I saw this a while back on Tina’s blog and thought it might be just the thing for summer blogging. Kinda like a chick flick. Or chick lit by the pool. Light reading. Well, summer’s long gone and I never got around to publishing this post. But I’ve had apples on my mind lately, this time of year.
So here you have it… my food ABCs:
A is for Apple: What’s your favorite variety?
My very favorite is Macouns but you can’t buy them here in the Midwest. I still remember picking up a bag at a roadside stand in New Hampshire many years ago. Yum.
B is for Bread: Regardless of nutrition, what is your favorite type?
Wellll, if you’ve been reading long you know I have a bit of an obsession with bread. LOVE it. Too much. So pretty much I don’t eat it anymore. My favorite might be something hot and crusty fresh from the oven. Or a bagel or two or three. Sigh.
C is for Cereal: What is your favorite kind currently?
Okay, another food that tempts me. I really do like most high fiber cereals. Just can’t keep them around. I tend to pour them into a cup and mindlessly munch. If healthiness was no object, I love granola.
D is for Donuts: You might not currently eat them, but what kind do you fancy?
Can’t remember the last time I ate one. There were two large boxes at the family reunion brunch we went to in June and I easily managed to resist them. My favorite would probably be a warm glazed one. When I was pregnant with my first son I craved the little powdered sugar ones that come in a package.
E is for Eggs: How would you like yours prepared?
We keep hard-boiled eggs in the fridge; they make a great snack. Even my teen would eat them before he left for college. But now, thanks to my cholesterol issues, I just eat the whites.
F is for Fat Free: What is your favorite fat free product?
Well, right now I’d like to say cheese. Since my quest to lower my bad cholesterol has heated up, I’ve been trying to find fat-free versions with little success. Fat Free Kraft Swiss Singles have really grown on me.
G is for Groceries: Where do you purchase yours?
My closest store is HyVee and I know where everything is so it’s the fastest shopping experience. (Yes, this uber-planner likes to put her grocery list roughly in order of the store aisles.) I also shop frequently at my local Super Target and my husband buys lots of stuff for us at Costco.
H: is for Hot Beverages: What is your favorite hot drink?
This one is easy! Last year I discovered some great hot decaf teas. Two of my current favorite flavors are coconut cocoa and cinnamon cardamom. But I finally made the switch to a green tea for mornings… hoping for all the purported health benefits.
I is for Ice Cream: Pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
Oh this is like asking a mom to pick her favorite child! I’m the person who goes to the ice cream parlor and has to get more than one flavor because I can’t decide. You should see how many samples I have at the gelato store! One of my top picks would have to be cinnamon ice cream with chocolate chips mixed in. Yum.
J is for Jams or Jellies: Do you eat them? If so, what kind and flavor?
Nope. Used to like strawberry preserves back in the days when I ate PB&J sandwiches.
K is for Kashi: Name your favorite Kashi product?
I like the crackers and the cereals a lot, but don’t keep them in the house anymore. (Yep, more red-light foods.) So I guess I need to go with some of the frozen dinners. I keep a couple in the freezer for “emergencies.” And I take the bars with me when I travel.
L is for Lunch: What was yours today?
Since I’ll be posting this in the wee hours of the morning, I haven’t had lunch yet today. So, I’ll go with what I ate on the last day I worked on the draft: a Hungry Girl recipe for “Sloppy Joe’s” made with ground turkey breast and broccoli slaw. Very low-cal. And, of course, I skip the bun:)
M is for microwave: What is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
I make “refried” beans in the crock-pot once a week and reheat them in the microwave for breakfast every day.
N is for nutrients: Do you likes carbs, fats, or proteins best?
Oh, hands down I LOVEEEEEE carbs best. So I really work hard to eat more protein instead:)
O is for oil: What kind do you like to use?
I have a Misto mister filled with olive oil that I use pretty much daily on roasted veggies. Much thanks to my wise readers for telling me about this gadget.
P is for protein: How do you get yours?
I make a conscious effort to eat more and try to have some at most meals. My breakfast I mentioned above, beans, has protein. For lunches I usually have protein (with veggies) like leftovers from dinner the night before or black bean burgers or salmon burgers.
Q is for Quaker: How do you like your oats?
I rarely eat them anymore (see my comment above about trying to get more protein and less carbs) but when I do I go for steel cut and add a bit of sugar-free maple syrup and some ground flax.
R is for roasting: What is your favorite thing to roast?
Veggies! They taste so much better roasted! Wish I’d discovered this years ago.
S is for sandwich: What’s your favorite kind?
Well you might have guessed that since I don’t eat bread much anymore I pretty much don’t have sandwiches. But I could sure go for a panini right now:) And I used to love me some peanut butter and jelly. Since I ate while driving on last two road trips, I packed sandwiches: thin sliced ham and turkey with low-fat swiss and a bit of mustard on whole grain sandwich thins.
T is for travel: How do you handle eating while traveling?
Not very well. But I’m working on it!
U is for unique: What is one of your weirdest food combos?
My husband would probably say macaroni and cottage cheese with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. But I haven’t had it in years.
V is for vitamins: What kind do you take?
I have a horrible gag reflex and really struggle to swallow big pills so I take an adult chewable multivitamin.
X is XRAY: If we xrayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
Ah, nothing:) I’m typing this with just tea sloshing around in there since it’s pretty early in the morning.
Y is for youth: What food reminds you of your childhood?
Z is for zucchini: How do you prepare it?
I rarely eat it but my favorite healthy way is as “pancakes” with shredded zucchini, some egg and parmesan cheese, sautéed. Very tasty.
Now it’s your turn! Pick a few letters, maybe that spell your name or your initials, and share your answers. Or do the whole alphabet on your own blog:)