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3 Things I Learned This Week

Saturday, August 11, 2012

1 - Tracking food is mandatory for me. Sometimes I may forget to track a meal, but never again will I skip a whole day.

2- Chia seeds are fun to drink. I don't have them every day, but about every other, or every third day, I'll dump a tablespoon into one of my water bottles, add a squirt of lemon or lime juice, or a packet of Crystal Light Pink Lemonade and let them swell up, then drink it over the next couple of hours.
This website has the nutritional info on them, but google has dozens of recipes using them for everything from bars, shakes, frescas to baked goods. Seems there's almost nothing that you can't put them in.
www.livestrong.com/artic
le/316834-calories-in-one-
tablespoon-of-chia-seeds/


3- Very very few websites (or cookbooks for that matter) have information for someone that has to have Low to No Sodium, Potassium AND Phosphorus in an easy-to-understand format. Most show you the potassium OR phosphorus and sodium, but not all 3. This is kinda important, dad goes in for surgery on the 28th for a fistula, the port they use for dialysis. Add in mom being diabetic with several digestion issues, both of them with high blood pressure, and both of them being unwilling to try just about *anything* new... It's just a good thing I enjoy cooking from scratch rather than boxed, bagged, takeout and frozen!

Hope everyone reading this is having a lovely weekend!
,.-~*`*~-.-(We Can Do It!)-,.-~*`*~-.
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