Veggie Omelette

I LOVE eggs. LOVE them. Versatile, nutritious, delicious. Seriously, that should be their tag line.

They’re also speedy. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Eggs are under fire sometimes for a few reasons, ethical reasons aside (I’m not that kind of blogger), because of they contain saturated fat and cholesterol. Consulting the USDA Nutrient Database (the Canadian Nutrient Files are being weird…), one egg only contains about 2g of saturated fat. You need fat in your diet. Say it with me everyone, fat is NOT bad! A LOT of fat is bad. There is a difference.

As for the cholesterol… one egg contains about 217 mg of cholesterol. Cholesterol isn’t something great for your body and you should limit it. However, it really doesn’t have the effect people think it does on blood cholesterol levels… Saturated and trans fats have a way greater impact on those! I had a prof who ran marathons and ate 4 eggs a day. (According to her) Her doctor said she had fantastic blood cholesterol levels. And just so you know, high levels of “bad” blood cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) can block arteries, causing heart attacks and all that unpleasant stuff!

Anyway enough nutrition mumbo gumbo, here’s what I had for lunch!

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Inaugural Post!

I am not quite sure of the definition of inaugural but I feel that it fits in the title of my first post.

First, an introduction to me:

My name is Kerri Casper and I am studying Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Since my blog readership is probably going to be 0 for a long, long time, I am not too worried about stalkers. I’m finishing up my third year this summer and I graduate next April (2011)! After that, I’m going to be completing a dietetic internship and hopefully at the end of all this formal education I will be a practicing Registered Dietitian. Whew.

I actually created this blog after a conversation with some random girl came through my register at my place of work during the school year. She was buying her “lunch” of chips, pop and chocolate bar and she said, “Too bad it’s not a healthy lunch, but at least it tastes good!”

That sentence stuck with me the rest of the day, and if I remember correctly, when I got home, I ranted about how all I wanted to do with my career was convince and show people that healthy food can taste just as good as the unhealthy “treat” and “guilty pleasure” foods we are so often eating.

That being said, I have nothing against eating foods such as chips, chocolate and pop. All foods can fit. In MODERATION. Moderation may be the most important word when it comes to eating. If I could re-order the dictionary (alphabetically is SO last year) and put words according to importance, moderation would be up there.

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