Last weekend, I was sitting with my friend, Jodi, at the Olympia Farmer's Market. Whenever I go there I feel a little push to eat that way more often. I'm not ready for any raw food diets or anything, but I decided to challenge myself to cut out all the junk, and try to only eat with what is available at the market. Okay, for the most part, anyway.
I'm not about to start churning my own butter and I won't know how to begin producing flour for the bread, scones, and things I want to make! But I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to healthier eating. If you know me, you know I am the kind of person who could have M&Ms for breakfast, a slice of pizza and a Snickers for lunch, and a bowl of ice cream for dinner. I sometimes (ok, often) eat like a 12 year old left home alone. Not this month!! All those packaged, processed foods are out. Enter leafy greens and things grown locally.
My friend has decided to do the challenge along with me! We did decide coffee and tea are fair game- no restrictions. Her biggest challenge will be not going out to eat. Mine is going to be all those candies and pastries...oh, and the pizza! We did agree that pies and other sweet things were okay, but it all had to be made from scratch. This is only week one but I already feel better about moving away from all these convienent foods I seemed to eat in abundance.
Today, I headed down to the market again and had bags filled with beets, kale, swiss chard, mushrooms, tomatoes, and fresh fruit. Here's what I made for a late lunch; sauted onion, mushroom, garlic, and kale. I also used some of the filling for a stuffed portabella mushroom with some of my favorite cheese over top (Seattle's Beechers Flagship). It's a pretty delicious adventure so far.
ps. We'll see if I can keep this up all month...and maybe (fingers crossed) beyond.
I would love to hear about what YOU eat!