Another blog that I like and I get delivered to my email is "mariashealth.blogspot.com". Maria is a registered dietitician and her blog has great info and recipes. If one of you turned me onto this blog, thank you. I have so many that I try to read, and I forget who gave me the tip. Here is a post from todays blog. I found this fascinating, as we often don't realize that things like taco seasoning and other packaged seasonings can have ingredients that may be harmful to us.
The post below is copied from www.mariahealth.blogspot.com
Here is another pantry item to throw out! To find how to properly stock a pantry, check out my Pantry List in SECRETS TO A HEALTHY METABOLISM.
Do you still have pre-packaged Taco Seasoning in your pantry? If you do, check this out!
Ingredients: Yellow Corn Flour, Salt, Maltodextrin, Paprika, Spices, Modified Corn Starch, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color (sulfites).
There are a few issues with using prepackaged spice mixes. First off, caramel coloring is a food dye that is in the process of being banned by the FDA due to it's links to causing cancer. Another issue is the maltodexterin...the danger is that maltodextrin is very high on the glycemic index: 105. This is 5 points higher than glucose which is 100. And, it is almost double that of sugar which is around 59. AND ingredients are listed in the order of prevalence...they don't even list a spice until the 4th ingredient! I'll stick to making a triple batch of my own mix and keeping it in my pantry!
She goes on to list a great recipe. So check it out.
Another blog that I enjoy for the dose of spirituality that I so crave, is called Finding Your Soul, by David Anderson. David is a minister and his blog is www.findingyoursoul.com. I find his posts spiritually enlightening and very thought provoking. He is the husband of chef Pam Anderson, and the father of Maggy and Sharon. They have a cooking blog called www.threemanycooks.com. This is not a low carb or sugar blog, but many of the recipes I found do fit into our way of eating.
Yesterday, I forgot to say, that on weigh in Wednesday I stayed the same in the weight. I did come up a bit from that big 7 pound loss. I knew that was a freak thing due to not eating and probably dehydration. But I'm still trending down. It is going to be tough however, because there are a ton of bad things at my brothers house. The neighbors and friends are sending cakes, cookies, scones, and snack baskets to name a few things. It's hard to resist and there was an incident with a snickers bar that I'd rather not talk about. Of course this was in my own home ( left by my son) so there is no excuse. I was weak, tired, hungry and still so very sad. I fed my emotions, and I knew it while I was doing it. It felt great going down, and I felt terrible the rest of the nigh,t and even this morning. Lesson learned. I know better, I will do better. End of story. It's a new fresh day ahead of me.
And one last thing. If any of you are having any trouble posting on the blogs let me know if you figured it out. Sherri emailed me that she can't leave any comments on my blog, and the page goes blank when she tried. That has been happening to me on some of the blogs too. For instance I was able to post on Kay's blog this morning, no problem. However, on Rosalie's page, when I tried to click on her blog, the page went blank. I had to go to the dashboard, and then click on her blog name, and then it opened up to the current post and only then could read and comment. I tried to google this and get an answer to the problem, but came up with nothing. And if any of you know how to leave a comment when you use google reader, I would greatly appreciate it. I just can't figure it out. I l love having the posts in one spot and Amber did mention that you could comment on reader, but I can't seem to do it.
Hope you all have a great day. As always I am sending you all the biggest of hugs!
Thought for the day: Take on one change at a time, and go slowly. Implement each change consistently so that it becomes a habit. - Jake O'Callaghan