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Catching Up

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Good morning, Sparkpeople!

I have been getting on my treadmill for a mile each morning and a mile in the afternoon. My back still hurts but I can do short slow stints. Today we went into town and did 3.5 slow miles on our city trail.

I am still cooking a lot of new Whole30/Paleo recipes and enjoying them immensely. I am learning so much! I haven't bought full-fat mayo in 30 years, yet I discovered I am WAY more satisfied with 1 tbl. of my homemade mayonnaise than I ever was with 3 tablespoons of the low calorie "fake" stuff.

Last night I made tuna cakes with mashed sweet potato as the binder rather than bread crumbs. What a nutritional boost! The flecks of sweet potato looked like cheese so TC loved them, said they were very flavorful, and never knew he was eating freshly mashed sweet potato. I'm going to try that recipe again but substitute canned pumpkin to see if that's just as good.

So that's it from here! Enjoy the summer produce, and keep cool! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BUNERGIRL 8/26/2014 7:48AM

    Now I'm craving sweet potato! Guess that will be on my dinner menu... Thanks!

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NANCY- 8/24/2014 12:27PM

    Sounds great!

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AJDOVER1 8/24/2014 10:38AM

    We are what we eat -- let's be REAL!

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GABY1948 8/24/2014 8:23AM

    This is a GREAT idea! I just joined the Beck team and am just starting it so glad to learn such tips! emoticon


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SUGAR0814 8/23/2014 10:49PM

    Glad you're taking it slow with the treadmill! I've never heard of using sweet potato to bind tuna cakes. I'll have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 8/23/2014 10:10PM

    So glad you are getting better.

Great job on the city trail. I like hearing about the foods you are trying!

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ID_VANDAL 8/23/2014 5:46PM

    I guess I missed your back being hurt - take care and be sure you don't over do it!!

I like that idea of a sweet potato as a binder. I'll have to remember that the next time I need bread crumbs.



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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/23/2014 4:14PM

    Glad you're on the mend!

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50YEARSAWIFE 8/23/2014 1:35PM

    The tuna with sweet potatoes sounds yummy. I might have to give it a try.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/23/2014 1:00PM

    I'm happy that you're on the mend. I love sweet potatoes. The more uses I find for them, all the better.

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MNABOY 8/23/2014 12:57PM

    Thanks for the recipe hints

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/23/2014 12:24PM

    Take care withe those miles and allow for healing. Playing with the food sounds fun.

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TIFFFIT 8/23/2014 12:19PM

    Great job!

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