Ahhh February… the month of love. It’s this month that for some reason or other, I tend to use the word “love” a lot… related to food that is =). I “love” red grapefruit. I “love” celery. I “love” spicy pickles. I “love” alfalfa sprouts. I “love” bananas. I “love love love” cored pineapple! I “love LOVE LOOOOVE” chocolate! (More on chocolate as we approach Valentine’s Day). There are so many wonderful foods to love that are not only delicious but also nutritious.
Yes, foods can love you back!
And if you haven’t felt the love back yet from your food, it’s about time!
I put an extra bit of love in my fridge this month and stocked it (with the help of Fresh Direct) with foods that I know will always love me back. In life, we tend to feel the safest and most loved by those who love us unconditionally – faults and flaws included. Unconditional love makes you feel so good because it is reliable and constant and you feel the effects of it for a long time to come. The same goes with nutritious food that is good for you and your body. Case in point, brussel sprouts, for example, will always be reliably nutritious, constantly available, and the health benefits will be felt for years to come if you make it a part of your diet now. Yes brussel sprouts are not the most tasty – they can be a bit hard and dry and tasteless if not cooked or seasoned right. These are it’s faults/flaws but because it is such a nutritious food, I hope you will consider and learn to love this vegetable unconditionally as I do. (I will discuss brussel sprouts in depth in an upcoming post).
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak into my fridge today and an inkling as to what foods I will be writing about in the next few days. On the top shelf of my fridge is a blood orange, a tangelo, a lemon, and a red grapefruit with lots of orange juice and grapefruit juices in the back. My favorite brand of spicy whole pickles and some bananas. And of course, filtered water. The second shelf is stocked with a mix of baby spinach and Spring mix greens for salads, alfalfa sprouts, a bag of brussel sprouts, a red onion, and cartons of fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, and my most favorite of all berries – blackberries!) Finally, the bottom shelf is stocked with lots of green leafy vegetables – broccoli, celery, more sprouts, and my most favorite veggie – OKRA!
Remember, natural color in your foods is always a good thing. So rule of thumb, keep that fridge as colorful as you can!
I tend to stock my fridge using online shopping as well as making a trip to the health food store. I like being able to touch, feel, and squeeze if I have to, some fresh produce and also browse to see if I stumble across something new for my basket of nutritious goodies. There are things that can be missed so I make time to do both.
Peak away and happy grocery shopping!