What’s For Dinner? : Let’s Be Honest

Friends and family often ask, “What do you really eat?” I guess they think that I’m fabricating when I say, “I eat real food, mostly plants, some chicken and lots of fish.” I don’t eat bread, pasta, processed foods or much sugar. (Yes, you can live without simple carbohydrates.) Those of you who know me, know that I’m not perfect. 🙂 I do love a glass or two of wine.

I save my carbohydrate calories for an amazing piece of dessert to share or a square of dark chocolate. If I eat bread it better be spectacular sour dough right out of the oven or to me it isn’t worth eating.

Every day is a reason to celebrate with fresh healthy food, not an excuse to feast on the average American diet of processed foods and sugar.

If you want to feel better then start with eating right.

It works, I promise.

Let’s play a game of What’s for Dinner?

This is actually how I create meals for my family. I buy the freshest, seasonal ingredients so my refrigerator is stocked with vegetables, fruits, lean meats and fish. The secret of course is to actual eat the produce that you buy. 😉

Here’s what’s in the house

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Tomatoes
Italian squash
Eggplant
Red and orange peppers
Basil
Chicken breast or tofu
Olive oil
Any herbs or spices you like

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This is how I play the dinner game.

Pick a cuisine

Italian, Mexican, Indian, American, Fusion

Now add your spices
Italian – basil, oregano, garlic
Indian – ginger, turmeric, curry blends
Mexican – jalapeños, chili powder, cumin
Fusion- Any herb or spice will do. It’s your palette, mix any flavors that appeal to you.

Bake it, sauté it, braise it, or grill it

What will you make for dinner?
Stay tuned and I’ll show you what I made for dinner in my next post.

 

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Really a great way to decide whats for dinner, I need to eliminate bread. pasta etc from my diet as well. I did before and lost weight and felt great. Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables is always in my kitchen as well and I include in every meal. Your menu is never boring the way you go about choosing what to make.

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  2. What a great secretion…so many options!!!

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  3. And yes, I get asked the same thing all the time…so, what DO you eat???

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    1. I bet you do get asked. Eating real food is such a foreign concept for most people in the “1st World”. It’s why we (Americans at least) are so sick. Keep posting about clean eating my friend. I’m listening.
      🙂

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      1. Thank you, I will 🙂 xx

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  4. This looks great to me. That is the way I eat most of the time…

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    1. I would die a slow death (literally) if I had to give up real food. Thanks for stopping by Julie.

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  5. emiliopasquale says:

    No meat or chicken for us. No tofu, either, as most is GMO. We do eat fish and have recently discovered a farm where one can pick their own non-GMO veggies and fruit. In the desert, no less. A few weeks ago we picked 9 lbs of tomatoes and made our own spaghetti sauce. (Yes, we do eat spaghetti. I’m Italian and have tried rice and quinoa variations of pasta but they’re not very good). Eggplant is one of our favorites.

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