I'm not actually going to make any sweeping changes to our diet for the new year, just trying to get back into better eating habits. I know what to do, I just need to do it. I do want to include more diverse foods in our diet so we can get nutrients from a variety of sources. Some of these include:
Lentils - Making a pot of brown lentils that I can add to salad bowls throughout the week (tossed in some oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper) or adding red lentils to soups. E loves lentils, he likes how the pop open when he presses them with his fingers.
Beans - I like baked beans and although I have been unsuccessful with doing them from scratch so far, I will keep trying. I will also add beans to soups and salads.
Fish - Our local fish market changed hands recently and that means I'm happy to go back (not a fan of the old owners). I picked up some salmon last week and it was so good. We have been used to the Costco salmon that I have to freeze so I'm happy to upgrade. We are having haddock tonight :) Everyone loves fish in this house.
Greens - Wilted sautéed greens always look so good when other people are making them so I want to make them for us too. This is another thing that is so easy to do, I just never think of it. I got a huge head of kale with my grocery order this week so I'll be needing to do a few things with that. I also want to find some chard and other greens to use throughout the year.
What a great idea to include more variety! I saw Jacques Pepin making a black bean soup the other day. So simple and nutritious. I'm going to try. If good, I'll send you the link. Enjoy you new choices!ReplyDelete
Great idea! I like lentils a lot.ReplyDelete
Oh, I like all the food you're going to embrace this year. I need to think about ways of incorporating them into our meal plan.ReplyDelete
Love me some lentils as well. I love beans in general! I started to do dry instead of canned mostly and will never go back. Try sorghum if you want to do different grains.ReplyDelete