I’ve mentioned that this winter I’m making an effort to eat more seasonally. At first I thought this would be a challenge. Does anyone remember my summertime obsession with bell peppers and tomatoes, salads, and strawberries? No? While I still incorporate some out-of-season foods into my meals, for the most part I’ve been avoiding them. And it’s been surprisingly easy!
I simply haven’t been craving the same foods I have in the summer. Now I like my vegetables cooked, and less of them. I’m eating a lot more winter squash, whole grains, different proteins, and overall “heartier” foods. I think it’s just my body knowing that the season has changed and adjusting accordingly. Bodies are smart; why did I assume this would be a challenge?
Here are some examples from yesterday:
Pumpkin oatmeal with peanut butter.
It looks like an icky red delicious, but it’s really a Gala.
Tofu scramble with mushrooms and toast with Earth Balance.
I don’t know if canned pumpkin counts as eating seasonally, but I do know that Libby’s cans become much more abundant this time of year. Eating seasonally is just an effort, it’s not a “rules” type of thing. Because who likes rules? Okay, I like rules a little bit. Like human rights laws and stuff like that. You know what I mean right?
Have you tried eating more seasonally? Was it hard?
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