Thursday, 4 June 2020

It's Just Nuts ...


I'm trying to be healthy ... but during lockdown I've not been one of those virtuous fitness freaks, a cooking whizz kid, an exercise guru or been sorting out my understairs cupboard the Konmari way.

I've been a potterer ... a bit of this and a bit of that, and not too much of anything.

BUT, and yes, it's a but I am trying to do better, well until the next tv programme comes on that I want to watch or until a new blog publishes that catches my eye, or my phone dings and tells me it's time to play Word Calm again.

With all this trying to do better in mind I am trying to make at least the first part of my day healthier, and I read something the other day that reminded me that I should be eating three Brazil nuts each day to improve my selenium levels.  It's just a pity that I have mixed all my nuts up in this big jar, because now each morning sees me shaking it this way and that, to try and get the Brazils to the top so I can fish them out to munch on while I'm assembling the rest of my breakfast.


Ooh I had a lot of peanut butter on this morning's healthy offering, but it was the last in the jar ... yummy 🤭


Sue xx



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  1. Nuts are so delicious . . . and that jarful looks so tempting.
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    1. They are yummy. I know nuts should be stored in the dark, but leaving them out on the worktop means that I dip into them while I'm waiting for the kettle to boil etc. Not lots just the occasional walnut or a couple of almonds ... eating everything but the Brazils throughout the day will surely bring them nearer the top of the jar!!

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  2. We thought it was one a day?

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    1. The recommended guidelines say 1-3 a day depending on size. Mine in the jar (when I can find them) are quite small so I've been going with two or three.

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  3. I don't mix my nuts up. I like to alternate them, different nuts for different days. I grind them in the mini chopper because my teeth can't manage a whole nut. I mix the seeds up though, one spoon a day on my cereal or porridge.

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    1. I bought most of the nuts as a bag of Mixed Nuts from Holland and Barrett during the last Penny Sale, and then added a few other things when I needed to free up some of my half full smaller jars.

      Yes, I mix my seeds up too, it makes breakfast so much quicker to put together.

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  4. I thinkmy eating has been healthier during lockdown - no meals out, lots of salads and veg. .Rarely anything fried

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    1. I thought I would be trying out all sorts of new recipes to keep myself busy, but I've just been veering towards really simple meals and trusty old favourites.

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  5. That looks like an excellent Health conscious Breakfast! I always keep Nuts for Snacking, being an insulin dependent Diabetic I had to do better with my dietary choices and I'm rather enjoying it now, years in, eating Healthier and more Mindfully, it becomes Habit after a while. Of coarse, during Lock Down I sometimes run out of things and don't like to have to make the Death Runs to the Grocer. The temptations to buy Pandemic Craving items can be a challenge too, I think I went berserk Today in the Deli section!

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    1. Oh I had a little 'running amok in the aisles' moment last time we went to the shops, and cake back home with two shelf cakes. Something I wouldn't normally buy.

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  6. I've been more of a potterer as well during lockdown - just seem to run out of steam after about an hour on one thing. Still, I'm getting some things done just not as much as I would have liked.
    At the moment I have a jar of almonds on the go for my daily snacks and I have a wide selection in my pantry however, brazil nuts are on he list to purchase.

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    1. I know just what you mean. I can get stuck into one job or task and then completely lose the will to carry on after a while and then just move on to the next thing ... or go outside for a swing :-)

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  7. Oooh that breakfast looks tempting. I often have muesli with fresh fruit and a dollop of live yogurt for breakfast and I love brazil nuts. Wish I had some now....you've given me a craving Sue! I need to put them on the shopping list but I bet Sainsbugs don't have any.

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    1. I knew I would be having a few nice healthy breakfasts as soon as I found a giant tub of homegrown Blueberries from last year in the big chest freezer in the workshop.

      I hope Sainsbugs has some Brazils for you. Nuts are something that are a bit hit and miss in the supermarkets at the moment aren't they.

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  8. Pottering is good, I do this a lot, too. I love eating nuts but I am a bit picky, not keen on walnuts or almonds for example (unless they are in a cake or ground...). Peanut butter is in the top ten list of favourite foods. I have eaten well but far too much.... my jeans feel a bit tight.

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    1. If your jeans still fit AT ALL ... then that is a win in the current circumstances ;-)

      I didn't used to think I like walnuts as growing up I only ever had the one off the top of my Mum's chocolate Walnut Whips. I thought they were all old and dried up like they were, once I tasted a fresh walnut I was in heaven.

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  9. Nuts and bread are my go to food. I have to be strict with both. Could just munch away all day.

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    1. Hot toast, buttered toast just one minute out of the toaster is my THING :-)

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  10. Nuts yum! I try to eat a couple Brazil nuts a day too, it’s not difficult because I love them the trick is to not over indulge lol,, they pack a caloric wallop for sure! Your breakfast sounds wonderful!

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    1. Gosh yes, if I didn't have to shake the jar so much to find just three nuts every morning I would be eating more than I should. So maybe it is a good thing I have them all mixed together!!

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  11. The first part of your post I could have written myself. My get up and go has gone somewhere without me. I thought I would google slenium as I wasn't that familiar with it. It comes in most foods (that you wouldn't eat). One of the first things that popped up was-Selenium supplements may be associated with a risk of skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma), so people at high risk of skin cancer should not take these supplements. As that is the kind of skin cancer I had I don't think I'll be uping my selenium intake any time soon, although I do love brazil nuts!!

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