so, with it being the New Year naturally this month's Real Simple had an article about the 30 Healthiest Foods - "super foods." I glanced over it, and then a day or so later when I was reminded of it, I asked the boys if they'd like to try some of these super foods this year. Initially, the way I remembered it, I thought there were 50 foods, so about one super food a week. Well, when I got the magazine out again, I realized that it was only 30 foods. Much easier to do, right?
A couple things we already eat often - skim milk, boneless skinless chicken breasts, broccoli, black beans and kidney beans. A few things we've tried before - with little success - like avocados and mushrooms. But overall, I think it will be kind of a fun adventure for all of us.
This week I bought mangoes because I thought for sure they were a super food... my Real Simple had a mango smoothie recipe... Walker had three servings of it, and Wilson liked it too. One mango was more ripe than the other, I think if they were both equally ripe it would've been even more spectacular. Brad wasn't feeling well so he opted out of the mango smoothie...
... which I guess is fine, because its not even one of the super foods. Nice.
I decided I would start marking them in the magazine and picking one (or two) to add to the cart. Maybe that way I can stick to the actual list. I did buy some edamame (on the list) and oranges (also on the list) and right now a blueberry pie is baking in the oven... is it still super if its in a pie? Maybe a little.
I doubt that sardines or bulgur will ever make their way into our regular rotation, but I figure if we can add a few super foods here and there, then we'll be moving in the right direction. And that's what its all about.