Happy Friday and Happy August! August means it’s IRONMAN month… I can’t believe it! I turned the calendar this morning and reality hit me, I will become an Ironman this month! I am really excited and really scared at the same time!
Continuing with the YOU challenge, today’s topic is FIVE FOODS. I am excited to share five of my favorite foods with you today!
it’s really hard for me to narrow my favorite foods down to just five! But, if I could only eat FIVE FOODS for the rest of my life, this is what they would be:
1. Dark Leafy Greens: Kale & Arugula
I love my leafy greens! Sometimes I think I might even turn into a rabbit I eat them so much. My favorite leafy greens are baby kale, arugula and micro greens. I make a salad for lunch daily, that usually includes all three of these types of greens. Writing the benefits of eating dark, leafy greens could take up an entire blog post alone… they are SO good for you!
I am a sucker for some good granola! My favorite is Purely Elizabeth Granola, which is sweetened with Coconut Sugar (a low glycemic sugar). I eat this stuff straight from the bag and in my yogurt. I also love making my own granola, when I have the time for it:) The key thing with granola is making sure it doesn’t have a ton of added sugar! That’s what I like the Purely Elizabeth kind!
I could eat an entire tub of guacamole in one sitting, this stuff is seriously addicting. My favorite kind of guacamole is homemade or the fresh guac from Whole Foods. I consider guacamole to be it’s own meal:)
4. Organic Apples (Pink Lady and Macintosh when in season)
An apple away keeps the doctor away:) I love apples, especially Pink lady’s and Macintosh, when they are picked locally. my favorite time of year is fall in New England when we can go and pick apples! I always try and buy organic apples because they are high on the Dirty Dozen List.
Sometimes I think I am addicted to almonds, I eat so many of them. I love anything to do with almonds… whole almonds, almond butter, trail mix with almonds, etc. My favorite almonds are the Trader Joes Unsalted Roasted Almonds and Marcona Rosemary Almonds.
What are some foods you can’t live without?