2010 4:12 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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We came from here http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/31229/

Nutrition is the one area where we can control the impact it will have on us. Please continue to discuss any Nutritional news, questions and suggestions.




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Imagestormyla
Oct 16, 2010 8:50 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Now there's a bowl full of vitamins Ronnie!! Nice photo. Thanks for the new thread!

I love the fall vegetables. I bought three lbs of beets tonight. Can't wait until tomorrow to roast them! I also got some Acorn Squash to stuff and bake.

GO PHILLIES
Imagestormyla
Oct 18, 2010 11:28 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Hart posted a thread we should all see over here.

http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/38790/
Imagestormyla
Oct 20, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Folks! Hart has yet again posted another link that we should all pay attention to.

http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/39085/
Imagesallyg
Oct 20, 2010 9:43 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
My fridge is going bad so I are eating ice cream, just to save it from melting --snicker

Read in a thread from a Magnesium article Darius did, people have used magnesium to help concentration, memory, and TMJ pain, and as a relaxant.

I bought organic pastured butter the other day and found it was moldy and past its sell by date when I opened it Glare Watch those organics and specialty products sold at stores with lower turnover of those items. Meanwhile, my stores have quit selling individual smoothies like the .Stonyfield Farms All they have are a few Activia, and maybe a Kefir quart. Glare
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Imagestormyla
Oct 20, 2010 9:46 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Sally, I have found the mouldy problem quite a bit at Whole Foods. I try to get things at Trader Jo's first, as they turn most of their inventory over daily, not to mention the fact that they are a good bit cheaper too.
Imagesallyg
Oct 20, 2010 9:55 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Yeah , I do have an independant organic market close by, which seems so sleepy I can hardly imagine how they turn over their products, and can get to a TJ in twenty minutes, its just not my usual shopping area. Whole Foods crakced me up. Its in Annapolis, there were the ex hippie and young wannabe hippies with dreadlocks, rubbing elbows with the high$$ women in pointy toed stiletto boots! A funny mix of customers.
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ImageWoodwife
Oct 20, 2010 9:56 PM CST
Name: Wendy
N. of Houston, Texas - 8b
An Old Wive's Tale
Gosh, I miss Trader Joe's. I grew up not far from the original one in Pasadena, CA. They don't have them here in TX Angry
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Imagesallyg
Oct 20, 2010 10:01 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I made a special trip for the 2$Chuck, forgetting that in MD they can't sell wine in a grocery store Big Grin
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Oct 20, 2010 10:13 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Gee Wendy, I wonder why they aren't in Texas yet. I absolutely adore Trader Jo's. Wendy, I think I would write to them and ask for one!
ImageWoodwife
Oct 20, 2010 10:22 PM CST
Name: Wendy
N. of Houston, Texas - 8b
An Old Wive's Tale
People have been asking for Trader Joe's in TX for a long time. The TJ powers that be just say they have no plans of expanding there. It's almost like they have a grudge against TX.

There is an Aldi's, I think in Dallas now. Aldi's owns TJ's so maybe they will come here eventually, I dunno.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 20, 2010 11:17 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I love love Aldi's Wendy. What great buys they have!!
Imagesheryl
Oct 21, 2010 3:57 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
It took a lot of bowing and scraping for many years to get a Trader Joe's in Nashville. I think I can pretty much forget it out here in BFE, but it there in case of emergencies....
Imagestormyla
Oct 21, 2010 8:34 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well, I certainly hope Texas can get a few soon. Folks there would love it.
hart
Jan 14, 2011 1:03 PM CST
Really good article here on the hidden sodium, sugar and fat in supposedly healthy foods. Moral of story, which isn't mentioned, is read the labels dummy and better yet, make it yourself from scratch.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39213622/ns/health-diet_and_nutr...

If you want more of the same, get you one of the Eat This, Not That books. They do a better job actually because they compare fat, sugar, sodium, etc., not just one unhealthy item at a time.
luvsgrtdanes
Jan 14, 2011 3:05 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Good link Hart thanks! I've been reading labels for about 25 or so years when I Decided after my mom dies I wanted to be healthy. I've learned so much since then and how to recognize different things.

One big thing then was all the "low fat" foods were becoming popular. Low fat doesn't always mean low calorie or healthy that's for sure. I agree, learn to read the labels especially if you don't like to make your own!

I did laugh on the first one about McDonald's and their better choice...a burger and side salad...my choice would be avoid Mickeydees and all rest rest at all cost!! Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

hart
Jan 14, 2011 3:31 PM CST
Actually, the Eat This fast food and restaurant book actually lists a small, plain hamburger as being lower in fat than many of the salads too.

I don't know about you, but there have been too many times in the past year that fast food gulped down in the car was all I had time for. But it is possible to make better choices. Burger King has a veggie burger that has 4 grams of fiber and is a bit lower in fat but is high in sodium. The Whopper Junior, which is much smaller, actually has about half the sodium and only 2 grams more fat but also half the fiber.

I don't eat cheese or any of the condiments such as ketchup, pickles, mayo, etc. and I think a fair amount of the sodium is coming from those condiments.

Most of these places now have things like apple slices and a plain salad without all the meat and dressing is going to be low in fat, sugar and sodium.

One of the good choices at McDonalds is their yogurt parfait. I used to pick those up for Mom all the time when I was trying to get her to eat and she gobbled them down.

Most of the time I cook at home from scratch, which is much healthier. I think a lot of the processed foods like frozen dinners are about on a par with eating dog food. Actually, dog food would probably have more nutrition and taste better. Joyce hates to cook and is trying to watch her sodium and has a heck of a time finding things like frozen dinners that aren't off the charts with sodium. She'd be much better off to take one day a week to make something at home, divide it up and freeze it into dinners for later. She also tends to go to McDonalds and get coffee most mornings and "Gee, I'll have one or two of those sausage biscuits too," which is extremely bad for her.

Mom was eating out a lot at places like Burger King (she loves Whopper Juniors) before she had her stroke and I can't help but think her lousy diet was a factor.
luvsgrtdanes
Jan 14, 2011 6:50 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I personally don't do any fast food burger joints at all. I won't even eat burgers at someone else's house....only my own Whistling I do pizza once in a while and I love my fries Thumbs up We do like to go out though and we tend to try places that have something at least half decent. Most of the times for me it will be fish since that I don't make it at home. How I ever owned a Pizza Shop and sold some of that crap is beyond me Rolling on the floor laughing
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagesallyg
Jan 15, 2011 8:36 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Rolling on the floor laughing You sold what people liked, and if they don't balance their diet- their problem! Rolling on the floor laughing I am amazed at how frequently some people eat out. I guess many people never learn to cook.

hart- yay for your mom and her yogurt parfaits. A shame she didn't discover them earlier. My mom wouldn't touch yogurt with ten foot spoon.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
luvsgrtdanes
Jan 15, 2011 10:21 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Sally it's amazing what people will eat day in and day out...no wonder we have such an unhealthy and overweight society. I had some of the same customers that ate the same thing day in and day out. I know it's a lot about convenience with two working parents sometimes. I was lucky enough to never get in that habit in the first place. By the time we bought the shop I was already into healthy eating so for me other than the french fries it was easy Hilarious! I do miss our pizza though, that was one food that we used fresh good ingredients.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

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