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Caterpillar Crawl: September 2016

Friends. I’ve caved. I’m ready for it. Bring on the pumpkin spice.

Is it as beautiful in your neck of the woods as it is in mine? Because Ft. Collins, CO is all kinds of red and yellow.

Enjoy the great recipes and reads I found this month!


Low-FODMAP Recipes

Caramelized Banana with Coconut Sugar from Keeping It Real Food. Such a simple dessert!

Pumpkin Breakfast Cake with Pecan Streusel from Katalyst Health. Just substitute maple syrup in place of the honey for low-FODMAP.

Rustic Chicken Saagwala from A Little Bit Yummy. This looks like a comforting, healthy dish!

Cornbread Waffles (GF Option) from Swirls and Spice. I just love all things corn–corn on the cob, corn tortillas, corn bread, grits…and now, corn waffles!!!

Healthy Maple Buckwheat Granola from Let’s Get Up and Live. Buckwheat groats, also called kasha, are naturally gluten-free and low-FODMAP in small serving sizes.

Glazed Oatmeal Chai Pumpkin Scones (Vegan & Gluten-Free) from Athletic Avocado. I don’t know about you, but I get as excited for chai as I am for pumpkin.

Low FODMAP Warm Carrot and Kale Salad with Creamy Maple Dijon Dressing from The Smart Kitchen. I think the name says it all on this one. Yum!

Sponsored Contest: Nestle Low-FODMAPs from Recipe Redux. One of September’s Recipe Reduxes was sponsored by Nestle as a competition to collect recipes for their new website, Low-FODMAP Central. I love seeing growing awareness of the low-FODMAP diet!



Low-FODMAP Central from Nestle Health Science. A new website from Nestle all about FODMAPs. It’s an American website, which can be nice since a lot of the Australian and European websites that discuss FODMAPs list products that can’t be found in the U.S. or use metric measurements; nothing inherently wrong with that, of course, but it’s an extra hurdle when you’re trying to figure out an already very complicated elimination diet.


Recovery and Health

I Gave Up on Myself and It Felt Good from Healthy Ez Sweet Life. Are you ready to give up on what you think you want to give yourself what you actually need?

Why Orthorexia Matters from The Domestikated Life. Just like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, orthorexia (an obsession with “perfect” healthy eating) can change someone’s personality and take the enjoyment out of life.

Why Body Shaming Is Pointless from Nutrition on a Mission. Evangeline points out so many reasons why it’s cruel and pointless to shame our bodies–they are unique, ever-changing, hard working and, at the end of the day, just bodies.

BMI Isn’t the Ultimate Indication of Health from Nutrition on a Mission. Losing weight will not necessarily make you healthier. Gaining weight will not necessarily make you less healthy.

The 5 Best Books to Read When You’re Recovering from an Eating Disorder from Healthy Ez Sweet Life. I think recovering from an eating disorder as much as anything is about changing your worldview. Cayanne suggests a few books that can help you do that.

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits of Healthful Eating from National Public Radio. Reducing stress can have many of the same benefits as healthy eating!

5 Reasons I Exercise from Polyglot Jot. Despite what many people will tell you, burning calories is not the most important benefit of exercise. But there are so many great reasons to add activity to your life.


And Other Stuff

What Should You Choose: Time or Money? from the New York Times. Money can’t buy you happiness–but time to do what you love can help.

5 Fall Date Ideas from Polyglot Jot. Apple orchards used to be one of my favorite things around fall–until I discovered I had fructose and sorbitol malabsorption. 🙁 So y’all enjoy it for me. In the meantime, I’ll be at the bonfire making s’mores.

Appalled Graphic Designer Shows Girls’ Life Magazine What Their Cover Should Look Like from Women You Should Know. Katherine Young redesigns the cover of Girls’ Life magazine, replacing headlines like “Quiz: Are you ready for a BF?” with “Quiz: Are you ready for AP class?”, “Your Dream Hair” with “Your Dream Career”, and “Wake up pretty! Because mornings are rough” with “Wake up hungry? Healthy foods to power you through rough days”

A Colorado Farm Helps Refugees Put Down Roots in a New Home from National Public Radio. The state I now call home is helping refugee kids fight hunger and hopesickness through gardening. How cool is this?


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  1. Thanks for sharing my posts! 🙂 I also love chai–chai and vanilla soy milk are so delicious in the fall!

    1. Joyce says:

      I’ve made chai with almond milk, but never soy. That sounds delicious!

  2. Kat says:

    Thanks for the shoutout friend!! <3

    1. Joyce says:

      Sure thing! I would’ve tried the pumpkin cake already, except that the grocery store was all out of pumpkin. 😛

  3. Julia says:

    Thanks for including my cornbread waffles! I’m glad to meet another cornmeal fan, too. 🙂

    1. Joyce says:

      I’m excited to try them.

  4. Thank you for sharing our scone recipe 🙂

  5. Evangeline says:

    I have caved as well. I’ve already baked three recipes containing pumpkin, broken out the soup recipes, and started wearing flannel. It’s on. Thanks for sharing my post 🙂

    1. Joyce says:

      Oo flannel! I haven’t worn my flannel shirts in a while. Sounds lovely. 🙂

  6. I adore Cayenne’s recovery posts. She also did one recently called “10 healthy foods that kind of suck” or something along those lines that I really liked! Also those cornbread waffles look so incredible. One of my favorite cafes does gluten-free cornbread waffles and they are to die for!

  7. Those colourful leaves are nature’s blessing to make the transition from summer to autumn that bit nicer, no?
    Thank you for featuring my recipe here. I’ll definitely browse through a few of the other reads here!
    Happy Monday, Joyce!

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