Janet has been working on a project over the summer – the revision of Discover the Power of Food! As Emily says, it’s a very brief summary of Janet’s life’s work. 48 pages were added, text is easier to read, many more beautiful photos and just overall a more inviting book. Over 1000 edits were made and it is now available to purchase! You can purchase it at any Goodness Me! Location or at GoodnessMe.ca
First Segment: Trending Topics
Emily and Janet discuss an always trending topic which is postpartum health. Thankfully, postpartum health is a not so distant memory for Emily. She looks at the most important aspects to postpartum health which she lists as physical, mental/emotional state, and sleep.
Metal / Emotional Tips
When Janet was a new mom, she was appreciative of her stay at the hospital due to the fact there were many individuals to help with her questions. But sadly, the hospital is a difficult place to catch up on some needed sleep. Janet also reflects on how much has changed since she was a new mom, her different practices, and tips that will help make a new mom’s life easier.
Second Segment: Questions from Listeners
Jill asks, “Hi Janet & Emily!! Love listening and look forward to the new episode every week!! I was recently listening to the episode about vitamin D and getting tested to see your levels and it was mentioned how many iu’s to take if your deficient in the vitamin. But how many iu’s should I be giving my children during the flu/winter months? And also a normal healthy adult that’s not deficient? Also, I’m not sure if Emily has added this to the podcast notes before but I would love her recipe of her “ninja turtle soup”....that will be a hit with my kids!”
Dennis asks,”Hi Janet and Emily episode (38) mentions your Vitamin D should be between 125 and 175. Whereas all the U. S. information I read in various newsletters say a minimum of 30 ng/dl and 50 to 80 ng/dl is optimal. Ng/dl sounds to me that it is metric value but since you are quoting a much higher number it must be the non-metric system. Can you explain? Also, can you just walk into a blood testing office and say you want your Vitamin D tested without having to get the doctor to request it. And, will the results be sent to you without going to the doctor's office? After all I'm paying for it so it should be my information.”
What’s For Dinner
Creamed Turkey or Chicken serves 6-8
Creamed turkey is a family favourite, one that we make with leftovers the day after Christmas, on Easter Monday, and any other time we roast a turkey…which, in my opinion, is not often enough. Certain family members think this is ample reason to have turkey more often. You can make this with leftover roast chicken, too.
We serve this over rice with leftover cranberry sauce, sage and onion stuffing, and whatever vegetables are left from dinner the day before.
Making it Diabetic Friendly?
Yes, even with the peas and arrowroot, this dish has just 6 to 8 grams of net carbs. Skip the rice, and serve it on a bed of sautéed greens, or over zucchini noodles, or over a steamed vegetable such as cauliflower, or just on the plate with a dollop of cranberry sauce on the side.
One Tester’s Comments: “So comforting and hearty. The spices and seasonings were perfect. Loved the addition of parsley!”
Another Tester said: “This was delicious made with leftover roast chicken. We served it over rice penne pasta. We served it twice (there’s just the two of us) and froze the rest – it makes a lot!