Eggs Each egg has 6 grams of protein but just 72 calories. No wonder researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, found that eating eggs for breakfast (as part of a low-cal diet) helps you slim down.
Tomato sauce It’s loaded with lycopene, which makes your skin look younger and keeps your heart healthy. In fact, a Harvard study found that women with the most lycopene in their blood reduced their risk of a heart attack by 34%.
Dried plums (prunes) They’re packed with polyphenols, plant chemicals that have been shown to boost bone density by stimulating your bone-building cells.
Walnuts Just 14 walnut halves provide more than twice your daily dose of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat that’s been shown to improve memory and coordination.
Brussels sprouts They have more glucosinolates (compounds that combat cancer and detoxify our bodies) than any other vegetable. For a side dish that will make you wonder why you’ve been avoiding them, slice each one into quarters, then sauté in olive oil with chopped sweet Vidalia onions.
Acai juice A glass or two of this anthocyanin-rich berry juice can dramatically boost the amount of antioxidants in your blood, say Texas A&M University researchers.
Apples They contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of lung cancer.
Bok choy This calcium-rich veggie can protect your bones and may even ward off PMS symptoms.
Steel-cut oats Because they’re less processed than traditional oats, they’re digested more slowly—keeping you full all morning long.
Salmon You’ll get all the heart-smart omega-3s you need in a day from just 3 oz.
Avocados Their healthy fat keeps you satisfied and helps you absorb other nutrients. For a new twist, brush a halved avocado (pit removed) with olive oil and grill 1 minute. Serve with red onion, sliced grapefruit and balsamic vinegar.
Spinach A half-cup provides more than five times your daily dose of vitamin K, which helps blood clot and builds strong bones.
Canned pumpkin It’s filled with natural cancer fighters alpha- and beta-carotene.
Cauliflower White foods can be good for you! This one is packed with cancer-fighting glucosinolates.
Scallops A 3-oz serving has 14 grams of protein but just 75 calories.
Collard greens They’re exploding with nutrients like vitamin A, zeaxanthin and lutein, which keep your eyes healthy.
Olives They deliver the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat you get in olive oil, but for just 7 calories per jumbo olive!
Brown rice It’s a top source of magnesium, a mineral your body uses for more than 300 chemical reactions (such as building bones and converting food to energy).
Oysters These keep your immune system strong. A 3-oz serving (about 6 oysters) dishes up a quarter of your daily iron, plus nearly twice the zinc and all the selenium you need in a day.
Edamame One cup has a whopping 22 grams of plant protein, as well as lots of fiber, folate and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
Strawberries They’re loaded with ellagitannins, phytochemicals that may halt the growth of cervical and colon cancers.
Lentils A great source of meat-free protein, a half-cup of cooked lentils also gives you nearly half your daily folate, a B vitamin that protects a woman’s unborn baby from neural tube defects.
Bran flakes Their whole grains keep your heart in tip-top shape by reducing inflammation and melting away belly fat.
Kiwifruit (kiwi) Italian researchers found that it reduces asthma-related wheezing, thanks to its high vitamin C content (one kiwi has 110% of your daily requirement).
Black beans They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and flavonoids—antioxidants that help your arteries stay relaxed and pliable.
Sunflower seeds A quarter-cup delivers half your day’s vitamin E, which keeps your heart healthy and fights infection.
Sardines 3 oz provide more than 100% of your daily vitamin D. Sardines are also a top source of omega-3 fats. Try adding mashed canned sardines to marinara sauce and serving over whole-wheat pasta.
Asparagus A half-cup supplies 50% of your daily bone-building vitamin K and a third of your day’s folate, it’s a natural diuretic so it banishes bloating, too.
Bananas They’re loaded with several kinds of good-for-you fiber, including resistant starch (which helps you slim down).
Broccoli sprouts They have 10 times more of the cancer-preventing compound glucoraphanin than regular broccoli.
Fat-free milk With a third of the calcium and half the vitamin D you need in a day, plus 8 grams u of muscle-building protein, it’s the ultimate energy drink.
Baked potatoes Each one packs a megadose of blood-pressure–lowering potassium—even more than a banana.
Sweet potatoes Half of a large baked sweet potato delivers more than 450% of your daily dose of vitamin A, which protects your vision and your immune system.
Flaxseed Not only is flaxseed loaded with plant omega-3s, it also has more lignans (compounds that may prevent endometrial and ovarian cancer) than any other food. Store ground flaxseed in your refrigerator and sprinkle on yogurt, cold cereal or oatmeal.
Greek yogurt It has twice the protein of regular yogurt.
