Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I've been following the Eat to Live program since the end of April.
I'm amazed that I've stuck to it. Ok, let's be honest; I have not been 100% on program the whole time. But who really is? Life gets in the way. A few meals eaten out, office birthday parties, dinners at friends and relatives… There are more of these than I'd have thought! Still, I get right back on program after a ...ahem… less than healthy meal.
On the other end of the scale, I've been eating a LOT of fruits and veggies. I used to have just about none. Unless french fries count.
Now that it's warm out, on most mornings I'll have a smoothie. With spinach hiding in it! This morning I made a lime one with key lime Greek yogurt, spinach and mango. (It's very rare for me to have dairy, but I wanted to try it.)
I've tried all kinds of new foods. Many I like, or tolerate. Like GREEN smoothies, vegetarian chili, quinoa, nutritional yeast, and more. (What IS that anyhow, or maybe I don't want to know!) And of course there are things I've tried and not been really gung-ho about. Like kale chips. But I'm willing to try again.
Still, one of my biggest challenges to this program is all the shopping and food prep. I have many things I want to do in my free time, and cooking is not one of them.
But finding new foods, and easy ways to make them is like an adventure. On the weekends I'll make a big batch of veggie chili, or try a new recipe, so I'm making it work. I want this plan to work - FOREVER.
What new foods have you tried? And loved or hated?