As I was working really hard on Friday, I read Gracie’s post about friends commenting on her eating pie despite being a “health food blogger”. And I loved her response, something along the lines of health having a definition outside of food that included things all that increase her quality of life – like pie! Amen, sister! I loved that response.
Unfortunately, I am not as big a person as Gracie. I really dislike when people make comments like that. Not only am I nutrition blogger and dietitian, but a PERSON! I mean, hello?! Am I the only one that finds is slightly…rude…to dictate the appropriateness of what another is eating? It’s like verbally judging someone for their actions. A lot of people would look at a drive-through line wrapped around a parking lot 4x and think to themselves, “Wow, what people won’t do for some fast food” or see a grocery cart filled with Koo-laid, hot dogs, and Doritos and think something like, “Geez”. Point being, you may think it…but not many people would (or should) say it. Yet, when it comes to those in the limelight (blogger, dietitian, dieter, or otherwise), it’s appropriate to comment and judge?
“Dieters” get this all the time, too. You make the mistake of telling people you’re trying to lose some weight, you enjoy a piece of cake to celebrate a co-worker’s promotion, and BAM! Co-workers will comment. “Oh, are you off Weight Watchers now?”…”Is that on your diet plan? I want to be on that diet!”…”Hm, cake. Does that mean lettuce and vinegar for dinner?” Okay, I might be exaggerating…but you know it happens!
Rant over 🙂
This week I tried stuffed turkey burgers. After KT gushed over her stuffed turkey burger rendition after seeing these stuffed turkey burgers, I figured…why not? I followed something more along Kristin’s recipe and simply stuffed 2% shredded mozzarella into the burger after seasoning the ground turkey breast with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, garlic, pepper, and some salt. And then we just grilled’em up!
Brushetta Turkey Burgers
Add a second layer of pounded ground turkey…
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with tomato and basil on a bun…
Result: They were disappointing and DRY 🙁 Ground turkey breast is virtually fat-free and I think you need some fat in burgers to make them good. I think next time, I’ll add some extra-virgin olive oil to the meat in order to add healthy fats versus buying higher fat turkey meat.
Of course it was to my pleasant surprise that this month’s Cooking Light features burger recipes! Lily and I perused the issue this morning and dog-eared lots of pages!
Question: Do you catch heat for anything “unhealthy” you eat? Does it bother you like it does me? Or am I just a bit sensitive to the comments?
Some of my co-workers are throwing me an out-of-office going away party today. SO sweet of them! I work with some truly amazing people! And then this afternoon I have a hockey game! 😀 Busy day! What are you up to?
Have a wonderful day!