Dried tart cherries Researchers at Michigan State University found their potent anthocyanins help control blood sugar, reduce insulin and lower cholesterol.
Wheat germ A quarter-cup gives you more than 40% of your daily vitamin E and immune-boosting selenium.
Whole-wheat english muffins You get 4 ½ grams of fiber for only 134 calories.
Tea, green and black tea prevent hardening of the arteries, according to researchers at the University of Scranton.
Peanut butter This smart spread has arginine, an amino acid that helps keep blood vessels healthy.
Blackberries The king of the berry family boasts more antioxidants than strawberries, cranberries or blueberries.
Mustard greens These “greens” (actually a cruciferous veggie) are a top source of vitamin K. For a tasty pesto, chop them in a food processor with garlic, walnuts, Parmesan and olive oil.
Grapes They’re a leading source of resveratrol, the plant chemical responsible for the heart-healthy benefits of red wine.
Soy milk A good source of vegetable protein, calcium-enriched soy milk has as much calcium and vitamin D as cow’s milk.
Brazil nuts They have more selenium than any other food. One nut delivers your entire day’s worth!
Canola oil A Tbsp of this heart-healthy oil has all the alpha-linolenic acid you need in a day, plus two different forms of vitamin E.
Blueberries They improve memory by protecting your brain from inflammation and boosting communication between brain cells.
Oranges One orange supplies more than 100% of the vitamin C you need in a day. It’s also a good source of calcium and folate.
Watercress With just 4 calories per cup, this cruciferous veggie delivers a hefty dose of vitamin K, zeaxanthin, lutein, beta-carotene and cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
Turkey breast It has 20 grams of satisfying protein but just 90 calories per 3-oz serving.
Barley A top source of beta-glucan, a fiber that lowers cholesterol and helps control blood sugar.
Shiitake mushrooms One serving (about ¼ lb) provides as much vitamin D as you’d get from a glass of milk.
A painting for a very special someone. She’s beautiful, she’s witty,
she’s the best and I love her more than words can express. Today’s her
birthday and she deserves to be celebrated! Happy birthday, mum! I love
you and forgive me for eating all your chocolate! ♥
90s gillian anderson wearing too-big flannels and chain smoking nervously bc she’s afraid she won’t land any acting jobs, then chain smoking bc she did land a job and now she’s worried every single day she’ll be fired bc she isn’t good enough
00s gillian anderson with a small child and still dealing with all the mega stardom she never asked for in the first place, carving out an acting career to prove that she deserves the hype
10s gillian anderson emerging glorious from a string of wtf movies, starring in three shows at once and absolutely killing the entire game, flying all over the world to support the people she loves (even though she doesn’t get much sleep) and putting change in the swear jar for saying “heck” even though her favorite word is fuck
“Fy faen, I’m gonna miss you.” Isak said between smooches to Even’s face. They were laying in their bed, snuggled close and limbs tangled.
So, tomorrow is the first day back to school after the summer break. This marked the end of the last few weeks that both of them spent mostly together, apart from the occasional meeting of friends alone or work shift. They got used to having each other around almost the whole day.
“You’re having a free period at noon, right?” Even asked and nuzzled their noses together. Isak nodded (mostly to bump their noses further).
“Yeah, Jonas and I wanted to go to KB for that and visit you.” Even’s face brightened.
“Yeah?” Three hard pecks to Isak’s lips.
“Hmhmm.” Isak carded his hand through Even’s hair and then locked his arms around his neck and threw a leg over Even’s hip.
“I’m gonna miss you, too, baby monkey.” Even pulled him impossibly closer as Isak playfully bit at his jaw. “But, I can’t wait to meet my hot third-year boyfriend for lunch tomorrow.”
“Hmm, if that gets you going, just wait until I get the red overall thing at the end of the year.” Isak’s grin was paired with a flirty eyebrow raise and Even mock-gasped before closing the remaining (none at all) distance between them.
(Since Vilde infected Mags with the russ enthusiasm, there was the lose plan to form a russ together. Even if they just wanted to get a rental that matched the Los Losers van and not spend any real money for it, because effort).
They made out some more after that. Because they are sappy and gonna miss the shit out of each other. Even though they will see each other in the morning. And at lunch. And right after school. But they have to get used to it again, ok?
Let them be a bit clingy for the week.
Let Isak wrap legs and arms around Even.
Let Even say “my baby monkey” four times as often as usual.
Let them pout and tell each other “I love you” in a dramatic voice as if this was the end.
Let Even make Isak his favourite breakfast (pancakes, go home with your waffles, Mahdi).
Let them walk hand in hand together to Isak’s tram stop.
