food flirts - week 2

Activity 1: Eat brown rice.  This was so yummy and filling, and eating short grain brown rice as a meal or side has made me feel really good.  In fact, I've shed a couple pounds this week, and since high school I have pretty much maintained the same weight regardless of exercise or diet. 

Simple brown rice

*Add 1 c. brown rice, 2 c. water, and a pinch of salt to a small pan. 
*Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to low heat for 50 minutes.
*Remove from heat and allow to steam for a few extra minutes.
*Serves 2.

Activity 2: Add in vegetables and fruits.  Asparagus, strawberries, avocado, grapes, edamame, and apples made their way into our grocery cart.  My own personal triumph was having a baked sweet potato for lunch at school, where it can be notoriusly hard to find an unprocessed lunch.

Activity 3: Read Food Rules, by Michael Pollan.  Love this book.  It is filled with about 60 rules regarding healthy food habits.  You don't have to memorize them all...mostly they just stink in your head when you're roaming the grocery store.  Today I turned down half-and-half filled with "words a third grader couldn't pronounce," and I'm getting excited for our local farmers' markets to start up again soon.


Kris said...

That's nice of you. The food you have specified is in fact nutritious. With this we can maintain our health and be fit.

tiny twig said...

lindsey! i don't think you NEED to shed any pounds. seriously, girl?! :)

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