Reading the New York Times today, I came across a list of the 11 best foods you aren't eating. The author, Tara Parker-Hope, asked Dr. Jonny Bowden, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, to compile a list of accessible foods that most of us should be eating, but aren't. Interestingly, only one of these foods isn't vegan...
- Swiss Chard
- Pomegranate Juice
- Dried Plums
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Frozen Blueberries
- Canned Pumpkin
I had to laugh when I saw this list. The number one item, beets, is something Jane can't seem to bring herself to make. We've bought them at the farmers market once or twice, but for some reason they keep winding up in the compost pile. Jane speculates that's because, as a child, she was forced to eat canned beets. She's never gotten over the trauma. As I'm writing this we actually have a bunch of orange beets in the fridge. Perhaps this post will inspire Jane to do something with them.
I'm happy to report that we tend to eat most of these foods ourselves. Obviously, we don't eat the sardines. Also, we don't drink a lot of fruit juice, mostly water and tea... And the pumpkin is something we usually only have around Thanksgiving, but we've got 9 of the 10 foods (not including the sardines) in our home at the moment.
Now, off to get myself a handful of pumpkin seeds...