Foodie Favorites That ARE For Me.

I had fun writing the post about Foodie Favorites that are NOT for me, so I thought it would be fun to share some foodie favorites that I was exposed to through other blogs and are now some of my favorites.

1. Oatmeal.  DSC_0043I really think this one goes without saying because I literally eat oatmeal EVERY SINGLE MORNING. I usually eat it sweet with banana, peanut butter and almond milk, but sometimes I make it savory with an egg and cheese.  Believe it or not, I didn’t really eat oatmeal until I saw it on every. single. other blog that I read.  Toast with peanut butter and banana used to be the go-to, so I guess I haven’t changed that much, huh?

2. Natural Peanut might be the third time you’re seeing that picture, but it’s a good example of the ooey-gooey goodness of natural peanut butter.  On one of the many blogs I used to read, the author would eat yogurt with the drippiest swirls of peanut butter I had ever seen.  My good ole Skippy never did that!  I figured out that it was unfrigerated natural PB that does the trick.  Perfection.

3. Kale (and Kale Chips).DSC_0105editI read about kale chips on a few blogs and decided to give it a go and I’m in looooove.  I even got my mom to love them and now she makes them with dinner, as shown above.  Raw kale is tough and hard to chew/ digest, but with EVOO and S&P, they crisp up and taste awesome.

4. Quinoa.DSC_0008I hadn’t even HEARD of quinoa before reading blogs, but it has been a part of my life ever since.  It’s great as breakfast cereal, with lunch, or dinner.

5. Almond Milk.


Dairy milk has never been my thing.  I just don’t like it.  So when I tried almond milk, it was life-changing!  It’s creamy, sweet, and finally something I can put on cereal.  I love it.

6. Green Smoothies.


If you asked me three years ago what I thought about fruit smoothies with spinach or kale (or no fruit at all- just vegetables), I would have said THAT’S DISGUSTING.  Why would anyone put vegetables in a smoothie?!  Well now I know!  You can’t taste them!  (Although kale gets kind of chunky).  A couple handfuls of spinach adds vitamins and minerals and a little funky color, without any weird taste.  Carrots get nice and smooth and give your smoothie a bright, fun color.

I don’t have smoothies often (mostly because I don’t have a blender at school), but in the summer, my favorite combinations are:

  • Banana, yogurt, spinach, peanut butter, and cocoa powder.
  • Beet, lemon, spinach, and some sort of fruit.
  • Carrot, apple, and other fruit.
  • Strawberry, mango, carrot, spinach.

Really anything works!

That’s it!  I bet the list goes on and on, but those are the big ones that come to mind!  Thanks, healthy-living blog community 🙂

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