Category Archives: Nutrition

Oregon September Challenge

My family decided last month that it would be fun to try to eat only Oregon grown (mostly willamette valley) grown/raised food for the whole month of September. At first I was super excited about the idea as I really value eating whole foods and local eating, but I soon realized that it would take […]

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Kacie - September 2, 2014 - 10:04 am

Love this Kara! Thanks for using our beef in your lineup. Major efforts for a busy mama!
Good luck!
Eatin good

Amanda Whitmire - September 2, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Wow, Kara! You’ve done so much work already! I know that I’ll be referring back to this post to remember what kinds of things I can try to find locally. I’m looking forward to following along! If other people are interested, I’d love to see some comparison pricing on a few things (the grains, eg., and I had no idea we could get local rice – awesome!). If you have a favorite recipe or two from the experiment (and I know how loose recipes can be), I’d love that, too!

kara - September 3, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Yes, your meat will be used at least a few times this month!! Amanda, I will for sure post some recipes.Feel free to send some my way this month too!!

Feeling Good

A few months ago, I joined one of the local gyms. I’ve never  really been a gym going kind of gal. In fact, for the last 15 + years, running really has been my main and sometimes only source of exercise. One of my incentives for joining the gym was because I don’t feel like […]

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Carrie - December 5, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Your post was very timely, Kara, as my cousin posted a link to this article entitled, “Why Guilt Is Bad for Your Weight Loss Goals,” online today:

I always love your nutrition/workout posts – they are very inspiring. Right now, I just cannot get to the gym in the mornings (perhaps if I had a workout buddy, I would though – those are the best!!), but the evenings and weekends seem to allow me more time to get in a run or yoga class. My biggest workout accomplishment lately is running in our local Thanksgiving Turkey Trot last week – the entire 10K – in just over an hour. I felt pretty good for doing that, without stopping, at 23 weeks pregnant!

kara - December 6, 2013 - 7:11 am

Thanks for the article. And this is why diets in general most times don’t end up working for people to keep off weight in the long run. Doing things because of guilt just doesn’t work. Awesome job on keeping up the exercise up during pregnancy. That is another time when I usually got out of shape! It will make it easier for you to exercise again after you have the baby!1

Cookbook Review: Feeding the Whole Family

I know that you’re not supposed to judge a book by its’ cover, but it was love from the beginning with this cookbook. I am a fan of Nikki McClure prints, and so I automatically had somewhat of a bond with the author, Cynthia Lair, simply based off of this good choice in a cover.  […]

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