Disclaimer: Remember that the Em is not your doctor or health advisor; you don’t need to eat or recover exactly like me. We’re all so different!
Fat is one of my favorite nutrients. Once I started eating more of it, it aided recovery in crushing my fear of foods that had fat in them. I know that we definitely all need a balance of different nutrients, but I’m not here to tell you how much you should or shouldn’t eat of each kind (because that’s not my job.) However, I’m here to share my own love for fat and why it has made such a difference to embrace fat and whole fat foods in recovery.
I thought I would touch on this for WIAW, because it’s so relevant to the way I eat now.
Now, if the only thing in the fridge is low fat yogurt, I’m not going to say, ‘No!’ Yet, if I go shopping I usually gravitate towards the whole fat dairy, the full fat (not low fat) snacks, and I definitely don’t like shying away from nut butter.
Some of my favorite ways to eat all DA fat is with carbs. Bananas and bread are always aided by a blob of nut butter on top, right? 🙂
It’s absolutely amazing to me how God designed our bodies to need a mixture of all different kinds of foods so we can just function. It’s also wonderful how different foods are aided by each other to create amazing flavor combos. It reminds me every day why I’m so dependent on God for every need, including food (because He created it all, and I just get to eat it!)
Favorite Way To Eat My Fats #1: Bananas and Any Sort of Nut Butter. Lately I discovered Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Butter at Safeway. It’s not as runny as my favorite almond butters, but it’s rather, thicker, like CHOCOLATE frosting. And a big scoop of that + a banana was a really satisfying snack on Sunday.
Favorite Way To Eat Fats #2: Bars. I think this is why I love Perfect Bars so much; they don’t skimp on fat, and that seems to be why they’re so satisfying to me.
Favorite Way To Eat Fats #3: Granola. I love granola that’s studded with nuts, seeds, coconut oil, or olive oil; it’s just so yummy and crunchy, and a nice handful of it doesn’t actually make me want more (like some cereals. Of course I like pretty much all cereal, but if I’m looking for a satisfying one it would be granola.)
Some of my favorite granola/cereals that really pack that fat in are:
and of course
Laura’s Peanut Butter Granola – This one doesn’t have oil but it does have PEANUT butter which technically does have oil, just not olive or coconut oil. 🙂
Favorite Way To Eat Fats #4:
Baked Goods that don’t skimp on nut butters, butter, oil, or any other fat. I love Kat’s blog for yummy goodies with all da fats, Lindsay’s blog cause she makes such good baked goods with different kinds of fats and carbs and proteins, Bethany and Rachel’s Blog (cause they use so much nut butter in their baked goodies, and those girls are just so sweet!) and Laura’s blog for just normal recipes (she doesn’t focus on low fat or ‘diet’ words in her recipes.
Last but not least can we just say, ‘Thank you to Siggi’s Dairy and others for continuing to make full fat dairy products!’
Full fat dairy is so nice and easy on my digestive system, and I’ve really been digging it lately for early morning breakfast bowls, snack bowls, or late night snacks. 🙂
Now it is WIAW, and I should not let you go without giving you an overview of the latest eats and treats on a Tuesday here.
Yesterday I started it with a bagel before a walk with the dogs.
Breakfast: Half of a Safeway Blueberry Bagel with Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and some new delicious jam from Safeway.
Lunch: A delicious combo of cottage cheese, fruit salad, MORE hazelnut butter, coconut and jam. he st was fun branching out from the regular ‘Smucker’s’ brand at the store and finding a jam made in France; it’s actually REALLY GOOD. 😀
Super Weird and Delicious Snack: The rest of a yogurt container with a cookie.
About this snack: I love Noosa Yogurt (because they’re a Colorado brand and they’re delicious), and they have the coolest, most unique flavors I’ve ever discovered. They even branched out to create a ‘Blackberry Serrano’ flavor; but … it’s not my favorite (because I don’t really like hot peppers in my yogurt.)
However I did get to try Lindsay’s new cookie recipe, and the sweetness of the cookies definitely offset the spiciness of the pepper.
COMFORT FOOD!!! – Doesn’t spaghetti just scream child hood? 🙂 Of course I think almost every adult likes spaghetti so we’ll call it a … life long favorite.
And Dessert + night snack were good, but I didn’t take pictures of them, so I’ll end this post here.
Isaiah 1:18-19, ‘Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:’
Questions for you:
What is your favorite way to eat fat?
Do you crave fats ever?
Which kind of ‘carb’ do you usually crave to go with a fat?
Do you ever tend to be afraid of a certain nutrient?
Do you have foods that have aided in your recovery (aka: aided you in viewing them as GOOD foods instead of scary foods)?