I was thinking about 2 things recently.
1 - What everyone probably does...how food can be even healthier in the new year.
2 - Foods that seem unhealthy, but in reality aren't. At least not when I make my versions.
To the first, I do think that, by and large, my foods are healthier than not. However, I've gotten away from some things that I used to do. For example, I used applesauce for most of the fat in my baking. I don't do it as much now, but should get back to it more often again.
To the second, I was thinking about me having fried rice for breakfast the past 2 days when I had made it from veges that I'd cooked and frozen previously, and some meat or chicken.
In no way would the average person think of fried rice as healthy, being high in carbs/high glycemic index rice, and being fried.
However, I've felt great on it.
First, I'm using Minute Rice which is lower on the glycemic index than regular rice.
Second, I'm starting with onion, celery, broccoli, and greens, plus fresh ginger each day, as that's what was in the freezer. Vegetables, yeah! Ginger, yeah again!
Then, because I add meat or chicken to it, there's protein.
I use light olive oil, and while it may use more oil than some dishes, I don't use as much as some people.
The combination of protein, fat, and carbs, in balance, is really good for my blood sugar, and I don't get an excessive blood sugar drop in an hour or two.
So really, for me, fried rice is a good meal.
This year, my goal, as always, is to keep my sugary treats to once a week - like cookies and such, and to continue eating small pieces of my Suncup's each day. Not skipping, just keeping those portion sizes down, as I already do.
Also, I want to start using the applesauce in baking, as I said.
I want to increase vegetables in my diet. I'm a big vegetable eater, but $'s have kept them to a minimum, and prices are high most of the time.
And, I really want to have a freezer full of my meals again. It was really great when we did earlier last year.
How about you? What 'unhealthy' meal do you eat when you can, but it actually isn't all that unhealthy when you break it down?
And, what are your current food goals?