I am a flexitarian who believes in eating good whole foods.
I stay away from most processed foods with the exception of my brown rice pastas, wraps, and bread. I’m gluten intolerant so that keeps me in check from eating the entire bread basket at restaurants. I do make my husband hold a piece of bread up for me to smell though. Yes, I actually do that.
I LOVE cheese/cow’s milk/yogurt, BUT it does NOT love me back. I’ll have cheese once in a while (every 2 months?), but trust me, I pay for it for a couple of days. And so does my poor husband who has to be around me. hehe
I eat meat once or twice a week. The hubs and I try to only purchase free range organic meats. The hubs hunts, and we honor that life that was sacrificed for us to eat. I went vegan for some of last year, and realized that although I think it is awful to eat factory farmed animals, I don’t find any harm in eating free range animals. You may be different. This is just how I feel.
We sometimes get our eggs from a friend who raises chickens in his backyard, and we got our turkey from another friend last year who raises about 20 in his backyard. We are all about the local produce and meats. Plus, in most cases, it saves you lot’s of money! And, it tastes a heck of a lot better than something that traveled 2,000 miles to my grocery store.
As I said before, we like to support our local farmers as well.
We are going to garden a lot this coming year with the help of Hometown Seeds. I will keep you updated on all that good stuff once it gets warmer!!
I LOVE to bake, and if I had to choose just one dessert to have for the rest of my life, it would be peanut butter chocolate chip cookies made with full fat and sugar. Life is too short to eat low-fat fake sugar store bought cookies.
Sweets are definitely my Kryptonite, and I have to be mindful of how much sugar I consume since I have the tendency to go overboard. I’m hypoglycemic, and when I don’t eat right (ie. eat a million cookies), I feel light headed, shaky, and bitchy. I’ve even fainted twice because of it.
I like good wine, but have been known to drink good cheap wine as well. Heh. During the racing season, however, alcohol is somewhat limited. This is not necessarily because I’m afraid of the weight gain during racing season b/c of alcohol, but because I’m a cheap date. I have a hangover if I have two glasses of wine. It is sad. Would you want to get up and run x amount of miles with a hangover? I didn’t think so.
So in essence, I try to cover the rainbow in a day that is as local as I can get it…
And eat a few cookies before bed a few times a week.