Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Seeds of Change: more raw, less processed foods

Lately I have been inspired by personal friends and internet connections to change my eating habits.  While my diet isn't terrible it does, or did, include lots of processed foods like crackers, pasta, breads, etc.  I am not attempting to become a raw vegan but I am incorporating much more fresh fruits and veggies into the day.  Here is a picture of the breakfast that Dot and I shared this morning.  Blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, orange slices, avocado, and a hard boiled egg.  It was satisfying and held us both over through lunch.  For lunch dot had watermelon, bananas, and mozzarella cheese.  I had the rest of the avocado and some baked chicken breast (Dot had one bite of chicken). 

I started buying only dried beans a year ago and also eliminated most canned foods at that same time.  I still buy canned tomatoes to make my pasta sauces and canned black olives as well as a few jarred foods like green olives, pickles (although I am really starting to prefer fresh, raw cucumbers with a dash of vinegar on them), marinated artichoke hearts.  I also buy some frozen vegetables.

So, anyway, my plan is to keep adding more and more fresh, raw foods, and slowly, maybe replace the breads and pastas.  Replace them with what I don't know right now.  There is so much out there but it takes time to 'discover' it all.  And here I am trying to do make time to craft, which has been impossible lately, and now I want to start this new endeavor.  That is why I am starting simple.  We eat fruit and an egg for breakfast.  We eat fruit or vegetables and cheese for lunch.  For dinner, I don't know.  Tonight it will be baked chicken breast with black bean and mango salsa over brown rice. 

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