What’s in your cart?

Let’s get the elephant out of the way first. You found toilet paper; good for you. Don’t brag. Don’t hoard.

Could it be Armageddon? The junk food aisle looks pretty well stocked at the grocery while the more nutritious foods are emptied out. Hmmm. Second sign might have been when my husband bought himself a box of Frosted Flakes and was enjoying them. He’s the ultimate in disciplined healthy eaters. Concerning.

But, I think: this is a limited virus which will work its way through the population with a survival rate extremely high. Speaking of, get your news from the top health officials during a press conference and avoid the gleeful panic the talking heads spew 24/7.

OK, would you believe the same healthy diet is what we should be consuming now? HYDRATION is of utmost importance. Excepting alcohol, everything else counts as a liquid (so, yes to coffee and tea if you like).  I know this is related to TP, but the rolls are coming.

The second important health issue is SLEEP; not nutrition, I know, but intimately related. As long as you have avoided the incessant media death knell, you’ll be sleeping better after a fine Hallmark channel binge or an old family movie favorite.

Then, doggone it, those meals should look like any other. Fruits and veggies are still important. If you’re hesitant to buy fresh produce because they are handled so much, frozen and canned alternatives are great! Grains of all sorts are important energy providers for that power walk around your house. Protein comes in many forms like beans, peanut butter, nuts and seeds. Probably best to avoid the bulk foods for now.

More later, till then, be well,


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Some Thoughts on Impeachment and Resistance

Where have I been and why haven’t I posted in months? I ask myself that regularly. All good on this end. I appreciate readers who said they missed my posts. Both people. And one, frankly, was my mother.

At any rate, I’m back and talking impeachment.

Well, really just the PEACH part. Doesn’t a great, ripe, juicy peach sound delicious? You’re thinking vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, no fat…or perhaps that beautiful scent and sun-kissed perfect peach color.  Yet, one must resist. It’s not the season and won’t be in the US for another five months.

There are many reasons to stick with seasonal eating. The produce is unquestionably tastier but it’s an environmental savings too.

Eating with the season ensures you will have variety in your diet which is one of three key components of a healthy diet; plus you’ll enjoy a cost savings. Browse the produce department and see what looks great – that’s what is in season. Produce that looks like it should!

While it’s admirable to go to the market with a list, in the produce section, you should probably think on your feet. Your list might say “Buy 2 Veggies” and once there you can decide what looks best. Price is often a great clue.

I bought some apples the other day knowing full well they were likely picked last fall and stored. Eating out of hand was out of the question; the moisture and crispness was lacking. I missed the crunch that an autumnal apple provides. A fine reminder of seasonal eating.

Buy smart, buy seasonal to be well,


PS Moderation and balance are the other two components of a healthy diet.

PPS Apples went into a delish dessert  – an apple cake with ice cream and caramel run sauce – need I say more?

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