First of all, I’ve been having fun with my t-shirts lately.
Death to the Chicken Finger
Really interesting thoughts from National Post on the changing diets of our nation’s children and how we have turned out kitchens into made-to-order restaurants to accommodate the “bland” palates of children.
“Regardless of the processed food industry’s role, putting children on their own restricted, bland diet would never have been possible had parents not gone along with the shift. Observe what happens when you try to challenge other people’s children by feeding them something unfamiliar. It’s often the parents themselves who will push back, giving up before a battle has even begun (“She won’t eat that”). A less challenging food like grilled cheese and fries offers a path of least resistance, guaranteed to succeed — if success is narrowly defined as getting the kid to actually eat it.”
13 Ways for Women to Be MORE, Not Less
In honor of this past week’s International Women’s Day, here’s an inspiring list from Nia Shanks about the ways women can celebrate themselves instead of trying to change themselves.
” …going day after day constantly striving for “less” is exhausting, frustrating, and definitely not fun. That’s why it’s time to choose to be MORE, and stop looking for ways to be less.”
Spices. You know, those little bottles in the back of your pantry that you bought once for that ONE recipe? Turns out, these little bottles are what help take ordinary meals to extraordinary. They also boost the nutrient density those meals! So are you afraid of spicing it up? If so, visit Cook Smarts and check out the amazing Guide to Spices infographic.
Need a legit Sports Bra? One of my favorite online magazines, The Chalkboard, has 11 suggestions for you and the “ladies”.
What about some yoga pants to match your awesome new sports bra? The fantastic creators of Super Fun Yoga Pants have a shop chock full of wonderful yoga gear from a variety of brands. I also love that they use normal looking yogis as the models. It really gives you an idea of what the pants look like on a body (not stylized and photoshopped on a size 2, 5’11” model)