Thursday, May 02, 2013
I am not a picky eater. Honest, I am not. Except for fish or sushi, I will try most anything once.
So, when I saw nonfat cottage cheese and plain, nonfat yogurt on the grocery list for this week I thought, "I haven't had nonfat cottage cheese in years. I bet it's improved a lot." I had never had plain, nonfat yogurt. Into the grocery cart they went.
And soon the nonfat cottage cheese will be going down the garbage disposal. That and the yogurt I had for breakfast this morning are two of the most disgusting things I have put in my mouth for a long time.
I had good, vine ripened tomatoes to eat with the cottage cheese for lunch yesterday. The cottage cheese was so bad, it drained the enjoyment of eating the tomatoes. I wish I had just had a glass of skim milk.
This morning I had a cup of the most delicious strawberries washed and sliced. I poured the container of yogurt over them. I love yogurt. I just had never had nonfat, plain yogurt. It ruined the taste of the strawberries, and it left a hideous chalky aftertaste in my mouth.
These are foods that give healthy eating a bad name. These are two foods that are banished from my refrigerator permanently.
I don't have cholesterol or blood pressure issues, and we do enjoy low fat cottage cheese and low fat yogurt. We also enjoy skim milk.
Part of the reason for using the Spark Menu this summer is making me try new foods. Now I know. These two products (nonfat cottage cheese and nonfat, plain yogurt) are not for me. I'm not going to feel guilty about changing the menu when these foods are on it!