04 May 2010

Hug a Fat

Okay, I'll explain the title in a bit...

But first I want to say how happy I am that many of you are stepping up to the plate 
and admitting you'll try parting with gluten for a week! Those who are honest about 
only being able to manage a couple days, no problem... even one day counts! I am thinking of starting it at the end of May... that will give everyone enough 
time to pick up some extras from the store and map out an escape route a plan

I would post recipe ideas, meal plans, food substitutions, etc. Also, no worries 
about cost, I promise it will be budget-friendly... no expensive gluten-free products
 necessary :) I will let everyone know in a few days the official details 
before we start the countdown; I'm really just looking for a head
count right now and then I can post a 'sign up' sheet. It will be fun!

Started off my morning with a Banana before
 munching on a marvelous Gluten Free Vegan Muffin

Green Cuisine's Brown Rice Apple Berry Walnut Muffin!
 Super moist and suprisingly extra-tasty for some reason :)

For lunch I pulled out this Broccoli beast and summoned him to the Stir-Fry pan!

So many great things in here; Chicken, Broccoli, Swiss
 Chard, Red onion, Seasonings and Mustard of course 

Later on I grabbed some Olympic Bumbleberry Soyogurt

 And a red delicious that was uhhhhhh delicious!

Picked up a quick Brown Rice and Veggie Sushi for Dinner. Well sans
the Soy Sauce... but I love Wasabi and Ginger. Such a Sasabi freak I am :)

 Now to explain why my post is called 'Hug a Fat' ...

Okay well a lot of you have probably seen Chocolate Covered Katie's 
post on the importance of fats in our diet. To celebrate such a nutrient, 
she's asking everyone to grab their favorite 'fat' and take a picture!


Two photos in fact (sorry, couldn't choose!)

I love you Raw Hemp Nut Butter

At the end of the month, Katie will feature the photos on her
blog so everyone can see who's fat is the phattest! haha; well 
its not actually a contest, I just wanted to make you laugh :)

Question: What's your favorite fat?


Anonymous said... [reply]

I thought you were in my reader but you weren't!! :-( Don't worry I changed that!

Those pics with the hemp butter are too cute. My favorite fat is my parents plump dog ;-) haha.

Actually I love nuts to any kind of nut butter....that got inappropriate eek!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Ahh Kelsey! I am SO dying for one of those vegan muffins. They look incredible! Too bad we don't have a Green Cuisine here, darnit. :(

My favorite fat is probably Coconut Butter/Cream; either that or peanut butter. It's hard to choose. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Favorite fat? Ahhh why do you pose such difficult questions! There are so many good ones.

I'm going to say almond butter because it tends to be what I crave the most. But I love avocado, coconut butter, and sunflower seed butter as well.

Chocolate Katie said... [reply]

Oh my gosh, girl, you're so fast! And so awesome!! And so cute :). I might just have to post BOTH! Two times your pretty face is better than one, right?

Danielle (Coffee Run) said... [reply]

haha you didn't even have to explain the post title...I read it & was like yessss!

A GF challenge sounds awesome! I would do it if it started after my finals :)

My favorite fat = coconut (& nut butter)!

Anonymous said... [reply]

i'll be gf for a week! ;) heh heh... ok i'm cheating since i'm already gf lol.
mmmmy god your muffin looks so amazing. i miss muffins--GOOD muffins, not super crumbly and gross gf texture lol--so much! green cuisine?? where is that? you always post food from there!
thanks for your super sweet comment on my last post. i'm trying not to let ED rule the roost! i might be going out for dinner this weekend so we'll see what i end up eating ;)
xo thanks love!

Anonymous said... [reply]

p.s. favourite fat? umm probalby hands down peanut butter. although almond butter is a close second. so are avocadoes... mmm :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Can't choose just one. Going with: cashew butter, sunflower butter, avocado. Yum yum.

Anonymous said... [reply]

ok next time im in vic, i am definitely going to check out green cuisine!
and yes, i do intend on leaving ED at home if i go out ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

You are TOO CUTE! I need to post a photo with one of my favorite fat's but wow, it will be hard to choose. I love almond butter, coconut oil, avocado...ah!

Megan D said... [reply]

I would try gluten free for a day! My fave fat is almond butter OR avocado. I can't choose!

Lauren said... [reply]

You are so gorgeous! Love those pictures.
My favourite fat is coconut butter or coconut oil, probably. But I also love so many others, so it makes me sad to have to choose. But seriously, I can't enough of coconut in any form. I do love hemp too- not the protein powder so much, but the seeds. Never tried the butter.
Also, thanks for the tips on making my blog prettier. One day when I actually have time to do something more than a post (and continue commenting on all my favourite bloggies) I will slave over it and make some improvements. Or maybe I'll just hire you to do it for me? I kid i kid...xoxo <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

Hey gorgeous!! Am loving the fat-hugging. That jar of hemp seed butter's almost as photogenic as you are! Almost. Hehe. My favourite fat definitely comes in the form of nut butter lovin'.

Peanut butter makes me go weak at the knees. Almond butter gets me high. I started Pecan nut butter, thought I didn't like it but now, I think I'll miss it too much once the tiddly bit I have left goes into my tummy. Lol.

I love avocados too - sprinkle of salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon and it's pure yum! They're expensive here though so we don't have them at home too often.

Hope your day's as beautiful as you are!

Much love,
Nat xoxo

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

I've never tried hemp butter! I'm sure a trip to the whole foods nut butter section is in order- it's just a matter of getting the nerve to go and not go crazy in the aisles!!!!

My favorite fat is either almond butter or avocado... both a regular staple in my diet!

