Let's Talk: Healthful Eating, Recipes, New Products, Etc.
Although I am really enjoying all of this great inspiring and informative talk about healthful eating over on Kiki's original "Conscious Cleanse", I feel guilty that some of us ~Me~ have taken it off track from exchanging info about this cleanse to talking about more healthful eating ideas, recipes, etc. Sorry Kiki! I'd love to continue our conversations here so that her thread can focus back on her original questions about this cleanse. Can we do that here?
I've gotten so jazzed about it all that when DH took me to go grocery shopping last night (I still can't drive since my hand surgery), we spent an hour and a half looking at new products (for us), comparing ingredients and stats and trying to come up with menu ideas for the things we bought. It was exhausting but a lot of fun as well.
* Pastas: I'm in the process of switching over from regular pastas to whole grain pastas. I buy them in the types available, but last night found organic Ancient Quinoa Harvest brand pasta. Being able to only use my left hand to eat for at least the next 5 weeks longer, I bought their Rotelle to try, probably this weekend. I also picked up a bag of whole wheat orzo.
I love orzo! Any others you've tried that are good? Awful?
* Bagels: we love bagels, lox with cream cheese but switched a year ago to the whole grain bagel thins instead. To make our weekend breakfast even more healthful I top them with a mashed avocado, diced tomato and slivered Vidalia onion. I just can't give up my weekend bagel breakfast completely!
*Flour: I am not into baking and we try to limit desserts to once a week . I can't even remember the last time I baked a cake or cupcakes. Years! But, I do like to make yummy, healthful muffins for breakfast. Trying to get away from white flour, at least partially, I try to use part whole wheat. Last night I picked up a smallish bag of Red Mill's whole ground flaxseed meal. Am going to try and use some in my yummy, healthful Morning Glory Muffins and hope I don't ruin them (LOL)! Any other ideas?
*Sugar: we are trying to cut back on white sugar. Using honey and organic blue agave instead. I am very allergic to the artificial sweetener Aspertame/Aspartamine, so we don't use anything artificial now. Tried sucrose but thought it tasted awful.
* Green Leafy Vegetables Are My Friends (LOL)! These days I put fresh baby kale in just about everything. Lots of fresh spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, too.
Well, my left arm is killing me from overuse (LOL), so
I'll stop here and let you all chime in. Ideas? New foods to try? Recipes that actually taste good?