Foods You Should Eat to Maintain Your Health
First we had healthy food products, now we have healthy ingredients! Serious Eats posted this list of 11 Healthy Foods a few weeks ago and for the sake of eating healthy, we thought we’d pass it along.
Sadly, I only consume 5/11 of these foods…and not on that regular of a basis. I’m all for the pomegranate juice (you might remember I have an obsession with POM tea). I adore blueberries and cinnamon and pumpkin (I wasn’t steering you wrong when I challenged you all to eat a pumpkin a day!), along with pumpkin seeds!
It’s the other foods on the list that are causing trouble.
Like for instance, beets. I’m sorry to those who like them, but I HATE beets, and I think it’s because I tried borscht (a soup made out of beets) at too young of an age. Hopefully I’ll get over that one day. Swiss chard pops up in recipes everywhere but my problem is I don’t know where to find it! I can’t say whether or not I like it, because I don’t actually know how it tastes. Sardines freak me out..especially when they come in cans. Cabbage is ok, but I wouldn’t put it at the top of my list of foods I crave and love. Then, there’s turmeric. Where am I supposed to get my regular source of turmeric? Guess I’ll have to start cooking with it…And lastly, there are prunes. I don’t really like prunes, but I guess I will tolerate them if you make me some tzimmes (a traditional Jewish dish made from carrots, sweet potatoes, and prunes).
But hey, I suppose I’ll make the effort to put more of these foods in my regular diet, even if I don’t like them. And as always, we have some recipes that might help you incorporate these ingredients in yours too.
Pork with Turnips and Anchovies
Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Black Olives and Anchovies
Pizza a la Palermitana