A, B, C’s of Food

Saw this on another blog and it was just something fun to do!

A: is for Apple, what’s your favorite variety?

I prefer Gala or Pink Lady apples. I sometimes switch it up and eat green apples but rarely.

B: is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains what is your favorite type to have a nice big piece of?

I’d have to go with the New Season’s Olive Ciabatta bread with yummy dipping oil. I could eat an entire loaf by myself…

C: is for Cereal what is your favorite kind currently (just one!)

I don’t eat cereal very often. I don’t think it’s very healthy and it doesn’t fill me up like a good breakfast of eggs and a meat of some kind. In the past, my favorite cereals were Frosted Mini Wheats or Frosted Flakes (noticing a theme??).

D: is for Doughnuts, you might not currently be eating them but what kind do you fancy?

I don’t eat donuts very often. I prefer the plain donuts with regular sugar on it. Or if I’m feeling adventurous, something wacky from Voodoo Donuts!

E: is for Eggs, how would you like yours prepared?

My favorite eggs are scrambled with cream cheese and smoked salmon. YUM!! There are a few amazing breakfast joints in Portland that serve heavenly breakfasts. My other choice would be an egg salad sandwich.

F: is for Fat Free, what is your favorite fat free product?

I eat a lot of fat free plain Greek Yogurt with some fruit, usually Chobani.

G: is for Groceries, where do you purchase yours at?

Fred Meyer, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Safeway.

H: is for Hot Beverages, what is your favorite hot drink?

I suppose I’d go with coffee. My favorite coffee drink used to be a white chocolate mocha with caramel syrup, whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles on top. Sounds like a dessert to me! Now? I drink black coffee with a little flavored creamer.

I: is for Ice Cream, pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.

Mint Ice Cream! I love chocolate chip mint. And the topping I’d add would be the Wax Orchard’s fudge sauce. Mmmmm!

J: is for Jams or Jellies, do you eat them, and if so what kind and flavor?

I am trying to limit the bread I eat currently, so I don’t often eat toast with jam. I used to eat it a lot and raspberry is my favorite.

K: is for Kashi, name your favorite Kashi product?

I have a box of Kashi Puff’s but I don’t eat them often (see “cereal”). The cereal is only 70 calories though.

L: is for Lunch, what was yours today?

Salad with broccoli, leftover chicken and peppers from the Mexican dinner we had the other night.

M: is for microwave, what is your favorite microwave meal/snack?

I like the Trader Joe’s frozen Indian food meals. They are tasty and usually low in calories. I love getting my Indian food fix with something like this!

N: is for nutrients, do you likes carbs, fats, or proteins best?

I eat a pretty high-protein diet. I am definitely a carb junkie though. I love bread. The Slow Carb Diet/Four Hour Body diet was an interesting experiment for me because it meant not eating bread or fruit. I was eating a TON of foods that were high in protein and fiber. I actually enjoyed eating those foods.

O: is for oil, what kind do you like to use?

We cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Grapeseed Oil. The Grapeseed Oil is a delicious way to cook veggies!

P: is for protein, how do you get yours?

  • low fat cottage cheese
  • plain greek yogurt
  • chicken breasts
  • eggs
  • steak
  • turkey
  • ham

I eat a lot of meat. At one point I was a vegetarian for 12 years. So was Michael. We both returned to eating meat and have never turned back. I like the diet we eat now. I feel strong and healthy!

Q: is for Quaker, how do you like your oats?

I like Scottish Oats. I usually just add some brown sugar and milk to it.

R: is for roasting, what is your favorite thing to roast?

We roast a lot of veggies. Now I’m craving roasted marshmallows. 🙂

S: is for sandwich, what’s your favorite kind?

Egg salad sandwich is my favorite homemade sandwich. But in terms of the best sandwiches in Portland? Papa Haydn’s hands down! Their grilled Croque Monsieur: ham or turkey, grilled parmesan cuomo, gruyere, dijon is AMAZING. One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.

T: is for travel, how do you handle eating while traveling?

I take snacks that are healthy and low in calories. I also exercise a lot when I’m on vacation: hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing…When Michael and I plan our trips we always work in some sort of physical activity to balance out “Vacation Eating.”

I like packing protein bars (Luna usually), cheese, apple, bananas, etc.

U: is for unique, what is one of your weirdest food combos?

I don’t know that I HAVE any weird food combos…? If it’s weird I probably won’t eat it. 😉

V: is for vitamins, what kind do you take?

I take a Daily Vitamin plus Vitamin D, Vitamin E and vitamins for my joints.

W: is for wasabi, yay or nay?

NAY! I hate it! I love sushi but never eat ginger or wasabi. Yuck yuck yuck.

X: is for XRAY. If we x-rayed your belly right now, what food would we see?

The Luna Bar I ate before I went swimming, and some black olives and a string cheese I had for  a snack when I got home from the pool.

Y: is for youth, what food reminds you of your childhood?

  • Fruity Pebbles Cereal
  • Baked Mac n’ Cheese
  • Freshly caught trout bbq’ed
  • My Mom’s mustard bread (NOM!)

Z: is for zucchini, how do you prepare it?

Sliced, grilled with steak seasoning and then topped with blue cheese! YUM!


QUESTION: Which one of these stood out to you that you want to answer?

6 Responses

  1. I have to know what mustard bread is! Was mustard in it or on it?

    I love Wasabi but not ginger. I really love ginger ginger but not the Japanese pickled ginger.

    1. I will get the exact “recipe” from my mom and let you know. It’s amazing…Basically, you take a long loaf of french bread, cut it lengthwise in half so it’s open. Slather on butter, then regular mustard. Top with chopped green onions and sprinkle sesame seeds on it. Put it back together, wrap in foil and bake. It’s absolutely amazing.

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