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Home made General Taos Chicken. At least it’s healthier than fast food variety.

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Lunch time: turkey with honey mustard, tomato, lettuce, and havarti cheese and some dill pickle rice cakes.

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Their nap time, my breakfast time.
1 egg scrambled, 1 piece peameal bacon, a slice of toast and half a grapefruit, with my second cup of tea.

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Anyone who’s ever followed me knows, I’m not a big fan of any type of eating style which restricts unnecessarily or makes my life in any way more difficult, but I’ve been considering going gluten free. I’ve had chronic migraines for nearly a decade now (which is saying something when you’re only 21), I get random skin rashes which seem to appear without provocation, and I’ve noticed that sometimes when I accidentally skip grains for a day or two (this actually is a problem and does happen when I’m busy and on the go) sometimes I actually feel better…

So, my gluten free friends (I know there’s more than a few of you) what do you think? Is it worth the hassle? What do you recommend and are there any ‘sneaky’ foods I should stay away from?

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Why Canada€™s Food Guide needs a dose of up-to-date reality

An awesome article on why Canada’s Food Guide just isn’t practical anymore. A simple example? It assumes that a ‘serving’ of grains, like a piece of bread is only 65 calories, yet nearly every supermarket brand comes close to doubling that caloric count. As someone who as a teenager tried to use this resource to get healthy and lose weight, I’m now a lot less surprised that it didn’t work out for me. 

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Leftover homemade chilli and bread for dipping.

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I can’t wait until my boyfriend goes back to work and I can start eating breakfasts like these on the regular, I think this is the first day in months that my eggs haven’t been 1/3 bacon grease.

Half a grapefruit, 12 grain toast, and 2 eggs scrambled. A nice boost of protein, sugar and some complex carbs to lock it all in.

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Some of the healthy stuff I’ve been eating recently, and my hair cut transformation.

I’ve been eating fairly well, I just haven’t had time to post!

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Starting the #100happydays challenge. Check out the website (www.100happydays.com); little cheesy, but a great idea!
So what makes me happy? Giant cups of tea (and two chances to win haha). 

Starting the #100happydays challenge. Check out the website (www.100happydays.com); little cheesy, but a great idea!

So what makes me happy? Giant cups of tea (and two chances to win haha). 

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Haven’t been around much lately, life’s getting away from me a bit. 

Between being sick, getting hired onto a third World Vision campaign (which starts the day the one I’m currently working ends), trying to plow through my plethora of school work, sorting out all the details for moving at the end of March, and attempting to spend time with the people who are important to me, I’m drowning a bit. 

I’ve still been eating fairly healthy, with the exception of the last few days because my appetite has been zilch with what I’m expecting I’ll find out is pneumonia when I see the doctor later this week. I bailed on Zumba yesterday and today since I can’t really do the labored breathing required by good exercise. Hopefully I’ll be back at it soon enough.

Hope everyone else is keeping their head above the water.

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Tried this pretty cool recipe yesterday. I didn’t do it as a vegan meal obviously as I added shrimp to mine and chicken for the boyfriend. If you follow the recipe it makes a ton, so I’ve frozen about 6 portions of it. It was super flavorful though and I really enjoyed the different textures. 

I did have a slight mishap with the jalapeno peppers and I completely recommend using gloves or washing your hands with oil and sugar after to make sure you get the acids from the peppers off. I was doing a few things while making this recipe, got a little distracted, didn’t wash my hands and then touched my face. It was more than a little uncomfortable. If you do happen to not use gloves and your hands or anywhere else starts burning, try milk or any dairy product, it really helped for me.

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Left lunch a little late so I’m enjoying a pre-lunch snack while it cooks.
Triscuits with a little cream cheese and habanero apricot jelly. 6 of them for about 250 calories.