Lauren @ Health on the Run said... [reply]

Does ice cream count?? ;)

My favorite healthy fat is definitely nut butter....any type really. I currently have three different kinds (open) in the pantry right now.

Molly said... [reply]

oh this gluten free really has me intrigued... my aunts mom is gf and always brings the best dishes with her at big holiday get togethers. sometimes i think the gf version is better than the standard.

Anonymous said... [reply]

hemp butter...very interesting. Can you explain what it tastes like?

Also I love your earings in the pic!

lynn @ the actors diet said... [reply]

aw girl, you're gorgeous! love the earrings.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Cute photos! Nut butters are my favourite healthy fats.

Tara said... [reply]

I will participate in the gluten free week long challenge!! that apple looked super delicious! ;) hahaha I <3 lammee puns!
My favorite fat has to be almonds! <3

Michal said... [reply]

Wee you look so gorgeous in your pictures :) I would love to try hemp seed butter with all of its green-ness. I love my hemp protein powder so i bet that would be yummy too!

maya said... [reply]

That vegan muffin looks so yummi! and the sushi too, makes me want sushi!! ;)
Love the hug a fat idea from Katie! the name is funnier than hug a carb ;P lol.. but it is such a great idea, to just be aware that health fats are great for our bodies! You are too cute with your hemp butter!!! :)

my favorite fat is almonds (almond butter or raw plain ol' almonds! and cashew butter, i cant choose ;) but almonds are so good, i eat so much almonds! ;)


Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

I'm a wasabi freak too!! I can't get enough. I also love the GINGER. Yum.

I have never tried hemp butter, but I've heard it's pretty good (although others tell me they hate it). My favorite fat is my Smart Balance peanut butter!! I can't get enough of that stuff, it's crazy addicting.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said... [reply]

I totally agree on adding in healthy fats into our diets. Mine would be nut butters. Those muffins look so good btw. I'm not normally one to even take a second look at muffins.

whatkateate said... [reply]

My fave fat is probably avocadoes! But I really do love me some peanut butter.

brandi said... [reply]

I can't just pick one fat! I love avocados, olives, olive oil, nut butter, salmon, nuts...too many.

Ameena said... [reply]

How pretty are you Kelsey? Seriously, you just have the most gorgeous skin.

My favorite fat would have to be butter which I recently reintroduced in my life.

PS - Pakoras aren't the same as kabobs...the pakoras have a batter and are deep fried. They taste heavenly!!

Ann @ Appalachian Appetites said... [reply]

Count me in...I can try it for a least a couple of days :)

alex said... [reply]

those are gorgeous pictures of you!!!

my favorite fat is my little pug :) Well, besides that I really love White Chocolate Wonderful - PB & company - is that the name?

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

ha you took a bite out of your banana before snapping a picture, too!

Almond butter is definitely my fat of choice!

Krista said... [reply]

To be quite honest, fat scares me! I'm really trying to overcome that and recently started enjoying coconut butter. And I've always loved almond butter....

Can't wait for the gluten free posts to start up. I've really be thinking about giving this a go for the whole week. I have a feeling my IBS ridden belly will like it...

Anonymous said... [reply]

I'd LIKE to try the GF week... but that would so not happen.

Honestly, I'm not much of a fan of fats... but I guess I'd say almond or peanut butter!

<3 <3

B said... [reply]

Peanut Butter!! Mmm your sushi looks SO good, I haven't had some in what feels like forever. I NEED to change that ASAP. Annnnnd your fat is the PHATTEST hahah I liked that one ;)

Adrien said... [reply]

I'm a sucker for cashew butter- I don't buy it often, mainly because I will destroy the whole jar..

I'm excited for this gluten free week- I'll jump on board as well- and Just so you know- Charelli's is having a gluten free cooking class on May 15th- I'm thinking about checking it out with my sister in law.. our gluten free baking is gross- we need the help!

Tina said... [reply]

Gosh, your muffins always look SO good! And I really want to try hemp butter.

My favorite fat is without a doubt peanut butter. Whole Foods 365 Crunchy to be exact :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I'm majorly looking forward to the gluten-free challenge! I'm going to finish up the last of my wraps and then buy gluten-free ones the next time I'm in the store. I have a question though: what about oats?

My favorite kind of fat is coconut. :)

runnerforever said... [reply]

Favorite fat is definitely almond butter with PB being a close second.
I am totally up for going gluten free for a day or two!

Anonymous said... [reply]

You are gorgeous!

I love me so fats...I think avocados would have to be my favorite followed by chocolate :)

I'm excited to try your challenge!

Julia said... [reply]

Muffin looks so good, and so does the sushi!

x Julia (Taste of Living)

Amber @ Pampered Recipes said... [reply]

My favorite fat is definitely peanut butter...not sure why though. I could probably give it up for a week...but no way a month! :)

Elina said... [reply]

My favorite fat is almond butter, Barney Butter to be specific. :)
My second favorite would be avocado. I wonder if I could combine the 2 one day. Maybe a savory almond butter though. Hmm, now the wheels are turning in my head. lol

Katie said... [reply]

That muffin looks so good! I haven't had a good one in a while.

My favorite fats are definitely nut butters and chocolate!

Christina said... [reply]

aww you are so pretty with your nut butter! mmm. your muffin looks good too. my favorite fats are nut butters too!

Lizz said... [reply]

You are too cute! I love your hemp butter pics! I've never tried it, but I've loved every nut butter I've tried, so maybe I should give it a shot!

Simply Life said... [reply]

My fav is mixed nuts!

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

You look so cute in both of those pics - I couldn't choose either!

Do you like the taste of soy yogurt? I've never tried it but I've heard mixed reviews.

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