Alright first of all, Amanda you are a genius for putting applesauce into your oatmeal. I am hooked and am def looking forward to making my own at home!!!!
So speaking of oatmeal… that brings me to my “Thursdays are for Thinking Outloud” post of Foods that cause bloating. So the other day I was browsing the web and came across a women’s health article “3 Food Combos That Lead to Bloating“. I had very mixed feelings about the info.
1. Dairy + starch. Think pizza and bagels with cream cheese… then this got me thinking ummm my daily oatmeal + greek yogurt is dairy + starch and a lot of it. I don’t really feel like I am super bloated and it always keeps me so full for so long so whats the problem !?
“Dairy already takes a while to digest. Then, when you add starch to the equation, it takes even longer—and that’s a problem because starch starts fermenting when it sits for too long in your digestive tract. And fermenting causes gas and painful bloating.”
So they suggested…”The safer approach? Skip the bread, and have your dairy with bitter greens (like kale, arugula, and endive) instead”.
Umm I am not giving up my oatmeal combo any time soon or bread for that matter!!! I love bread + cheese ! Does this combo make anyone else feel bloated? .. speaking of which breakfast this morning..
I swear there is oatmeal down there !!!
2. Fruit + Protein or Starch. I actually agree with this one. For example, the article said if you eat fruit right after your meal for dessert (which I often do on holidays, or Easter I did!) “What will happen is the fruit sugar will stay for too long in your stomach—until the protein is broken down, too—and this will create a very bubbly, bloated stomach.” WOW! I felt very enlightened after this one.. so my friend Meredith over at cookie chRUNicles… maybe this is why those apples don’t sit well after dinner !
3. Protein + Protein. “Protein takes a lot of energy to digest. So in general, protein-protein combinations are not a good idea because they require more energy to digest.” Translation: It can take a really long time before you feel properly settled. Some meals I do eat protein on top of protein, for example salads with chicken + chickpeas + all the veggies.. no wonder we get bloated !
So last night for dinner was a blue Apron meal of cod + linguine. It was so easy to make and not many ingredients !! The bf asked what sauce I used and really it was just a little olive oil, small piece of butter, and lemon juice !!! It made SO MUCH food, my plate was full and the bf’s was DOUBLED bc he was so hungry… Def adding this into my rotation. Added a sweet potato on the side because i had one in the fridge for a while to get rid of !!
Any food combos make your stomach wonky?
Any good dinners you’ve eaten lately?