Spilling My Macros

What up!? Happy Sunday, weekenders!

So, I’ve been a very bad blend as of late and have gotten uber SUPER (sorry, the previous word makes me shudder to say but for some reason I type it anyway…ha, I rhymed!) behind in blog reading…particularly with my brother from another mother! Since I got all caught up with him the other night, I thought it was high time I jumped back in on his Spill It Sundays linkup…I can’t believe it’s been TWO MONTHS since my last one!

Since the first of the month, the themes have revolved around macros (fat and protein in the last two weeks and carbs for today) where we can share our favorites and some thoughts about them. Today I’m here to tackle them ALL, but I’ll condense it a bit so this post isn’t uber SUPER long! 😉

FAT

1. What is your favorite fat source?

Food Truck Festival Grilled Cheese

Everyone say CHEEEEEEEESE!!! Seriously, it’s rare that I go a day without it…from gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches to my current favorite dinner of cheese, crackers, and carrots…I’ll take it any whey way I can get it! Oh and for the record, almost ALL that cheese that I brought home from ATL last month is now GONE! 😯

2. What is your favorite nut? Nut butter?

Peanut Butter Luv

As a southern gal, my favorite nut has always been pecans…especially the German roasted (sugary/buttery goodness) ones that they have at the mall…yet I HATE pecan pie! Yeah, figure that one out! As far as nut butter though, it’s hands down, peanut butter! It’s weird, sometimes I can go for days without having or even thinking about it, but it’s just one of those things I don’t think I could ever live without! And yeah, I still think I’m crazy that time I gave it up for Lent!

3. Favorite recipe embracing fat:

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

It’s seriously too hard to pick my favorite, but my family’s long-time favorite recipe of mine is my Loaded Baked Potato Salad which showcases two of my favorites, cheese and bacon! Or should I say BACON and cheese? 😉

Thoughts:

I’ve always leaned toward the fataphobic side of life. I remember years ago when I LIVED off 100 calorie packs, reduced fat/fat-free cheese, and air. Then, when I finally started to embrace the fat again, I started calorie counting and well…the higher the fat the higher the calories soooo I just convinced myself that I didn’t need it. I still have a few internal battles here and there, especially when it comes to incorporating more than one fat in a meal, but I’m getting there. Also, since starting intuitive eating, I’ve noticed that animal fats give me a higher level of satiety compared to plant-based ones.

PROTEIN

1. What is your favorite protein source?

Peanut Flour & Cereal with Banana

For the record, I like meat (that’s what she said), but if it came down to choosing between a steak and a bowl of cereal covered in peanut flour? Well, nine times out of ten, I’d say pass me a spoon! I rarely go more than a couple of days without it and actually, it’s about time I stocked up on some more. Oh, look at that, another reason to whore out my coupon code! 😛

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BBQ Sweet Potato & Eggs

Just please GOD, don’t make me choose between peanut flour and eggs!

2. What is your favorite meat?

Pulled Pork BBQ

Alright! NOW we’re talking! 😉 Again, gonna pull my southern girl card and confess that I have a hard time passing up some good, juicy, slow cooked pulled pork!

3. Favorite protein-rich recipe:

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Ohhh, with all my protein pancakes, that is definitely a hard one, but if asked which recipe I’ve made the most, I’d have to say my Peanut Butter Mug Cake…which showcases not only “my precious” peanut flour but also eggs!

Thoughts:

Hello, my name is Heather and I’m a recovering protein powder whore. 😉 I love adding protein powder to recipes to help with staying power, but I’ll confess that in the height of my calorie counting, I took it a bit far. I’m sorry, but a bowl of casein just isn’t the same as a bowl of ICE CREAM…not matter how much you try to convince yourself it is!

CARBOHYDRATES

 1. What is your favorite carbohydrate rich food?

Aponte's Pizza Tomato & Broccoli

And also my all around favorite FOOD! Gimme that THICK and crispy crust!

2. What is your favorite fruit?

Persimmon

I’m also in LOVE with fresh figs, but since we’re in persimmon season and I just had a fantastically juicy one today, we’re going with my OTHER favorite!

3. What is your favorite grain?

The Greek Sandwich

All you people and your crazy love for pasta! Bread is where it’s AT! Preferably in sandwich form, but I will also take toast, French toast, baguette, dinner rolls, pretzel buns, ciabatta, Italian…oh just give me ALL THE BREAD!!!

4. What is your favorite starchy vegetable?

Kabocha Squash

Kabocha…always kabocha…especially when it’s the size of a small child. Would someone please tell me HOW I lived nearly 26 years without it?!

5. Favorite carbohydrate-embracing recipe:

Coconut & Fig Stuffed French Toast with Coconut Peanut Butter from www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

Seriously, could it get any better? Bread, coconut, figs, AND peanut butter?! I think my Fig & Coconut Stuffed French Toast takes the cake here!

Thoughts:

Though I have a long history of disordered thoughts when it comes to macros, one thing I CAN say is that I’ve never been afraid of carbs. I think the only “rule” I used to have was no more than ONE banana per day (what?!), but I never overly scrutinized sugar grams when I was calorie counting because I knew most of them were from natural sources and that just seemed ok to me…even though I thought natural FAT sources were the devil…I know, I’m rolling my eyes as I type this!

What is your favorite fat source? Protein? Carb?

Do you see a difference in your satiety with animal vs plant-based fat?

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