My Top 5 Favorite Foods

Friday, June 19, 2009

My days have been revolving a lot around food lately so I thought that I would share my top 5 favorite foods!

No. 1-

Hands down my favorite food ever is Artichokes! I just love them. To prepare them I simply cut off the long stem, rinse, and steam for about 50 minutes. I used to enjoy dipping each leaf in melted butter (Lots of people like to dip them in mayo, Ashley!!!), then I decided to cut back to just cutting up the heart and dipping those pieces in butter, but now I just skip the butter all together! Much healthier and I dont really miss it.

Here is some health info just in case you needed a little push to try them:
Nutrition Facts
One steamed artichoke has about 65 calories, no fat and 10 grams of fiber (that meets more than one-third your daily need). They’re rich in vitamin C, folate and potassium and are high in antioxidants. In fact, cooked chokes ranked seventh on the USDA’s top 100 list of antioxidant-filled foods. One particular antioxidant, silymarin (also know as Milk Thistle), is believed to help detoxify the liver.

No. 2-

Blueberries! Yum I seriously love blueberries! We go through them so fast in this household. I am hoping to go pick blueberries the week after next since Brian might be getting to take a few days off of work. I want to go pick them myself even though it will probably be swelteringly hot because I love when the blueberries are big and if I go pick them they can all be big!

No. 3-

This one is bad. Its Taco Bell. What can I say, I love it. I do have a very love-hate relationship with it though because about half of the time that I go there they mess up my order or the refried beans are old. But man, when those refried beans are fresh it is just so good! I'll have a double decker no meat and a bean burrito no onions no cheese please! Oh and dont forget the mild sauce!

No. 4-

Dove Dark Chocolate. I inherited this one from my mom. Eating just one after every meal totally helps my body feel like eating time is over, so that is really helpful with cutting out the snacks. And lets face it Chocolate is just necessary for survival. :)

No. 5-

Donuts! This one used to be way higher on the list, but here in North Carolina the grocery stores dont sell donuts and if they do they are Krispy Kremes that have been trucked in. So the only option is to go to Dunkin Donuts and while that hits the spot sometimes it still doesn't compare to an old fashioned donut like the one pictured above. Everytime we go back to Washingon I overdose on those. Really I think that I ate at least 6 of them @ Ashley's bachelorette party last summer. :) Just imagine what I could do now that I am pregnant! Its probably good that I cant get my hands on any of those! Yum seriously though that image makes me want some soooo bad!

The Honorable Mentions:

Peanut Butter and Milk! Since being pregnant I have consumed massive quantities of both of these!

So what are your favorite foods???


Tyne said...

Hey, I found you through Darby's blog and thought I would stop by to say that I love spinach, tomatoes from the garden, steak, cheetos and coke. Yum.

Anonymous said...

So I basically laughed my way through this because I totally guessed that artichokes and donuts would definetly be on your list before I read it, haha! Artichokes are my all time fav food too! And I know the mayo isn't the healthiest, but I just love it! Haha.

Keri Ronk said...

Ashley you know my so well!