|Flaxseed oatmeal crackers|
Breakfast: Rolled oats with plums and flax seeds
Lunch: Lutefisk with tomato rice
I have never celebrated Thanksgiving. As a matter of fact I didn’t know what it was until not so long ago. However the last couple of days I can feel that there is a public holiday coming up. And this is because of food blogs. Reading all those posts on Thanksgiving meals somehow programmed my mind into thinking there is a holiday coming up when in fact there is no holiday where I live. It feels very strange.
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating, and for the rest of us, lets eat well and be thankful every day of the year.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: 6 Bittersweets
Mini Sweet Potato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Washington Post
Recent research shows that a mother’s food choice can shape a baby’s palate. The concept is called prenatal flavor learning. The flavor and odors of what mothers eat show up in the amniotic fluid, which is swallowed by the fetus, and in breast milk. There is evidence that fetal taste bud are mature by 13 to 15 weeks, with taste receptor cells appearing at 16 weeks.
With flavor learning, a baby’s palate can be trained with repetitive exposure,” said Kim Trout, director of the nurse midwifery/women’s health nurse practitioner program at Georgetown University. Trout said she sees evidence in her own case. When she was pregnant with her daughter, she adhered to a strict nutritional plan that she taped to her refrigerator. Her daughter has a good diet and is a great cook, she said. Her son prefers fast food like chicken wings, the kind of foods Trout ate while working as an intern.
Whether or not the research findings are correct at least it will encourage good eating.