|Blueberries from my garden!|
|Tomatoes and peppers, fresh in season; canned when out of season.|
|You know the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."|
|Sweet bell peppers|
|Green tea, four cups per day.|
|I love garlic and use it in many dishes I cook.|
|Cucumber, to make Sassy Water, add to salads or sliced and sprinkled with lemon pepper. Cucumbers have many, many health benefits!|
|Black beans and beets|
|I love walnuts|
|Extra virgin olive oil|
|Honey, preferably raw and unfiltered|
|Turmeric, to make a tea that's good for joint health|
|Cinnamon in my yogurt each morning|
|Ginger, ground or fresh. I preserve fresh ginger in a jar with vodka. It lasts indefinitely! Add ginger to tea and some dishes I prepare.|
|Avocado. Leftovers placed in a jar and stored with lemon juice will keep it from turning dark.|
The other reason I'm very careful about what I eat is to avoid weight gain and potential diseases that could occur as time passes.
Other items that a part of my diet include peanut butter, yogurt, eggs, leafy greens, chick peas and onion. A recent addition is Tofu. With my switch to a vegetarian diet, I take care to ensure I get enough protein.
So my diet is mainly Mediterranean, which is highly touted as a healthy one.
I am not obsessed with what I eat but I've just trained myself to eat without fussing about it too much. The good news is that since my husband has also gone vegetarian, I'm not spending as much time cooking meals.
What about you? Do you have any recommendations for eating a healthy diet?