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Thursday, July 12, 2012

3 Foods to Eat Every Day

Hey, High School is tough.
  1. The Long John - basically a long chocolate donut with an icing filling
  2. Lays KC Masterpiece BBQ Chips
  3. Chili Cheese Burritos - from Taco Bell... 
...went my old list of three foods to eat every day. No joke. I'm not sure how I made it through high school. And no, I'm not talking about my questionable fashion statements. I mean, how I made it through the day? How I was able to think straight on such a diet? Or play sports? They should have given me an award. As a matter of fact...they still should. I should get an award for being as successful as I was given the fuel I consumed. Who eats a Long John and a glass of milk for breakfast...for several years...and stays awake and alert enough to learn anything? Me. I had sat in learning classes for learned important things to me in high school. (What? English was my 1st hour class.)

Now my list goes like this:
This is just a random image.
Any resemblance is purely coincidental.
  1. Almonds - I keep a stash of these bad boys near my desk. One handful each afternoon - a quick easy snack  that comes packed with heart healthy B vitamins, vitamin E, zinc, and magnesium. Plus, they help stave off hunger until your next meal time. Check out Aldi, once again, for a steal on almonds. 
  2. Blueberries - these antioxidant rich little guys also contain vitamin C. I like to buy frozen blueberries (which are frozen at peak freshness) and toss some into my morning smoothie, bowl of oatmeal or into a batch of pancakes - kids love them. Buy frozen blueberries in bulk to save some cash money.
  3. Black Beans - More B vitamins here which boost your heart health. You can also find protein, calcium, iron and fiber in black beans. If I am honest...I don't get black beans into my diet every day. But I look for inexpensive canned soups that contain black beans (and low amounts of sodium), or I'll buy a can of black beans and add them to a dip, or to any hot dish...and you know how Minnesotans love the hot dish. If you have some Bear Grylls in you, you could always grow your own black beans. By the way, go easy on introducing beans into your daily diet...for obvious reasons. After a while, though, you should be fine. 
I am going to go make a few phone calls and get someone on that award of mine. I think we should come up with a name for it first, though. Leave some Award Name ideas in the comment section below. The winning submission will get a mention in my next post...which is like winning your own award. Trust me, it is. You will feel proud.


1 comment:

  1. Ryan you crack me & Dad up!! Purely coincidental?? We thought it looked just like you!!! I love black beans & blueberries. Don't eat almonds too often tho?? Like them but forget about them?

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