And let them part with a kiss that makes it look like one of them is going off to war.
(And when I say “let them”, I’m speaking directly to Jonas, who is rolling his eyes at this so often he almost gets a head ache)
Draiad prom looks like he’s laughing it off trying to lighten it up that nervous cheer
Kaciart ‘Uh, must be my super awesome workout routine! D:’
Minumi that’s super tough to address without making Prom feel like he’s cornered
Kaciart Ignis makes Proms favourite later and the next day Prom doesnt click at first Gladio would start a training regimen And its hellish but it also includes how to eat right for muscle this is their fix - counter it with fitness 'Looking good Prom’ 'Youre really toning up’ 'You look great’
I saw Cody walking towards the photographer, slowly undoing the sleeves of his jacket before he took it off. Except, he didn’t take it off completely. He pulled it off from his shoulders. My eyes immediately landed on his broad and tight chest. Then, my eyes trailed along the curve of his abs, before following down to his happy trail. I bit my lip, wanting to touch him with gentle feather-like touches, tracing every beautiful curve of his body as my lips kissed every inch of his tanned body with small butterfly kisses.
I licked my lips as my eyes landed on Cody’s tight pants, showing off his sexy thick legs. I knew how hard he had been working out at the gym lately, how focused he is about taking care of himself and eating right. It was paying off. Boy, was it paying off. Suddenly, I felt for stupid getting after him for spending more time at the gym than with me. Now, I’m all for supporting his gym life.
My eyes slowly wondered back up, thinking of all the things I wanted to do to him. I wanted to lightly run my nails along his sides, just under his rib cage, knowing it absolutely drove him crazy. I wanted to lick, bite, suck that sweet spot of his on his neck and just behind his ear as I rolled my hips against his. All before I’d undo his belt, remove his pants and underwear, and slowly ride him with my hands on his chest, enjoying the soft yet tight skin under my palms as he dug his fingers on my hips.
I closed my legs together, trying to ignore the pool of wetness forming between my thighs as I looked up at Cody. He looked away from me and back at the camera with a teasing smile as he pulled the jacket back on, leaving it open to expose his bare chest. I knew that teasing smile. I had been busted.
Cody leaned towards the photographer as directed when I stood up from his chair and headed towards his trailer. I couldn’t stay another minute. If I did, I knew it would only leave me with a pair of soaked panties and completely frustrated.
“Lunch time!” The photographer yelled out. I overheard him say something, but I was too far to make out what he was instructing to Cody and his crew.
I opened the door to Cody’s trailer and leaned against the wall by the door, trying to catch my breath and clear my mind from the impure thoughts. I closed my eyes and focused on my breathing, which was getting calmer by the second.
My eyes flew wide open when the door opened. Cody walked in and closed the door behind him. He turned around to see me, surely completely flustered, hot, and bothered. He locked the door and smirked at me. I looked down and noticed he was still wearing that stupid jacket opened and those stupid tight pants. I bit my lip, trying to fight back a moan.
Cody leaned in and placed a hand against the wall, beside my head. His nosed brushed against mine, the warmth of his breath fanning against my lips. I licked my lips before biting the bottom one once again.
“I saw you…” his voice was so deep and low. “Tell me, what were you thinking?”
“How badly I wanted to rip that jacket off myself,” I purred as I quickly removed his jacket, letting my hands roamed every inch of his body before my nails trailed down his sides.
Cody closed his eyes and groaned as he placed his other hand on the wall to steady himself, now trapping me with his arms. “What else, kitten?”
I loved it when he called me kitten.
I leaned in and pressed my lips against his sweet spot. “How badly I wanted to take these pants off,” I said between kisses as my lips moved down his neck and across his collarbone.
Cody hummed in approval as I traced his happy trail with one of my fingernails before unbuttoning his pants. “Are you sure we have time for this?” I whispered against his lips.
He nodded. “Hour lunch and I have to change out of these clothes.”
I smirked as I slowly pulled the zipper from his pants down and began palming his hardened member. “An hour lunch, uh?”
He growled as his hands slid behind my ass and lifted me up from behind my knees, guiding me to wrap my legs around his waist. I let out a small squeal as I wrapped my arms around his neck. Cody’s hand went back to my ass, cupping them before he squeezed them. I clung on to him as he held me against the wall. His hands began unbuttoning my shorts before he slid his hand down the front of my shorts. I gasped as his fingers slid between my wet slick folds. “And I know exactly what I’m eating for lunch,” he growled lowly before he crashed lips with mine.
