Friday, December 28, 2012

A Bowlful of Health

Every morning when Jim gets up he spends about half an hour cutting up fruit for a fresh fruit salad.  I really appreciate his doing that; I'm not that wild about spending time in the kitchen.

I eat a salad bowl of the fruit; he eats a serving the size of the bowl you'd serve salad to a family of four to six people.  (He eats it throughout the day.)

You hear more and more about the health benefits of fruit and vegetables, especially of berries.  Now fresh fruit, especially berries, can be very expensive this time of year, and if you live in Alberta where the landscape has been covered with snow since the middle of October, you have to forget about the 100 mile diet, and buy fresh from California, Mexico or Chile.  We try to have a light carbon footprint, but fresh fruit is our exception to that "rule."

The blackberries are especially yummy!  There are also bananas, strawberries, blueberries and mangoes in that salad.  As I said, expensive, but so good and so good for you.

On the other hand we do not buy potato chips, candy bars (any candy), donuts, prepared foods, etc.  Plus we very seldom go out for a meal (more his idea than mine!)  When we do go out, one of our favourite places is the local Chinese restaurant for a huge bowl of Wor Wonton Soup.

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