Health Freak Cass

Lately Cass’ taste buds seem to have evolved. After a recent hospitalization for UTI with strong antibiotics administered intravenously followed by a few days of oral antibiotics and an extremely uncomfortable bout of constipation with IBS recently, her gustatory cells seem to have shifted towards healthier tasting food.  She no longer craves for meat or eggs, though she still eats them. Instead she prefers instant oats (which she now eats daily), fruits, grilled vegetables and non-meat foods.

Perhaps the good bacteria in her guts are now replaced with good ones from the probiotics that she’s been consuming daily and this could have altered her taste goblets? Whatever it is, I’m glad that she now prefers to bring fruits and vegetables to school for her recess and this is something that she’s never done before! 🥰

We prepped this together on Sunday evening – grilled carrots, potatoes and onions for her recess on Monday. She’s been having a sudden craving for potatoes and has been hounding me to cook potatoes for her to bring to school 😆

Steamed then oven grilled root vegetables and seasoned with just one small pinch of salt, thyme, black pepper and olive oil.

Cass told me to just prep plain boiled potatoes and carrots with nothing added for her recess next week.  Seriously? Is this even tasty?  But this girls begs to differ.

Potatoes have no sodium, no cholesterol, no fat, has good source of Vitamin B6, vitamins, minerals and resistant starch.

Resistant starch functions like soluble, fermentable fiber. It goes through your stomach and small intestine undigested, eventually reaching your colon where it feeds your friendly gut bacteria.

On Monday, she brought an apple to school for recess:

I sure hope that her healthy taste buds stay with her for good.  I always pray that our girls will be health and fitness freaks because it is only through a healthy lifestyle that we can inherit good health.



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2 thoughts on “Health Freak Cass

  1. Try leaving the potato skins on, lots of nutrients there. I even do mash/ smash potatoes with skins on. Add in butter and milk and no one will complain!
    Some squashes I bake and eat with the skin, quite yummy.

    1. Cass actually asked me to leave the potato skin on for her. But because the potatoes are not organic ones, I was hesitant. Yes I read that potato skins are high in nutrients and fiber, just like apple skin. I guess with thorough washing and scrubbing, it should be safe 🙂

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