For those of you who know me, you may have guessed that I'm not really into eating healthy. I like meat. I like bread. I have a wicked sugar addiction. And, I'm not apologetic about it. But, having suffered yet another all day migraine, yesterday...headache, nausea, shakes, exhaustion, confusion and just all around general despondency...I thought, what the heck. Susan's comment that "I rarely have a migraine now and the inflammation of joints that caused pain with every movement is gone" got me thinking that maybe I can rid myself of this nastiness, as well. Maybe I too can be happier and healthier.
So, off I go, to the market where I immediately get caught up in a crazy conversation with this wacky stranger who holds me hostage for about an hour. Really.
Silly me. It's not easy to extricate yourself sometimes.
I get the fruits. So far, so good. I like these things. But then...
Even the lentils. Lentils? Those go into soup...not breakfast. They almost didn't make it into the basket but...the pact.
And, wheat germ...and a bunch of other healthy sounding crapola. But then there was some other stuff on the list and I had to ask the store clerk in the bulk section who informed me that these are super foods.
This is a super food. Who knew?
I could grow 5000 chia Homers with this many seeds. I'm really starting to question the whole endeavor, at this point.
And then, this...
Ok...now this just doesn't seem right. Isn't this illegal, or something? I turned, once again, to the all-knowing, ever-helplful store clerk who gave me a brochure and...sure enough...this is a super food, as well. Pot...or a pot-like product! A super food!
Well, I tried to warn you...I'm a meat and potatoes girl.
But, guess what I did learn...bacon is NOT a super food. Can you believe it?
The good store clerk looked at me like I was from the moon.
So, I cooked the stuff up. I added some cinnamon and the vanilla almond milk smelled suprisingly good...even sweet...which is one thing I was worried about; the porridge wouldn't be sweet enough. I think, next time, I'll use only one cup of almond milk to start out, though. I like it thick and this took a long time to thicken up.
Yes, there will be a next time because...guess what else? It was good! Really good. I wouldn't have even know there was a bunch of healthy stuff in there.
Mom would be proud.
Well...maybe just a slice of bacon, on the side...