Thursday, April 12, 2007

Favourite Foods

I have discovered a great combination of foods for a dessert that I LOVE and is fairly healthy too. Cut up apple (green apples work best but it's still nice with whatever apples you have), several dollops of natural yoghurt and a drizzle of honey. It's such a great mixture of flavours and textures. I've never really been a big fan of honey but have been using it more in my attempts to reduce the amount of white sugar we consume. I think it's kind of growing on me as a "sweet treat" and because it really is very sweet, you don't need to use very much.

My other favourite food at the moment is celery pieces with cheese. No idea why I'm craving celery but at least it's a real food. It actually seems to be quite a good substitute for my chipaholic cravings.

With Easter having just past, I can't say my attempts to keep white sugar out of my diet are going all that well. :-) Chocolate chip hot cross buns - way too yummy for my waistline!!! LOL. But I figure the most important thing with improving our health through diet is to keep learning and trying new things.

My next experiment will be to find a bean or legume that I like cold to have on my lunch time salad. That will be interesting as I'm a fairly new convert to eating legumes and beans much at all, let alone eating them cold. Coming into winter we'll probably eat more soups for lunch and they're much easier for including beans and legumes. If I get game enough to try them cold, I'll let you know how it goes. :-)


emma said...

Can I suggest chick peas in your salad?

Anonymous said...

Or a small can of 4 beans? I like to drizzle some balsamic vinegar on them and let them sit for a little while before mixing them into my salad.

lightening said...

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try them both. That's a good idea with the vinegar - will have to try that. I usually use apple cider vinegar as a dressing on my salad anyway. Haven't yet tried balsamic vinegar. The dark colour has been putting me off. How different is it from white vinegar and apple cider vinegar in flavour? Anyone know?

WendyC said...

I like cannelini (sp) beans in salad with olive oil and lemon juice. They work really well with cooked green beans. Add onion and olives if you have some and you have a great meal.

Anonymous said...

Try making a salad with kidney beans, coriander, red onion if you like it raw, lemon juice and olive oil as a dressing. I think that it is not as off-putting as some of the other legumes as they have a beautiful colour. Use the tinned ones so that you don't have to soak and cook etc.