I HATE strongly dislike trying new things. I fear the unknown.
When it comes to most things in life I stick to what I know and play it safe. Why bother with something new and unsure when you already have something that works!
When it comes to food I am SUPER PARANOID. Let me explain, when it comes to eating food at home, I check with my mom when she made the food and how long it has been sitting out. Also with grocery items I check the expiration date and throw out anything that is pushing with, especially with dairy products. This drives my mom INSANE! I just don’t want to eat something that has gone bad and get sick, its one of my bigger fears.
So when it comes to eating out, I don’t eat something that I have never tried before. When ever I go out, which usually means Panera I get the same thing every time. Its less stressful having to worry about what can go wrong. So it is a rare occasion when I want to try something new. Anything that I can do to prevent food poisoning or an upset stomach I will do. I understand that I can’t control everything about the preparation of a food item; however, I plan on doing as much as I possibly can.
But, a part of being AWARE of what I am eating is to try new and HEALTHY options. So with this new mind set I tried something new that I had never eaten before. Now before you start thinking about some far out of this world creature. Let me tell you, it was just a cookie. Not any kind of cookie but a certified vegan and organic cookie! It was in the display a my college snack shop. The price was a bit more than I would spend on a regular cookie but I was willing to try ( $3.49). It states on the lovely purple wrapping that the cookies are dairy and egg free as well as no trans-fat and no sodium.
The taste? AFEAKINGAMAZING! I don’t even think that’s a word, but the soft chocolate chip cookie tasted just like cookie dough, which I was always scared to eat because of the raw egg!
This picture was taken from the Liz Lovely facebook fan page. Yes, I am obsessed.
Man these were just great, so I had to see who made these cookies and what she was all about: http://www.lizlovely.com/index.php . After reading her story I was even more impressed with these cookies. Check them out for yourself! I will defiantly be ” soul-mating” these cookies with a friend, as it says to do on the back of the package. Btw there are 2 HUGE cookies, this will last me a day, as I have already finished one!
Other than that I ate my obsession- Indian pizza, SOOO GOOOD! and I had some diet iced tea, which tasted kind funny :S
I have about two hours till I teach my classes, so this is the perfect time to eat lunch. I just can’t do anything exercise related with food in me. I can feel with every step I take. So I wait a good while and plan when I eat meals. Either that or not eat till I am done working out and that usually never goes well.
I am using exercise TV, as my resources for my classes which has for great ideas!!!!
QUESTION: What new food item have you tried out?