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Coconut Oil: Ok I’m trying it!

I wrote about my coconut oil confusion a few days ago. I have since joined Twitter and been bombarded with post on coconut oil. Enough already I’m trying it.  I reviewed several articles and learned I need to use virgin unrefined coconut oil.   That means my daughter’s popcorn oil doesn’t count. I will have to try our homemade popcorn with my new oil. I’ve  learned of nonfood uses. Use it for your hair and Skin. I tried it with my eggs and it didn’t taste like coconut. Yeah! I was a little worried about that. I picked Kelapo brand. No particular reason. I  was at Whole Foods and looked at price for what I wanted. I’m still curious because Fooducate only gives coconut oil a and recommends Olive oil and Canola oil. I will keep you posted on my experience. I look forward to trying new recipes! I saw some good ones on Kelapo’s blog  http://coconutoilcooking.com/.

Coconut Oil? I’m Confused!

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway

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Ok is it Olive Oil, Coconut oil, butter ? I’m confused. I know we need healthy fats but I am clueless on which is best for what. I generally use Olive Oil in a spray can. I spritz veggies or use in a pan for nonstick. I love to use on salads. When would I use coconut oil? I don’t fry foods. Is it healthy or just the latest fad? I read conflicting views. Use in everything or its loaded in saturated fats and don’t use. I have noticed it in my daughters popcorn oil. We make homemade popcorn it’s so good but will it go with eggs or in a salad? I’m part of the low-fat for weight loss generation so I finally get how fats are healthy . I love avocado and nut butters but this coconut oil thing is puzzling me. I hear you should use organic unrefined coconut oil. This is one of those post that has more questions than answers. Help?

Summer Menu for Weight Loss

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I’m looking for ideas for the summer. I live in a hot part of Northern California. It gets in the hundreds out here. The last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. I like to grill but I burned myself last summer just touching the grill. It wasn’t even on;(. My husband says salads. Ok but I need good salads. I’m not a salad eating babe. I envision a healthy shrimp Louie salad, crab and avocado salad, greek salad. Ok ,now I see this can work for a minute.  Check out Cook This Not That! cookbook. They have a salad matrix. I saw green monster salad dressing on fitandfortysomething.com. This reminds me of college. I lost 30 pounds my last  semester of college. It was kind of like the Jared diet. My boyfriend worked at a pita sandwich shop and I ate pita sandwiches with chicken and olive oil for 2 meals a day. This is getting me excited. Pita Sandwich, I hope I can remember how he made them. They were so good. I’ve already started my smoothies. I’ve seen so many green monster smoothie recipes that will call for a post all buy it self. Well ,I’m off to plan my summer menu. This looks like fun! I would love to hear your summer menu plans.




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