portion distortion: Hot dogs

Welcome back! Last week was a kind of weird week and I am hoping to be way more productive this week. If you read here often, you know I focus a lot on healthier eating habits. Hot dogs are one of the top ten food items in America. We love our hot dogs! I am […]

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low carb leftover turkey lunch, my 33 dollar groceries and toys for tots!

Happy Saturday! Today, was grocery shopping day for next week. If you were here last week then you know I spent over my 50 dollar food budget and was subtracting it from this week. That left 33 dollars for this week. We really don’t need much as we have so much leftover turkey and sides […]

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portion distortion: Ice Cream!

Happy Monday! Welcome back to a new Portion Distortion topic. This time it is ice cream. Portion Distortion topics are part of my Mindful Eating topics to raise awareness of the foods we eat. Everybody loves ice cream. Well, unless you are lactose intolerant then you might not love ice cream. Ice cream is not […]

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Burger Fervor

OK, fervor may not be the correct word in this context, but it sounds cool, lol. August 27th is National Burger Day! Hamburgers are a huge part of the American food culture. But, apparently it is a global food item. The video below will show a quick and unique history of the Hamburger. If you […]

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Foodie Friday: Superbowl Meatballs

In case you haven’t heard there is a big football game this Sunday.  I have to work and it figures because it is a really good game this year.  If you have Diabetes, CKD or any chronic illness, then you know how hard going to parties can be.  If you are having a party or […]

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Foodie Friday: Turkey Stuffing That Is Kidney-Friendly

Boxed stuffing is so easy, and fast.  But, if you have CKD, Diabetes, food allergies or intolerances learning to make an easy Turkey Stuffing is super important.  Boxed foods are full of sodium, phosphorus, and other preservatives, making it a not so healthy food choice.  I combined some recipes I found to come up with […]

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Herbs on Tuesday: Turmeric for CKD and Other Inflammatory Disorder

I thought it was time to start sharing my newly learned knowledge of Herbs and Essential Oils.  Essential Oils are way more potent than Herbs, and great care should be used when using them.  There are not a lot of viable studies as to the long term effects of Herbs on the body.  Curcumin and […]

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Mindful Monday: Mindful Eating

If the definition of Mindfulness is focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, then Mindful Eating is focusing one’s awareness on what one is eating in the present moment.  That is a basic definition.  There is a lot to Mindful Eating.  But, it starts with accepting and loving yourself first.  Then as one works through […]

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Foodie Friday: Chocolate Cupcake Day CKD and Diabetes Variations

Before I dive into the cupcakes, a quick update.  Tomorrow, I will be sharing how you can buy Health Buddy Melissa gift cards for loved ones for Christmas, and a cool freebie for five lucky people.  So, be sure and check back tomorrow. Now for the cupcakes.  October 18th is Chocolate Cupcake Day.  If you […]

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