Five Things I’m Adding to my Diet in 2012

Hey, it’s Five Things Wednesday!  Today I’m featuring five foods I intend to eat more of in 2012.  We’ll be deluged with new year’s resolutions about what not to do regarding food for the next few weeks.  True to my noncomforming nature, I’ll be posting about my resolve to take positive steps instead.  

The five things below are foods I already like, and that I know are good for me, but that I generally don’t eat very often for some reason.  I’ll be changing that in 2012.   In case you were wondering, this list definitely qualifies for the “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” dictum.

1.)  Almonds.  I like almonds.  Preferably roasted, with a little more salt than I should probably ingest.  I have to admit they aren’t my favorite nut, but they’re easily in my top three or four (behind cashews and pecans at least).  I go through phases where I snack on mixed nuts, but I’m narrowing that down to almonds in 2012.  And I’m committing to at least a handful of those a day.

2.) Spinach.  I like spinach.  It might be my favorite vegetable.  And not just because I want great big forearms.  Strangely enough, it’s kind of inconvenient to eat spinach.  Regardless, I’m committing to four servings a week of my leafy favorite.

3.)  Broccoli.  See above.  I’ve always liked broccoli, but I haven’t always made sure I ate enough of it.  That changes now.  Four servings a week, comin’ right up.

4.)  Yogurt.  There just doesn’t seem to be a convenient way to fit yogurt into my schedule.  I think I’ll start using it instead of milk with my cheerios and blueberries.  We’ll see how that works, and if it doesn’t work well, I’ll find another strategy.  I’m willing to commit to five servings a week.

5.) Salmon. Easily my favorite fish, and so good for me it’s ridiculous.  Kind of an overpowering odor, so I’ll have to work on ways not to stink up the office when I open up a container to mix up in a salad or put on a sandwich.  Three servings a week, minimum.

So there you have it.  I resolve to add food to my diet this year.  I encourage you to do the same.  As always, thanks for reading!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sharon on December 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    The yogurt is easy. It mixes nicely with blueberries and banana slices for breakfast. Add a quarter cup of granola for a little crunch. I’ve been eating it 5 mornings a week for almost a year now.


  2. Dude, yogurt is the only snack I can think of at work. I have a stash in the fridge and have been trying to figure out how to diversify! If you have a 3 pm snack, it’s a great answer.

    Also, I accidentally bought raw almonds and it turns out I like them better than roasted and salted. If you haven’t had them raw in a while, you should give them a spin.

    Sometimes I feel like all I do on your blog is talk about what I find delicious…


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