Good morning! 😎
Mal’s school canceled school again due to snow, so we get to hang out all day! Hooray!! Of course, having Mal at home during the day is awesome, but I get absolutely nothing done. I’d much rather spend time with him than my computer. Hopefully, I can crank out a bunch of work this morning and spend the remainder of the day with him.
Weirdly, I didn’t wake up starving for breakfast like I normally do. But, I’m always in the mood for peanut butter, so I made myself a piece of toasted with Teddie spread on top.
On the side, I had some fruit salad.
And a glass of iced coffee as usual. This batch of coffee was so strong! 😯 I ended up adding a lot more soy milk to it to water it down.
Earlier this week, I stumbled upon an article in Real Simple called “The 30 Healthiest Foods.” Real Simple went out and asked the country’s top dietitians and nutritionists to tell them which superpowered ingredients we should be incorporating into our diets regularly. Here are their top picks:
- Whole-Grain Pasta
- Peanut and Nut Butters
- Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Chicken Breasts
- Wild Salmon
- Black Beans
- Sweet Potatoes
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- Kidney Beans
- Skim Milk
That’s quite a list, right? I immediately saw it and knew it would be perfect for a month-long challenge. I already eat and enjoy most of these foods, but there are a bunch that aren’t on my radar, so challenging myself to eat each of them before the end of the month is a great way to jazz-up my diet and try some new recipes.
Over the course of the month, I’ll update this post as I check-off foods from the list, so feel free to stop back and see how I incorporate these ingredients into my meals and snacks.
CNC Anniversary Giveaway
Just a heads up to make sure that you follow me!! My 3-year blog anniversary is tomorrow, so OpenSky has offered to giveaway a ridiculous prize, and I know you’ll want to win it. I’ll announce the prize tomorrow morning. Get ready!
Question of the Day
Do you eat foods just because they are nutritious or are your food choices based solely on taste?
I’m a little on the fence about sardines, but I’m going to give them a fair chance!
P.S. I’m hosting a cereal giveaway over on Trading Up Downtown today!