After reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan I'm making an effort to eat better this year. His guidelines to eat better has given me the kick in the pants I needed. He reminded me that if you want good food (and I mean food not processed food.) it takes time. So I've been spending more time in the kitchen and hitting the cookbooks too.
So my biggest goal is eating lots more veggies. Right now I'm not eating very locally or always in season but I'm eating better. When spring and the growing season here in Kansas returns I will make a concerted effort to buy lots at the farmers market and freeze much to eat more locally through the year.
Here's what I had for lunch yesterday:
1/2 Cup leftover Very Creamy Potato Soup topped with succotash, steamed broccoli and sweat potato. All in all about 1 cup of veggies if you count the soup. Some say you can't count the potatoes since it's more of starch. It was delicious and I'd do it again. I'm not going to eat potatoes everyday so I'd do this meal again. I love my potato soup.
Breakfast that morning was Oatmeal with, chopped apples, topped with toasted walnuts, flax seed and raisins. I had the same this morning but topped with dried cranberries and a bit of half-n-half.
So far this is really working for me. I am not hungry at all except after breakfast. I'll get into that in another post. After eating lunches and dinners with more veggies than I usually put on a plate. I feel much more satisfied. I think this is working so much better to eat more veggies than to tell myself to eat less carbs or meats.
Want to join me?