How Many of the Groceries Sold at Walmart Would Be Banned at Whole Foods?

Interesting read! Taking time to read the ingredients on everything you buy will have a huge impact on health now and down the road. Spending a little more money on food with great ingredients will be worth it! It’s your life and your health on the line after all… #wholeyou #fooducate 

We Deserve Better, America .

Subway announced earlier this week that they no longer are going to use a chemical commonly found in yoga mats as a bleaching agent in theirs as well as many other fast food chains’ breads buns. Subway declared the recent change came because they feel, “Americans deserve the right to truly eat fresh.”

Lately , I feel that many fast food chains have been making similar ridiculous claims . The slogans range from , “100% real white meat chicken,” (wait, so I wasn’t eating chicken. It’s taste liked chicken, kinda ?) to, “Made with REAL beef!” (What, were they slaughtering imaginary cows before that?)

So what if a restaurant started saying they’re no longer going to spit into food,
because you deserve better? “100% spit free, because we care :-)”
😳 I’m sure that restaurant would be shut down in no time , yet major food chains are still pumping out billions of dollars in unhealthy Frankenstein food. Even worse, as in the case of the subway yoga mat breads , the FDA says that plastic is 100% safe for consumption . Well , I’m sure eating my pet aussie’s poop is pretty safe too but that doesn’t mean I’m going to eat that .

Why does the FDA hate us?

If the FDA says it’s okay to eat plastic bleaching agents…

Cheap and Tasty

I came up with this recipe today, mostly because my lack of options in my refrigerator. This super cheap and ridiculously easy recipe will fill you up without busting your wallet and (are you ready for this ?) it’s vegan friendly (Kitty’s fave). Could easily feed a family of 5 or make for great leftovers for the week and probably costs ehhhh under $5 for the non-broth option, if you don’t already have most of the ingredients already.

1 small can of fire roasted tomatoes
1 chopped up large sweet pepper
4 cups of water (or 4 cups of low sodium vegetable broth for more flavor)
1 half of an onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
sprinkle of parsley , and box of angel hair pasta or any damn pasta you want - you want bow tie, have bow tie…linguini probably also would be delightful. I used the high fiber angel hair from Barilla. Cook ultra low on the stove for 1hr or so, stirring regularly.

Feel free to add mushrooms, I would have but didn’t have any on hand. Have fun with this. If you’re not vegan, maybe add some leftover chicken you’re sick of looking at in your fridge. It’s really hard to mess this one up.

Pumpkin Oat Cookies | Plant Based on a Budget

I can’t wait to bake these up tomorrow . This web site offers some great recipes without breaking your piggy bank !

Veg-out when vegging-out

While watching my boyfriend mindlessly inhale potato chips last night, I felt a tinge of jealously. Some greater power has gifted him with the calorie burning metabolism that can only be compared to that of a way a rocket ship burns fuel as it blasts into the stratosphere . I found myself eying the little grease crackers jealously.

It was only an hour later that I remembered why it was that I didn’t eat that crap. He laid on the couch complaining of a stomach ache then disappeared to the bathroom for about 20 minutes or so.

I then inspected the bag an realized I didn’t have a freakin’ clue what was in these things. I assumed, “natural potato chips,” with, “simple ingredients,” meant the ingredients would be something I could identify- sort of . It was then that my jealously dissipated. My veg out go to is raw broccoli and cauliflower with a side of ginger dressing. Mini peppers and cucumber are awesome too. Yes, sounds boring but I find it delicious and much kinder to my metabolism, comparable to that of a fat kid on a unicycle. I simple put together a small dish loaded with raw veggies. I grab, I dip, I munch (like the Bunny I am) unconsciously as I zone out to what ever we’re watching. Extra bonus ? I don’t find myself stuck in a bathroom for 35 minutes of my favorite show. Win.

We depend on saliva to give us a sense of sweetness | The Splendid Table

Interesting read ! North Americans perceive our starches as being sweeter than other people of the world do (and it goes right down to our DNA) ! Find out why your brain wants it sweet.

19 Vegan Celebrities -

Even Betty White is doing it. A vegetable rich protein diet opposed to an animal rich protein diet may actually reduce the risk of cancers even in people who are genetically predisposed. Too bad it doesn’t promise you’ll look as good as Natalie Portman.

Every Little Bit- The 7 Minute App by OUVO

I know we all get busy. Somedays you may not have the time (or desire) to make the journey to the gym. However, your iPhone has an answer. Today I downloaded and did a test run on The 7 Minute Workout by UOVO . It offers various exercises from push-ups to jumping jacks that not only get your blood pumping but your body moving . The app is easy to use and makes your inactive ass feel accomplished (well, more accomplished than sitting and watching another episode of Dance Moms- Kitty, why do I watch this crap?) Studies have shown that even as little as 15 minutes a day of low impact exercise can offer a 14% lower heart disease risk than those who remained inactive! So get moving, you’re 7 minutes closer to a healthier and happier you.
#7minutes #behappy

Greetings, Ladies and Germs

Today is the launch of Kitty and Bunny’s health based blog! Here you’ll find healthy and whole recipes as well as science based articles and information to help you make smarter life choices. We were inspired to create this blog to help inform our fellow humans on the science behind healthy eating and activities. The age old phrase, “you are what you eat,” has truth. If you want to eat poop (not literally, that’s just our catch all term for unhealthy food choices), than you’ll probably wonder why you feel a little sluggish, bloated, and…well like poop. But this goes beyond just feeling less than your best. Knowledge is power! We will do our best to share with you every bit of good, healthy knowledge we can get our little paws on to help educate you on the effects of your diet and food choices. Don’t worry, we’re not here to fat shame you (or ourselves for that matter). We just want to offer you delicious meal choices and valuable information to make you feel AWESOME (not angry and hungry) in one easy place. Happy Eating! 

#wholefoods #wholeyou #onedayatatime