The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating

At least according to the New York Times.

The list makes sense. We’re definitely doing better in some areas than others.

Beets: Love ’em. Damon didn’t eat them when we first met, but now he’s converted. I roast them more in the winter, and we haven’t had them much since warm weather rolled around. Which is silly because I could make pickled beet salad more often in the summer and it’s delicious.

Cabbage: Another cold-weather staple. I make a lot of veggie soup in the fall and winter and almost never leave out the cabbage. Although we do have some homemade sauerkraut in the refrigerator right now and I like to eat that on veggie dogs.

Swiss Chard: I’ve never made swiss chard, but I’d be happy to give it a whirl. I’ve had it in restaurants and know we both like it.

Cinnamon: I associate this with sweets and baking, which doesn’t happen a lot in our kitchen. But I can definitely remember to throw some on applesauce. I don’t like oatmeal, but Damon can cover that one. I’ll bet Alden will like it too.

Pomegranate Juice: We’ve got a big container in the fridge right now. It’s both potent and expensive, so it gets mixed into seltzer water.

Dried Plums: Are just prunes. I hate the thick, mealy texture and am going to have to take a pass on this one. I did try to like them, though.

Pumpkin Seeds: Another one like swiss chard. I just never gave it any thought. I use a lot of sesame seeds so maybe I’ll just switch it up sometimes.

Sardines: Nope. Damon would be delighted, but he will have to start cooking for himself if he wants sardines.

Tumeric: It’s funny to see this because I made lentils and veggies just last night with a ton of tumeric. It’s so easy. If you don’t cook with it I recommend you give it a shot. It’s particularly good with hearty veggies like potatoes and carrots. Let me know if you want the lentil/veggie recipe (such as it is).

Frozen Blueberries: I keep meaning to make smoothies. The article suggests blending it with chocolate soy milk. We usually have that on hand (although not right now) and that sounds pretty good.

Canned Pumpkin: I just bought a can of pumpkin for Alden, but we didn’t eat any of it. Which, in hindsight, was kind of silly. We’ll split the next can. Maybe I’ll add cinnamon!

I enjoy a challenge to use new foods so I’m always up for a list like this.

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42 responses to this post.

  1. I like swiss chard like I like kale, collards, or any other leafy green:
    Saute some diced garlic and ginger in a little bit of sesame oil with a pinch of salt over medium-low heat. Dump chopped swiss chard leaves in, toss on a little bit of water and a couple of splashes of sherry and soy sauce, cover with top to steam to desired consistency.
    That’s it! Delicious!
    I will also say, smarmily, that I eat frozen blueberries with plain yogurt, cinnamon, honey, and something crunchy (almonds, oats, etc) almost every morning, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s not J (since I know how you feel about yogurt).

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  2. I like swiss chard like I like kale, collards, or any other leafy green:
    Saute some diced garlic and ginger in a little bit of sesame oil with a pinch of salt over medium-low heat. Dump chopped swiss chard leaves in, toss on a little bit of water and a couple of splashes of sherry and soy sauce, cover with top to steam to desired consistency.
    That’s it! Delicious!
    I will also say, smarmily, that I eat frozen blueberries with plain yogurt, cinnamon, honey, and something crunchy (almonds, oats, etc) almost every morning, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s not J (since I know how you feel about yogurt).

    Reply

    • That’s on the list for my next grocery trip. I am a fan of all greens, too.
      Your breakfasts are very fancy. I can attest to that firsthand. You’re correct that I’m not going to eat yogurt, but I have taken to eating almond butter with honey on a piece of whole grain bread as my breakfast and it pleases me muchly.

      Reply

    • That’s on the list for my next grocery trip. I am a fan of all greens, too.
      Your breakfasts are very fancy. I can attest to that firsthand. You’re correct that I’m not going to eat yogurt, but I have taken to eating almond butter with honey on a piece of whole grain bread as my breakfast and it pleases me muchly.

      Reply

    • That’s on the list for my next grocery trip. I am a fan of all greens, too.
      Your breakfasts are very fancy. I can attest to that firsthand. You’re correct that I’m not going to eat yogurt, but I have taken to eating almond butter with honey on a piece of whole grain bread as my breakfast and it pleases me muchly.

      Reply

    • That’s on the list for my next grocery trip. I am a fan of all greens, too.
      Your breakfasts are very fancy. I can attest to that firsthand. You’re correct that I’m not going to eat yogurt, but I have taken to eating almond butter with honey on a piece of whole grain bread as my breakfast and it pleases me muchly.

