While this question may not be as elusive as what a fox says…
I still think there are a lot of people who are going to ask it.
The simple answer is EVERYTHING! There isn’t a single food that I cut out of my life after becoming a Dietitian. I personally don’t believe in “good” or “bad” foods. I believe food is food but foods serve different purpose and I eat it in differing amounts based on it’s purpose.
What I’m saying in a nutshell is that that one word Dietitian’s love to use but no one understands what it means….MODERATION! I live by an 80/20 rule. Where 80% of the food I eat is great for my body and maybe 20% isn’t the greatest choices but it makes me happy and sane.
So what did I eat today? Here’s a sample of a pretty typical day….
I started my day with my coffee. My need for coffee is summed up perfectly by this.
Then I tried a new Kashi Cereal today, Blueberry Oat Clusters & Flakes. Usually I’m very partial to my Kashi Go Lean, but I was out. I ate 1 cup of the cereal with 1/2 cup skim milk and half of a banana.
Mandarin orange. I love this time of year! I go through an unhealthy amount of mandarin oranges (note I am being sarcastic about the unhealthy, oranges are healthy! ;))
Sweet Kale Salad from Costco! I cannot get enough of this salad. It is sooo yummy!!! I actually sauté mine for a bit in a little bit of olive oil. I find cabbage and kale to be quite bitter but you sauté it for a couple minutes and it’s delicious! I also cooked up a chicken breast and added half of it to my salad.
Apples with peanut butter! Yummmm…one of my favourite snacks.
I tried out a new recipe tonight and made Jambalaya. I don’t think I’ve ever actually had Jambalaya before because it has shrimp in it and I’m not a fan. But my husband LOVES jambalaya so I figured it was time to give it a try. I just took out my portion before finishing up his portion with added shrimp. I followed this recipe, kind of. I didn’t use any bacon or ham – I found those to be a little unnecessary in a recipe already calling for 3 different types of meats and it was an easy way to cut down on the sodium in this recipe. I also used brown rice instead of white and only used chicken broth (because that’s what I had on hand).
It turned out pretty good. I wouldn’t say Jambalaya is my favourite dish but I liked it. Tom said it was great, so I’ll take that as a win! I also had a glass or red wine with supper….remember that 20%.