Going Out This Weekend?

http://m.pitch.com/kansascity/food/BestOf?oid=4951523

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The weekend is finally here!  For some of you that means lots to do and not enough time.  For others, so much to eat…!  I fall into the latter category.

During the week I try to stay conservative and “healthy”.  I watch my calorie intake, eat my vegetables, and try to stay away from sweets.  But when Friday comes, it’s ON!  My weekends, especially non-tailgating Saturdays, are all about what awesome restaurant I can go to in KC.  My list is always longer than there are meals to eat, but that’s what makes it exciting! 

We have some of the best chefs in the country right here in our own backyard producing some of the most brilliant food anywhere.  I admit my number one reason for going is because…well…..I like food and I love to eat.  But its also a way for me to get inspired.  Autumn is in full effect and that means most independent restaurants in town will have changed their menus to match. Try someplace new this weekend.  Or better yet, click on the link above for the Pitch’s Best Of list and hit up the city’s favorites.  After all, we do have a lot to celebrate….Go Royals! 

I can’t wait to get started! 

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

The Benefits Of Eating Oatmeal Every Morning? | LIVESTRONG.COM

http://www.livestrong.com/article/494189-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-oatmeal-every-morning/#page=1

What’s in your breakfast?  Does it have protein, whole grains, fiber, antioxidants?  Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.  Don’t skip out.  Start your day off with a delicious and nutritious choice.  And have fun with it by mixing in…well…..whatever you want! 

Check out this baked oatmeal with blueberries, pecans, and zucchini.  Yes you read that right!  Zucchini is a great vegetable to add to your oatmeal.  Its loaded with vitamins and fiber and it doesn’t have a lot of flavor on it’s own.  So it won’t compete with the blueberries and honey! 

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Click on the link at the top for a great article on the benefits of eating oatmeal every day! 

Friend That Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. Learn more at http://www.friendthatcooks.com.

Link between vitamin D, dementia risk confirmed — ScienceDaily

How’s your milk and cheese intake? With recent studies de-linking animal fat intake with heart disease and obesity, and a new study once again linking vitamin D deficiency with dementia and Alzheimer’s, it may be time to give dairy a second look.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140806161659.htm

Study links drinking fattier milk to lower weight

Are you wasting your time drinking low fat milk?

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Fat Free Milk

Like a similar study released last year on kids, a new study found that low fat milk is associated with higher body fat compared with whole milk in adult males. Last year’s study caused the American Academy of Pediatrics to change the recommendations for giving children low fat milk to giving them whole milk. Whole milk also contains significantly more nutrients than low fat milk.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/02/16/newser-whole-milk-research-skinny-people/5531321/

Fitness: Exercise addiction – Fitness – reports & trends from Maria Howard – TimesDispatch.com

Thats right, “exercise addiction”. Here you go…

http://m.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/columnists-blogs/maria-howard/fitness-exercise-addiction/article_6d012086-164e-5776-b033-ab32650ed1a0.html?mode=jqm

U.S. News enlists experts to rank 32 diets of 2014 – KansasCity.com

Interesting information on health experts opinion on which diets are better for you…
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/01/08/4736501/us-news-ranks-best-worst-diets.html?storylink=fb

Dietitian’s consumer food trends (not recommendations) for 2014 | FoodNavigator

FoodNavigator: Dietitians say anti-wheat, pro-nutrition info sentiments will top 2014 trends
http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Markets/Dietitians-say-anti-wheat-pro-nutrition-info-sentiments-will-top-2014-trends