Thursday, January 16, 2014

Eating Healthier?

Family Circus

     I wouldn't call myself a healthy eater by choice.  When I was younger, I often came home from school and ate DingDongs, nachos, or 4 to 6 pecan twirls.  I've never been a big fan of rabbit food, aka salad, either.  Now I avoid lettuce on everything due to my difficulty in swallowing it.  Also, I'm not a big fruit eater. I like a few good peaches and bananas every once in a while.
    Well maybe I've turned a corner in my life by circumstances out of my control.  My swallowing test the other day recommended 'pureed foods' added to my diet.  So I bought a NutriBullet.  I'm just in the beginning of trying different things but so far so good.  My friend, Gloria, came over today and made me her version of a smoothie with greek yogurt.  Yesterday, I pureed Wendy's chili and could now eat what I had once given up.  I hope to add more things back into my food list with this new approach.
     May we all be willing to try new approaches to how we do things because it may be of benefit.  Yes I'm going to try 'salad' or spinach in a smoothie......soon.



  1. Use organic kale. It makes it look funny, but if you don't look at it, you won't even know it's there. Charity is addicted to it in her smoothies. You can put it in anything, and it doesn't alter the taste. And it's so healthy because it's a dark green leafy veggie. Thanks for the encouragement to try new things. We all get stuck sometimes.

  2. Love finding new recipes on FB. There are not many foods I will not eat, but I have been trying to eat healthier since the holidays.....trying to lose those extra 2013 pounds. Slowly but surely I will get there....been eating lots of "greens" too....and fresh veggies. A dear (now deceased) friend who was a dietician used to say, "There are no bad foods...moderation is the key." Finding that to be true, as well. Good luck with your NutriBullet and the trial runs! Bet you start loving it! Love you, T.

  3. Does it taste as good as the real thing. I love you, Angie and pray for you almost every day. In Him I put my trust. grace

  4. There was a time when I was so sick I could only eat fresh vegetables juices, smoothies, and soups. Thankfully it only lasted a few months, but I discovered how much better I felt eating "God's food". I love pineapple, yogurt, and coconut milk smoothies (mmm... pina colata tasting), and Sam enjoys any smoothies with banana in it. Have fun making new creations!