Friday, March 4, 2011


Bread - mostly in the form of sandwiches - is my main problem.
I do try to make sure that it is whole grain at least. At times, even that becomes challenging. I was buying a good organic Flaxseed bread for months before I actually took the trouble to look at the Ingredients and find, much to my surprise, that the main component was white flour...  Of course, I know that "organic" doesn't translate into whole grain but foolishly, many of us tend to associate healthier products with that term.
What saved me was the fact that I buy and make a variety of breads, so the occasional lapse is not of great consequence. In fact, variety is my motto with foods as I believe that is probably the best insurance to reduce allergies, to acquire most necessary nutrients and to avoid problems (weight gain/loss) with nutrition.

Bread becomes a problem when I get overly busy. I tend to reach for a sandwich for  quick energy.
Yesterday was such a day. As I was cleaning out kitchen shelves and drawers I had no time (or space) to prepare something more substantial so sandwiches became my meals.
Knowing this, and planning for days like this can help change my habit - hopefully:)


  1. Nice format and interesting posts. Thank you for getting us thinking along these lines. Regarding flour/grains, you might want to take a peek at the end of this clip to see what Dr. Andrew Weil says about them:

  2. Thank you for stopping by, angelica:) and thanks for the link.
    Dr. Weil is great and I added his site to my list of links.

    Hempseed is not a regular in my kitchen and I need to consider cracked grains, too.

  3. Hi Kathy! Thank you so much for this! I am trying to nurture a love for learning with regards to nutrition. I'm looking forward to following your journey and learning along with you ~ NewStart

  4. Hi NewStart!
    Thanks for dropping in, and for your kind comments.