I've been trying to eat better (not less, never that), adding fruits and vegetables more frequently. Fruit with breakfast - and as snacks during the day. I've just finished all of the cantalope and must buy some more. A fresh pineapple sits on the counter; the scent is beyond delicious. And bananas...after an email Robin sent me about the benefits of bananas, I bought a bunch, determined to eat them and not just save them for banana bread.
Bananas are beneficial for depression, heartburn, hangovers, SAD, stress, prevention of strokes--among other things. Wow! I had no idea. My medical knowledge of bananas was limited to the fact that bananas (high in potassium) are useful for people who have leg cramps. I found a version of the email here (and who knew that bananas beat apples in protein, vitamins, & iron).
My favorite salad is spinach with whatever else is available. In yesterday's version: mushrooms, broccoli, avocado, tomato, green onion, hard-boiled egg, olives, and lots of pepper. The dressing is just an olive oil and vinegar dressing. And two pieces of toasted French bread. Now, I have no idea how many calories are involved (and don't want to know) because this meal has lots of greens, is quite filling, and counting calories depresses me. My current goal is to simply increase the fruits and vegetables. That is enough of a challenge.