Not a bread, pasta or rice eater
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I've discovered that I've never been any of those things. Sure some of them end up in some of my dishes, but I've never felt that they needed to be part of my meal.
The only way I like bread is if it's so fresh it's still warm. I'm not a sandwich person and never have been.
Rice is only good for being under a stir fry or in certain hot dishes.
There are a couple of pasta dishes that I love, but it's not something that I make daily. Cheese stuffed pastas I could have plain and did quite a bit when I was 20.
I get the majority of my carbs through my fruits and veggies. Since starting this, I've not felt the need to have one of those above mentioned options with every dinner. I used to think I needed rice or pasta with nearly every dinner. I didn't always get veggies in with each dinner. Dinner is the only meal that the whole family is there to eat, so therefore I need to make sure it is the best balanced meal we get.
I don't feel that I'm missing anything if I don't get any of them during a whole week. Despite having boxes upon boxes of my favorite pastas around the house because I got them on sale for a good price (under $1 this month!) doesn't mean that they'll be used that quickly.
I have 3 different types of rice in my pantry, Jasmine, brown and wild, but they sit there for a while. I'm the only wild rice eater, so that lasts much longer. I don't miss them sitting next to the rest of the meal on my plate.
I only get one loaf of bread a week and most of the time it's moldy before it's eaten all the way.
I'm probably an odd one for eating all my "sandwich" items as single items. I'll eat my meat next to my cheese with some veggies next to that. There will be no bread on my plate. I'd rather load up a salad than cook up those items.
I'm not saying I never ever eat those 3 items, they're just not the top of my list. Seems like they're more of a filler than anything.
It's amazing how much more energized I feel not eating those items. I make sure I have veggies each day. I'm eating more fruit than I'd have had this time last year. Those things don't need to be part of every meal. I've heard from many people that say they don't miss them either.
I just don't feel the need to eat things that aren't stimulating to me.
Is there anything that you don't miss? Is there anything that you've cut out for the most part intentionally or unintentionally? Is there anything that you've discovered that has become your new favorite food?