I recommend buying all of the following as organic products. That way, you can be sure that chemicals and pesticides are not entering your body. Here is the list of foods I eat regularly, in no particular order:
- Oatmeal: most often traditional oats, but also steel cut and quick-oats. I add frozen berries or a banana along with cinnamon.
- Salad: I know, this salad is an umbrella for many foods, but will detail this list another time. The base is usually a spring mix of romaine lettuces, radicchio, chard, spinach, and sometimes herbs. I don’t use any salad dressing or added oil because the olives and tomatoes provide enough taste and moisture for the salad to taste great. Overdoing salad dressing takes the taste of the vegetables away!
- Apples (and pears in season): If I’ve got them at home (and I almost always do), I eat at least two a day of these antioxidant-packed fruits. Usual varieties include Fuji and Gala. I am a huge pear fan as well when they are in season and typically go for Comice, Bartlett, or D’Anjou.
- Whole grain, flax, or oat bread: forget about white bread that provides no benefits
- Kidney Beans: loaded with fiber, iron, and protein. Black beans and Garbanzo beans are great substitutes, but I think Kidneys taste the best.
- Deli Turkey: Low in fat, high in protein and always good on a sandwich
- Nonfat Cottage Cheese: great source of protein in dairy
- Yogurt: great active cultures help to absorb calcium
- Chicken: I always get Chicken breasts that are very low in fat. Stay away from thighs which contain around three times as much saturated fat and total fat.
- Eggs: Usually 4 egg whites and I typically only one yolk (if at all)
Great foods I eat while at home but either do not have the means or am too lazy to make at school (this will be changing soon):
- Fresh, wild Salmon
- Cooked broccoli with garlic
- Warm vegetables: zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant
- Round Eye Steak: lowest fat/calorie cut. The round top cut is a good alternative.
- Tofu dishes
Drinks? There are basically only two things I regularly drink:
- Tea: green tea, white tea, and honeybush are the usual selections. I drink 2-3 cups a day.
As you can see, I basically eat very little non-organic “packaged” foods that can contain hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, and other toxins for the body.
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