“My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste.”
I LOVE FOOD! I really do. I feel like every time I go out to eat, I ask someone to take a picture of me with my delicious food. I suppose I love to relive the memory! Above is a picture of me when I went out to eat with my family at Wegman’s and we hit up the healthy salad bar. This got me thinking… I wonder how many pictures I have of me and my food?!…So I looked through my pictures from the past couple of years and decided to make a fun blog post filled with a few of my fondest food memories! As I looked back, I was reminded of so many delicious tastes, fun times, special friends and family, and important occasions. So, here’s a little round up of some of my fave food pictures!
This was me in Montreal! We’ve crossed the border the past two summers and here I was enjoying a delicious salad with smoked salmon and avocado! Salmon is easily my favorite protein source, so as you can imagine, I truly enjoyed this healthy meal! Salmon helps with inflammatory joint conditions and improves cardiovascular health. It’s good for your eyes and is an excellent source of tryptophan (which helps you sleep.) It is so tasty AND so good for you!
You gotta love Panera Bread! After I went gluten free, I figured my options would be limited at a restaurant that has BREAD in its name… but this is not the case! Panera Bread actually offers some glorious gluten free options including fresh salads (minus the croutons), filling soups (like the low fat vegetarian black bean and the creamy tomato), delicious smoothies, and tasty seasonal fruit cups!
Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself! …okay who am I kidding?? I always treat myself… Hello Healthy Balance! Since I’m gluten free, sometimes I used to order an ice cream cone (because cones are so much fun) and I’d enjoy everything but the cone! Sometimes the nutritional benefits of a food can be less important than the smile it puts on your face. As I look at this picture I’m reminded of just how much I LOVE ice cream… and although I no longer eat dairy, I still enjoy creamy, cold treats! Can you say coconut milk ice cream?! Vegan, g.free and oh-so-delicious!
Another picture from Wegman’s! I love that place! The company treats its employees really well… and it shows. They’re so helpful and enthusiastic. It’s one of the largest sellers of gluten-free products and the prices aren’t bad. They have a wonderfully fresh buffet filled with an abundance of healthy options! I love to fill up my plate with yummy roasted veggies and wonderfully seasoned chicken! You pay by the pound, so I try to pile on choices that are not too heavy (in all senses of the word)!
Local cafes are my fave!! I love all the healthy options, fresh flavors, and the awesome atmosphere you find at many of these little places! Here I am at one of my favorite cafes in my city! I enjoyed some delicious tomato fennel soup! Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that helps to prevent cancer! …plus tomatoes are so YUMMY and perfect for a chilly fall afternoon!
These are just a few of the foods I love to enjoy! I may be ‘smiling for the camera’, but that’s not the only reason I’m smiling! I love delicious tasty foods… they keep me happy and healthy!
How about you?! What are your favorite foods to enjoy? Do you take ‘food selfies’ too?