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You are what you eat

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday is "errand day" with my Dad. He really didn't need me this week; he had run all his errands with his girlfriend Betty, so he had just about everything he needed. But I wanted to spend some time with him, so I invited him to go with me while I ran all my Saturday errands.

We went to the grocery store first. Usually on Saturday I do my shopping first, without him. This was the first time that he's accompanied me while I picked out my groceries. I started in the produce section and bought lettuce, watercress, kale, mushrooms, red peppers, broccoli, blackberries, sweet potato, carrots and avocado. I picked up a couple of things from the "middle" of the store (like kitty litter), then we were off to the other edge of the store to the frozen foods, where I bought peas, broccoli, and green beans...and a pizza for when Rich comes over.

We went back to my house, and I washed all my produce and put it away. Dad was asking me questions, like what I used this or that for, or how I prepared it. I was roasting the mushrooms in the oven - and he was snacking on them like candy when they came out. He seemed pretty excited about the mushrooms and was going to start preparing them for himself the same way, and use the roasted mushrooms on salads and such.

Later on, when I took him back home, he remarked how much he liked my diet. His words kind of stuck with me all night, enough to make me write about it this morning. We really are what we eat. I'm eating colorful, fresh, crisp and healthy - and I look and feel the same.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKIPPYALTO 5/20/2013 10:21PM

    It's always great when you can share your healthy lifestyle with others, especially your nearest and dearest. emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/20/2013 8:34AM

    That was a sweet day with your dad. I hope he enjoys roasting mushrooms himself too.

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LYNMEINDERS 5/20/2013 7:55AM

    Woohoo...thats awesome

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 5/19/2013 10:53PM

    Wow! Great that your dad was inspired by you and was impressed by your food choices. I liked reading how you shopped the perimeter of the store for the fresh and/or frozen. Your purchases sound great! I want to go get some blackberries, sweet potatoes and mushrooms now myself! Thanks! Keep Sparking Firecracker!!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 5/19/2013 12:25PM

    It's great that your dad was inspired by you! That should make you feel good. How do you roast mushrooms? I'd like to try that!

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HOLLYM48 5/19/2013 8:46AM

    It is a great life style. I hope your dad walked away with new ideas for healthy ways to eat. You are never to old to learn! emoticon

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