Thursday, December 27, 2007
That's what my groceries look like when we're eating properly. I have many dishes that feature different varieties of beans, so I keep them handy. Now, you might think that a diet so full of beans would cloud the atmosphere in our house, but you'd be wrong. When you're eating high-fiber every day, gas isn't a problem. Seriously!
I ought to buy dry kidney beans and black beans and cook them myself; that way I'd lose all the salt that comes with those canned ones; but it's so convenient to open a can. I do rinse and drain them well before using them, which I'm told gets rid of a lot of the sodium. Walmart has no-salt-added tomatoes these days, so that helps the cause.
We're seldom without bananas in this house. At Richmond Walmart the other day, bananas were twenty cents a pound, and they weren't even over-ripe! The sweet potatoes in the picture were super-cheap also; I think they got stuck with a lot of them after the holiday frenzy. Cliff would gladly eat a microwaved sweet potato every day, and he's almost managed to do that, this week. They're a "super-food", you know. Very rich in nutrients.
The Jello is mainly for Cliff; he loves the stuff, and it satisfies his sweet tooth. He'll grab a few animal crackers to have something solid to go with it (and to toss to Sadie), and it's dessert for him. I won't say I dislike Jello, but I can do without it just fine.
We went to Cliff's cardiologist today for the yearly visit; Doctor looked at everything and said, "Well, this is like going to the dentist and finding out you have no cavities."
I'm sure glad we're back on track with our eating: After 24 hours of eating properly, Cliff is down 3 1/2 pounds and I've lost 3. Of course, we probably won't lose another pound for a week. But we're off to a great start.
Now playing: Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Roving Gambler