My dudes. I know this is crazy to hear. But some of us adults… we have hobbies.. that we’ve been enjoying since we were KIDS!! It’s like?? When we were young and we liked it? It wasn’t a phase!! WOW!!! And you know what??? There isn’t an age limit to joy. Costumes, cartoons, drawing, games, and friends don’t expire when you turn 18.
i super didn’t mean to write this tonight but the idea was SO GOOD and i’ve really been jonesing to write
the weeks following what they’re calling The Battle of New York,
Bruce settles into the Tower with an incredible ease.
floor Tony designed for him is shockingly well-suited to his tastes
and needs considering how Tony likes to claim he’s not a team-player.
suspects each floor is equally well-designed and perhaps that’s why
they’re all able to slip into a routine so quickly.
feels like something missing has slotted into place and Bruce can
tell just by looking at the others’ faintly bewildered expressions
when they look around at the space they share that they feel the
I love that pasta is basically the only thing Yuuri eats in your fics
IS THIS TRUE?? Anon, since I have an English paper due tomorrow that I haven’t started, and since I’m curious, I’m now going to do a comprehensive study of food (and specifically pasta) mentions in all of my fics.
When Phichit first tells Yuuri about the job they are given unspecified food.
His mind has gone haywire, his heart thumping in his chest. A waiter comes by and sets food in front of them, but he can hardly even see it.
Victor and Yuuri go out on a date to a restaurant, but the food is never explicitly mentioned.
Yuuri and Victor order and enjoy pizza
Makkachin eats dog food
They eat chips and salsa while watching Phichit skate
They eat popcorn when they watch Phichit skate again
They eat Pringles at Victor’s house one time
Yuuri was going to get unspecified food when he was intimidated by the paparazzi waiting for him
Christophe suggests Victor brings Yuuri’s family food when he’s going to fly to surprise him
The night after the gala Victor makes Yuuri food and puts it on a tray
At some point, Phichit and Yuuri go to a diner and eat unspecified food
Yuuri makes Victor piroshki and also makes katsudon several times throughout the story
There is a mention of eating a 32 inch Snickers bar
And how would one go about eating a 32 inch Snickers Bar in the first place?
There are four mentions of pasta in this fic, although pasta is never explicitly eaten.
1. Victor thinks that anything Yuuri says would sound good. A pack of rabid raccoons? Cruel and unusual punishments? Ketchup and pasta?
2. “Do you feel like Chinese? I could go for Chinese,” Victor muses. “Or maybe just pasta or something. I don’t know. Pizza again?Always a good choice. Oooh, or katsudon. You’ve gotten me hooked on katsudon, I’m afraid.”
3. “I thought he was sick,” Yurio answers. “Relax, he probably had bad pasta or something. It happens.”
4. Phichit is a firm believer in pasta Thursdays, a tradition that is held dear to all of their hearts.
Yurio wants to talk about food bc Victor is annoying him by being smitten™
“Let’s talk about food now. I want to talk about food.”
Yuuri eats a sandwich at the quad. Phichit also has a sandwich.
Yuuri moans in response to the first bite of his sandwich. “I’m starving,” he realizes.
Both Yuuri and Victor eat pasta!
“I’m getting pasta,” Victor tells him, heading off towards the pasta station. Yuuri gets pasta, too. Then they’re sitting across from each other, except Yuuri has already begun digging into his food, and Victor hasn’t, is just watching him.
Yuuri gets Victor a blueberry muffin when he’s hungover after the Halloween party
Yuuri brings pastries for Phichit and himself then starts crying while holding the bag
Victor orders Yuuri pasta in Saint Petersburg
Victor attacks Yuuri’s pasta with his fork, eats a bite of it. “See,” he explains through a mouthful, “your weakness is your empathy, Yuuri.”
They eat piroshki together
At some point, Yuuri brings Victor a bag of unspecified food
Victor is mentioned eating pasta at some point
“This is good,” Victor states firmly, digging into his pasta.
Pasta Thursday is mentioned to be a thing on campus
Yuuri is hungry, one day, so he walks to the dining hall for a late dinner. Victor is working on a project, so Yuuri is alone, yawning with thoughts of Pasta Thursday on his mind.
They sit down at a booth. It’s Italian food, which Victor enjoys. He orders a sandwich, Yuuri orders a pasta dish.
Victor has unspecified takeout food in Saint Petersburg
The most pasta mentions is a tie between centripetal force and all the world’s a stage. However, pasta is never explicitly said to be eaten in all the world’s a stage. As I have continued writing, the pasta mentions have increased, but this is also most likely due to the fact that most of my latter fics are multi-chapter, whereas the beginning ones are one-shots. The fic with the best food, in my opinion, is The Fundamentals of Caring. I do really like pasta.