Happy What I Ate Wednesday! And! Happy Registered Dietitian Day to my fellow RDs! Woot woot!!!
I am so delighted to be living a life filled with extra doses of sunshine :) Leaving work with hours of daylight ahead of me really makes me super duper happy! Its the little things, right? I can’t wait for the rays to be strong enough to get my sunshine vitamin D fix!
You know else makes me super, duper happy? Pastured egg yolks! Dripping with vitamins A & D, loaded with choline… when paired with broccoli (my fave yolk soaker-upper) for vitamin k…this breakfast combo is the perfect synergistic trifecta for vitamin D absorption and utilization. Okay, but forget vitamin balance, its also DELICIOUS. Broccoli dripping in yolk? NOM.
In case you’re interested in a little tangent… do you know what is my biggest PETPEEVE EVER?! When egg cartons advertise that their eggs are produced from hens given “VEGETARIAN ONLY FEEDS!” Argh! Chickens are supposed to eat bugs & grub, not GMO poisoned corn & soy! I love vegetarians, but not vegetarian chickens!! (If you love learning little interesting facts such as that, you should totally follow me on Facebook!)
Anyway, after a divine breakfast, ya need a divine lunch to compete.
In the spirit of vitamin D rich days (well, they’re on their way!) and vitamin D rich breakfasts… let’s move onto my vitamin D rich lunch paired with my vitamin D rich book :) Ah! Which do I talk about first?! Its hard to choose!
Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe is an incredibly funny (nay, hilarious) book about how food myths and lies came to corrupt and permeate our food industry, the media and our government recommendations. Her writing is incredibly fluous, fun and you barely know you’re learning (but you’re learning SO MUCH!). I kinda feel like I’ve got a really good grasp on most of this stuff, so I was shocked at how many little facts I learned from the lovely Liz Wolfe. I highly recommend! And, no, I’m not Paleo, and I still love Liz’s real food approach to nutrition (plus, its a funny book, who doesn’t love to laugh?).
Anywho, competing with the loveliness of Eat the Yolks was the deliciousness of 3D Vitality’s creamy green salmon salad!! I used canned, wild Alaskan salmon with ze bones for extra vitamin D goodness. Paired with fresh sprouts, this lunch was light and very springy. AND Its quick, FILLING & inexpensive to make. I have too many great things to say about this recipe to be honest. :)
After a darlin’ run in the last cool days of winter, I enjoyed a small sweet potato topped with almond butter, cinnamon, and unsweetened coconut. Sweet potatoes are SO awesome because they contain the exact nutrients needed to convert glucose into energy, so you deposit the same nutrients into your body’s “bank” that you withdraw to turn that sweet potato into useable energy. How freakin’ cool is that?! (Almost as cool as the fact that SPRING IS NEAR!)
So… if you can’t tell, I’m totally obsessed with salmon lately. For dinner that night, I heated up some leftover homemade salmon burgers. For a side, I stirfried some pre-shredded carrots with peanut butter, lime juice, honey, garlic and soy sauce for a knock-off peanut sauce. The carrot noodles were okayyy, but the burgers were dynamite! :)
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