Five Healthy Foods

Dr Tanya’s topic today is “Good for You” foods that you enjoy. 
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OK, one thing that Slimming World taught me above anything else was balance.
Basically, you can have anything you like in your diet provided you get the quantities right.

Milk is good for you, but do you class that as a food? When you’re on a liquid diet, it can certainly help. You can even throw in a bit of chocolate for flavour.

Which brings me to chocolate.
Chocolate can actually be good for you. It’s a natural anti-depressant, and for Hubby and I at least, if we time it right, can ward off migraine.
Chocolate gets a bad rap as it could be classed as a vegetable. It comes from cocoa, and cocoa is a bean. Beans are vegetables, therefore shouldn’t chocolate be considered as such also?

OK, all joking aside, here are my five foods that are good for me you.

Most definitely. There is a lot of variety available all year round so there is bound to be something you fancy.
I did these for a tasting session. Using cereal bars for my base, I speared strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, but you can always do pineapple, mango and grapes as well.

There is nothing like growing your own

You really can taste a difference.

Another means of calcium as is milk.

Here we have two types of cheese: cheddar with an apple (or crackers if you prefer) and one of my infamous cheesecakes. The latter might not exactly be good for you, but a small slice wouldn’t go amiss.

Wonderful versatile eggs. Boiled, scrambled, poached, fried.
When we had chickens, my cakes were delicious!!

This was Scraggy, the only chicken we named, as she was the sorriest looking one of the five when we got them. She blossomed into this beautiful creature, and was the last one to pass away. All of our birds were rescued battery hens and were not bred for the table,

I buy lean minced beef (5% fat), chicken, pork, occasionally bacon and have turkey steaks in the freezer for Christmas Dinner. When cooking, I trim off any excess fat and with mince, drain the fat off before adding anything else. I make a pretty mean curry or sweet and sour.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Five Healthy Foods

  1. Carol anne says:

    I didnt know you used to have chickens di! Awesome! Great list of foods too! X

    • We had five, lost one after a few months, but had over 1000 eggs in total. When we lost a second, we rehomed the remaining three as a group as chickens can be bullies with single birds introduced to an existing flock.

  2. Sadje says:

    I love dairy, and chocolate too.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Very interesting Di, loved Scraggy 💜😊

  4. Ernest Rouse says:

    I love to eat salad with a mix of fruits and vegetables!

  5. What a great list and I loved the jokes. Yes, m’am chocolate IS a vegetable and one of the four major food groups for some of us ! 😉

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