Eating Clean

That jam has no sugar. Those eggs are plain except for a few dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce. There is no butter on that spouted whole grain toast made without flour. Yum! It has a Yum Factor, and I'm not kidding.

After a night of perogies, sausage, sour cream, and fried onions, my heart and arteries gasped out and pleaded with me. They said, “Walsh, you have GOT to give us a break, we’re doing the best we can here, but seriously, just a break, even a small one would be nice”.

I sighed and listened to my tired heart and arteries, and headed out on this cold Sunday morning to my local Safeway and loaded up my cart with all things good: sprouted whole grain bread, whole wheat pita, red peppers, spinach, broccoli, green onions, apples, oranges, bananas, unsalted nuts, no-sugar jam, low fat yogurt and milk, etc. etc. You get the idea. I tossed in hyacinth to the mix, because nothing says “Spring is coming!” more than the strong floral scent of a pretty hyacinth sitting on the kitchen table in full sun.

Today, I am determined to “eat clean”. A term used by my friend and I (and I’m sure many others) when we eat things that aren’t processed, refined, full of chemicals, and things you can’t pronounce. Although most of the food I eat is “clean”, I do weaken when it comes to things like potato chips, popcorn (of course, not the popcorn itself, but the butter and salt that finds it way on it), sweets, and high fat dairy. If I cut these things out of my diet, I’d be thin I tell you. Thin.

Hopefully clean won’t mean boring, and I’ll get so excited with this, I’ll carry it on tomorrow. But I’m concentrating on today only, and will take it one step at a time. Wish me luck.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Khrys (Chris) says:

    We’re hooped if they put one of these in the foodcourt. I don’t care how many artificial plastic and chemical items are in the ingredients list, if it smells like hot, fresh bread, it goes in my mouth:
    (ingredients list @ the 30 second mark of the video)

    http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2011/02/the-french-bread-machine/

  2. Walsh Cooks says:

    Hm. I like it. Even better if they placed vending machines adjacent for some delicious cheeses, olives, and some wine (of course)! Or, for those who don’t dig wine, perhaps a nice dairy cow for fresh milk to drink, cream for our coffee, and butter for the baguette. Oooooh, I like it! *clap clap clap*

    I’ll see if I can find some government grant money to buy a cow.

  3. habanerogal says:

    Lets open up a taverna on a beach and eat olives and feta fish and the “occasional” glass of retsina Now that is my idea of clean eating !

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