Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year, Same Great Coffee Cake

By: Amy Weinberg

Well that was fast, it's 2016! 

It feels like it was 2015 just a few days ago. Hey, what's your New Years Resolution? Mine is the standard 1024 x 768. Okay, enough with the cheap puns. 

A new year means new things. New trends, new resolutions, new gym memberships, and new coffee cake flavors? 

(Just kidding, but we're always trying out new flavors on QVC!)

One trend that isn't going anywhere is the post-holiday health craze. We're all in the same boat here. We all "went to the gym like last week or something." We all are feeling a little bloated, slow, and cranky. We all have a little bit of Brucey in us right now.

The post-holiday food coma is upon us and there isn't anything that anyone can do to stop it; except  *GASP* eating healthy and exercising. There are hundreds of ways to get back on that horse but the first step is always the hardest. 

So being that this is a coffee cake blog, you're probably wondering why I'm on a rant about eating healthy, right? Well, like a few of you I'm sure, my digestive track is a mess. One bite of cake and I'm waiting 10 minutes for the gurgles and pain to subside. Everyone has their reasons to get healthy, mine just so happens to be to eat an occasional dessert. Pain free. That's not too much to ask for, right?

Instead of taking you on a ride full of chocolate, cinnamon, and sugar, today I'm going to do your guts a favor and list foods to eat/stay away from for a speedy recovery. 


  1. Fruits and Vegetables (duh, fruits and vegetables help everything)
  2. Water (because let's be honest, most of us are dehydrated anyways)
  3. Herbs & Spices (ginger, turmeric, & garlic ) 
  4. Organic yogurt (IN MODERATE AMOUNTS)
  5. Cultured Vegetables (sauerkraut & nattoh) 

  1. Spicy Foods (again, duh)
  2. Caffeine (don't know if I'll be able to cut this one out) 
  3. Soda
  4. Alcohol 
  5. Dairy (except yogurt IN MODERATE AMOUNTS) 

If you're feeling a little out-of-wack after this holiday season, these lists are for you. Everyone get out there are fix your bodies so that we can fill them with more coffee cake!