since watching my new favorite show, you are what you eat, and after a particularly heinous round of pms, i have decided to start eating better. i already eat pretty well: no fast food (save occiasional subway and hamburger habit), no soda, very little processed food, etc. but i could be doing a lot better. as in, more variety of vegetables and fruit, less dairy, and less meat. i used to eat hardly any meat and was even a vegetarian for over a year, but jake had never eaten much but meat, so my habits changed when i started cooking for him. i have gotten him to like some vegetables, and he does want to eat healthy, and readily agreed to have a few vegetarian meals a week.
i am also, wait for it...............cutting out coffee. i love coffee, love, love, love it, and was never in the least ashamed of my addiction. i have an awesome coffee maker with built in grinder, buy fair-trade, shade grown, organic coffee, and don't go a day without my 16 ounces. i have read a lot about coffee's benefits, too. i don't really think it's that bad for me, but i want to see what life is like without it. for now, i am substituting green tea, which i also love. can i ever go caffeine free? we'll see.
i love whole wheat bread and crackers, but the last time i tried whole wheat pasta and even some brown rice pasta, i just didn't like it. BUT, i just tried trader joes multigrain spaghetti with flax, and it was very, very good. i made this recipe and it is incredible. make some and be convinced.