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Going to THAILAND, and Other Things I’m Thinking about for April 2016

I’m overdue for another edition of Things I’m Thinking About, so here’s a bit of quick news!

(Thailand Map Image from ThomsonWorldwide)
Let’s start out with the big news! Sorry to yell out the name in the headline of this post, but by the time most of you read this I’ll be on a plane on the way to Thailand, where I am traveling with friends for two weeks. We’re going on a tour that starts in Bangkok, then goes to Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Historical Park, Chang Rai, The Golden Triangle, and Chang Mai. Needless to say, I am pretty excited!

And I’m not even making it to all of the 15 Places You Must See in Thailand, so I’ll probably have to make a return visit someday.

I have some posts ready or scheduled for the blog while I’m gone, but it will be a bit quieter than normal, and answers to comments and replies on social media will probably not be as prompt as usual. If you want to see what I’m doing on my trip, you can follow me on Instagram, where I’ll be sharing lots of photos!

The other big piece of news since I shared one of these posts is that there’s a new mobile-responsive design for Slow Cooker from Scratch! Now finding healthier slow cooker recipes just got a lot easier, especially if you’re standing at the grocery store looking at your phone and wondering what to cook.

My site that shares healthy slow cooker recipes from food bloggers has a lot of the same features as this one, including a Recipes-by-Photo Index where you can find recipes suitable for a certain type of diet including Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes and South Beach Diet Phase One Slow Cooker Recipes, so check it out!

Photo of Thai Ingredients from Tasting Table.

Of course I’m excited about trying the food in Thailand, since I’ve loved the Thai food I’ve had in the U.S., although I know that what I’ve had here is Thai-American food to be sure. I’ve been reading up on authentic Thai food, and this list of Ingredients Used in Thai Cooking looks intriguing.  And my friend Mary gave me Thailand: The Cookbook (pictured above) and I’ve spent hours poring over the unusual recipes pictured in the book.

How to you feel about limiting fat in your food? Sometimes people ask me if I’m still following South Beach, and the answer is, yes and no. For sure The South Beach Diet has permanently affected my way of eating and I’m always focused on making carb-conscious choices for a healthy diet. But one thing I’m less of a believer about now is the rules South Beach has about low-fat ingredients, and especially low-fat dairy.

If you follow nutrition research, there’s more and more evidence that Full-Fat Dairy Might be Healthier, and here’s a good read on The Case Against Low-Fat Milk if you’d like to read more.

Have you joined the Fit Bit craze yet? I’m working on it, so I was interested in this post about 10 Ways to Get 10,000 Steps a Day. (And I keep forgetting to put mine on in the morning; maybe I should have gotten the bigger one!)
I stumbled on this post by my friend Carolyn about The 12 Best Vegetables for a Low-Carb Diet. and thought it was full of good information. Worth a read!

And I’ll end there with this graphic above that’s good to remember, no matter where you’re traveling in life!

Have you been to Thailand? If so, please share in the comments about what you consider to be a must-see spot. And if anyone has Thai dishes that I absolutely must try, I’d love to hear about those as well.

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4 comments on “Going to THAILAND, and Other Things I’m Thinking about for April 2016”

  1. Have you already visited Thailand this year, Kaylyn? I went for the first time in 2,000 and went to all places on your map expect for anywhere south of Hua Hin. Mae Sai had the best pad Thai. A street cart vendor in Bangkok in an alley off of Pradipat Rd. had THE BEST Thai iced tea 🙂
    Doi Suteph in Chiang Mai is a must. Hidden waterfalls up the mountain and a agorgeous, serene Buddhist temple at the very top. Everything was gorgeous, also very hot, humidity wise! Please share your adventure 🙂
    Apologizes in advance if you've already posted them and I just haven't found them yet.

    Thank you for your delicious recipie posts!

    • Glad you are enjoying the recipes! Yes, I have gone to Thailand. I had but there, but I got really sick and had to stay longer to recover. I was too sick to fly home with my friends. I'm going to write about the trip, but I need to get rid of that memory of being sick before I can do it!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that 🙁
    I hope you are well now 🙂

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