Happy March! I have always misguidedly associated March with spring. This is a silly thing for me to do, considering I’ve lived in Midwestern cities that usually have snow until April. That said, there is still something spring-ish about this month, and after a long, cold, snowy winter, “ish” is good enough for me!
Also, this week has been kind of terrible (for me and a bunch of people I know), so I’m hoping a new month and hints of a new season will turn that around!
I’m about to embark on a fun weekend out of town for a friend’s bachelorette party, but before I go…..
The Friday Five:
1. Spicy Carrot Quesadillas
I *love* this idea from The Copycat Cook. No cheese, and not even vegan cheese. Pure veggie goodness. Must make!
2. Sugar, Health, and Political Economy
In case you needed more reasons to avoid refined sugar, here you go. (Are you convinced yet?)
3. Manage Cravings
Reading about the evils of sugar not enough to keep you away? Try using these helpful tools from One Green Planet to manage cravings (sweet, salty, savoury, and crunchy!).
4. Chocolate Banana Nut Butter Bites
This is so simple but sounds so perfect. I would even step it up a notch and sub the pb with almond butter, and use a very dark chocolate bar instead of the chips. Yum, right? Thanks Christal from Nutritionist in the Kitch!
5. Food Fight
Intense rhymes and pictures. Be warned.
(Kind of a far cry from my usual videos that feature cute baby pigs, but I think it’s a really interesting vehicle for this critique).
Do you associate March with Spring? How do you manage cravings? Do you love that go-to peanut butter/banana/chocolate combo? What do you think of that video—problematic or important?