So link hopping today took me to the 100 Days of Real Food blog, which is well worth a read if you're interested in food, what we eat and how to limit your intake of artificial ingredients. I'm not sure i buy everything she says, but i've decided to participate, behind the schedule, in her 14 Mini Pledges. Although they are not necessarily sustainable for me at this point, i will try to keep with the spirit of things. I may modify as necessary, or fail, or whatever.
Week 1 is to eat a minimum of two different fruits or vegetables with every breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal. I feel that this may be a challenge for breakfasts, as i usually only eat 1, but maybe i will alter my oatmeal a little. Or alternatively, ensure one snack is a fruit or veggie. Lunch and dinner should be relatively easy.
Although she suggests the fruit and vegetable be organic, i'm not going to hold myself to that. In part just because i would rather use what i have available. Also because today, after work, i sign us up for a half share in the Fair Weather Acres CSA! This is a veggie & fruit CSA (the fruit will be coming from Belltown Hill Orchards and Dzen Farm). I prefer local over organic, because it keeps money in my community, supports my neighbors, and Connecticut grows some delicious produce! It also reduces the environmental impacts from shipping. I'm not strict on either, but this is about new experiences, right?
Anyone want to join up with me starting Monday?