Snow, Snow Go Away

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Has anyone else had it with the snow? It snowed all day yesterday, and we’re expected to get a few more flurries today… and it’s 17 degrees outside (without the wind chill) right now! Blah. I am so ready for SPRING! Bring it on already! Ok, enough about the weather– I just needed to get that out of my system! 😉

My breakfast oats were wonderful this morning, but they lacked a very important element. Nope, not Barney Butter… fruit! I always try to incorporate some fruit (or canned veggie) into my morning bowl of oats. It starts my day in a healthy way, and it’s such an easy thing to do! 

In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup dry oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat berries
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
  • Handful of Peanut Butter Puffins
  • 3/4 cup water

Instead of fruit mixed into my oats, I had some blood orange slices on the side. 

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You Own It, You’ll Eat It

People are more likely to consume spoiled or past-due foods once they have purchased them, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research. The study found that the “endowment effect,” in which people place more value on something that they own, was effective in people’s decision when confronted with the choice of eating expired food.

Study: People Likely to Eat Expired Food If Already Purchased

Question of the Day

Would you eat expired yogurt? If so, how many days expired is “edible” for you?



  1. I was taught better safe than sorry, so no I don’t eat expired anything – only milk if it doesn’t smell bad and now i’m vegan so no dairy. no worries 🙂

    hubby works in restaurants so he thankfully sticks to the same rules as me about plain meat – no more than 5 days. chilis/soups apparently last longer even if theres meat in it. etc.

    oh and he will drink spoilt milk – NASTY. he also leaves cheese out over night from snacking and still eats it – gross

  2. I only eat soy yogurt, and soy products seem to last longer. But generally if anything is past the expiration date, I’ll smell/look at the food before eating it. I’m more picky about dairy/soy products/meat, less picky about canned/dry foods.

    Fruit and veggies used to ALWAYS go bad on me, so now I buy weekly produce and buy frozen fruit/veggies. It’s so much easier, and I don’t waste grocery money!

  3. We had the same weather in NYC yesterday. It looked pretty but I am sick of it too! Spring can’t come soon enough.

    I will definitely eat stuff a little past the expiration date. Probably about a week is the max though. It really depends on the smell and taste. If those are off I’ll ditch it.

  4. I just go by the smell and taste, yogurt is already a fermented food anyway so I’m not worried about getting sick, it’s just whether or not it tastes good to me. Not so into the green yogurt:)

  5. Since the date on the container of…whatever food, isn’t actually an expiry date, but a best before date, there is no reason not to eat it unless it smells/looks/tastes off. Food doesn’t magically go bad as soon as that date hits, and in fact can go bad sooner, especially depending on how you store it. I eat all sorts of things past their date, and I’m doing just fine 😀

  6. I’ve had much experience with the yogurt issue. We have a lake house, and every time we go down there, we find some “questionable” food. Due to the hassle of going to the store and my innate frugality, I almost always eat the yogurt so long as the container has not been opened, and it doesn’t give off a strange smell. I am very loath to give up my beloved Stonyfield!

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