That one simple word can bring a smile or grimace to people’s faces. Or heck…maybe even both.
The one thing that most people can agree on is that we all have one (or more) foods that we can eat constantly. Me? I have a lot of them.
Here’s the top ten foods that I could live off of forever (in completely random order):
10. Pico de Gallo – I love most Mexican foods and this fresh and bright dip is no different. I use it with chips, but it would work amazingly with chicken as well.
9. Salmon – I was born on the Canadian west coast so salmon was a staple for most grocery stores and restaurants. As a kid, I used to love eating salmon, especially when it was grilled. Sadly, I had gone off eating it for a long time until just recently when I tried the most amazing salmon with a Mediterranean sauce. Salmon is also great with a simple lemon and dill sauce as well. Yum!
8. Grapefruit / Mandarin Oranges – Now, before you all look at me quizzically.. I know one is an orange and one isn’t. I put these both here because I love them both equally. I spent one summer when I was 17 down in Central Florida (amazing spot!!) and my diet mostly consisted of citrus fruits – grapefruit in particular. I ended up losing 15 pounds during my trip.
7. Vanilla Greek Yoghurt – I had been a yoghurt lover since I was a kid, but when I tried this thicker version.. I was hooked. I’ve tried a few different versions (definitely not a fan of the fruit on the bottom types) and found a vanilla bean version that hits the spot.
6. Corn on the Cob – This one was simple. It’s healthy, yummy and tastes amazing when BBQ’d. Enough said :)
5. Chicken – This particular meat is pretty much a clean slate and I think that is why it’s so appealing to me. My husband is an amazing cook and can turn chicken, lemon juice and some spices into a really yummy dinner.
4. Turkey Breast and Dijon Mustard – My name is Samantha.. and I am a sucker for a good sandwich. Take turkey breast, a good Dijon mustard and slip it between two pieces of 12 grain bread. Add a glass of grapefruit juice and maybe some raw veggies and you have one heck of a lunch in my books.
3. Raw Green and Red Peppers – I am a fan of most raw vegetables, but these in particular I have a serious love for. Whether they’re in a balsamic vinaigrette, dipped in hummus or just eaten raw, they are great snacks.
2. Hummus – There are two ways (currently) that I enjoy chick peas. One way is dry roasted in the oven with some spices and the other is made into hummus. Chick peas, olive oil, tahini (a sesame paste), lemon juice, salt and garlic make up this middle eastern delicacy.
1. Whole Wheat Pasta with Four Cheese sauce – Did I mention that I had Italian blood running through my veins? This is my go-to comfort food whenever I feel lousy or it’s a rainy day. If I really want to indulge though, I’ll grate some fresh parmigiano reggiano on top.
Well there they are. If you noticed that most of these foods are more on the healthy side – you’re right. I am trying in 2016 to eat healthier and ditch the junk food, so I thought this would be a start.
Till the next time guys!!