Saturday, January 26, 2008

Eating healthy

I have enjoyed being home these last couple of days because it gives me the chance to eat whatever I want. Surprisingly (to me, at least) is that I have been craving fruit of all kinds. It is wonderful to have ripe nectarines, oranges and pineapple. I have a bag of McIntosh apples in the fridge to make an apple crisp out of. I'll probably do that later today.

Yogurt is another biggie. I picked up some Danone activia and I've been happily munching my way through it. So far no effects from the yogurt except the enjoyment from eating it.

Meat and potatoes and veg. Love them. Always have loved them. Made a great chicken dinner with some mashed potatoes and carrot & rutabaga. Don't know why I like them so much but this is one of my favorite meals and I really enjoyed the first course. Can't wait to eat the leftovers too.

Tacos with cheese, corn, tomato, and lettuce. Love it, love it, love it. I made a big pot of taco meat and have had a little taco salad each day for lunch. There should be two or three more days of it before I have to branch out and find a new favorite lunch to eat.

Macaroni salad with tuna, celery and green onion. All the fixings are in the kitchen but I'll probably wait until tomorrow to make up a bowl. Strictly speaking, pasta and mayonnaise meals aren't very healthy, but they taste good. All things in moderation so I'll have a little bit and enjoy it.

Tomorrow it will be time to go back to the grocery store for some more food. My car isn't on the road yet so I'm walking back and forth each time I make a trip. This means that I have to buy in small quantities which is better since it means that I can treat myself every few days or so. The sun isn't out today but if I wait until tomorrow it should be back which will be great for walking.

It's funny but when I had all the food in the world I was full but never satisfied. Now that I am making foods that I love I don't need much to feel great. It has nothing to do with fullness - just a large enjoyment of what I am eating. This is one of the best parts about being home.


patricia said...

That's the joy of eating our favourites and that is what makes them "comfort food'!

patricia said...

I too love tacos/burritos. I make mine with Mexican flavour Yves ground round and add a can of kidney beans to the mix. Yummmm.