      Reply

    • That’s on the list for my next grocery trip. I am a fan of all greens, too.
      Your breakfasts are very fancy. I can attest to that firsthand. You’re correct that I’m not going to eat yogurt, but I have taken to eating almond butter with honey on a piece of whole grain bread as my breakfast and it pleases me muchly.

      Reply

  3. I like swiss chard like I like kale, collards, or any other leafy green:
    Saute some diced garlic and ginger in a little bit of sesame oil with a pinch of salt over medium-low heat. Dump chopped swiss chard leaves in, toss on a little bit of water and a couple of splashes of sherry and soy sauce, cover with top to steam to desired consistency.
    That’s it! Delicious!
    I will also say, smarmily, that I eat frozen blueberries with plain yogurt, cinnamon, honey, and something crunchy (almonds, oats, etc) almost every morning, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s not J (since I know how you feel about yogurt).

    Reply

  4. I like swiss chard like I like kale, collards, or any other leafy green:
    Saute some diced garlic and ginger in a little bit of sesame oil with a pinch of salt over medium-low heat. Dump chopped swiss chard leaves in, toss on a little bit of water and a couple of splashes of sherry and soy sauce, cover with top to steam to desired consistency.
    That’s it! Delicious!
    I will also say, smarmily, that I eat frozen blueberries with plain yogurt, cinnamon, honey, and something crunchy (almonds, oats, etc) almost every morning, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s not J (since I know how you feel about yogurt).

    Reply

  5. I like swiss chard like I like kale, collards, or any other leafy green:
    Saute some diced garlic and ginger in a little bit of sesame oil with a pinch of salt over medium-low heat. Dump chopped swiss chard leaves in, toss on a little bit of water and a couple of splashes of sherry and soy sauce, cover with top to steam to desired consistency.
    That’s it! Delicious!
    I will also say, smarmily, that I eat frozen blueberries with plain yogurt, cinnamon, honey, and something crunchy (almonds, oats, etc) almost every morning, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s not J (since I know how you feel about yogurt).

    Reply

  6. I like swiss chard like I like kale, collards, or any other leafy green:
    Saute some diced garlic and ginger in a little bit of sesame oil with a pinch of salt over medium-low heat. Dump chopped swiss chard leaves in, toss on a little bit of water and a couple of splashes of sherry and soy sauce, cover with top to steam to desired consistency.
    That’s it! Delicious!
    I will also say, smarmily, that I eat frozen blueberries with plain yogurt, cinnamon, honey, and something crunchy (almonds, oats, etc) almost every morning, and I highly recommend it for anyone who’s not J (since I know how you feel about yogurt).

    Reply

  7. Try the mMroccan route for the cinnamon. I got this great recipe out of the newspaper a couple of years ago for a chicken dish with diced tomatoes and tons of cinnamon and raisins. I eaily make it once a quarter it is so yummy.

    Reply

  8. Try the mMroccan route for the cinnamon. I got this great recipe out of the newspaper a couple of years ago for a chicken dish with diced tomatoes and tons of cinnamon and raisins. I eaily make it once a quarter it is so yummy.

    Reply

    • Good point. I’m a fan of Moroccan food but have never made it myself. Maybe I’ll even buy a tagine once I have a bigger kitchen.

      Reply

    • Good point. I’m a fan of Moroccan food but have never made it myself. Maybe I’ll even buy a tagine once I have a bigger kitchen.

      Reply

    • Good point. I’m a fan of Moroccan food but have never made it myself. Maybe I’ll even buy a tagine once I have a bigger kitchen.

      Reply

    • Good point. I’m a fan of Moroccan food but have never made it myself. Maybe I’ll even buy a tagine once I have a bigger kitchen.

      Reply

    • Good point. I’m a fan of Moroccan food but have never made it myself. Maybe I’ll even buy a tagine once I have a bigger kitchen.

      Reply

  9. Try the mMroccan route for the cinnamon. I got this great recipe out of the newspaper a couple of years ago for a chicken dish with diced tomatoes and tons of cinnamon and raisins. I eaily make it once a quarter it is so yummy.

    Reply

  10. Try the mMroccan route for the cinnamon. I got this great recipe out of the newspaper a couple of years ago for a chicken dish with diced tomatoes and tons of cinnamon and raisins. I eaily make it once a quarter it is so yummy.

    Reply

  11. Try the mMroccan route for the cinnamon. I got this great recipe out of the newspaper a couple of years ago for a chicken dish with diced tomatoes and tons of cinnamon and raisins. I eaily make it once a quarter it is so yummy.

    Reply

  12. Try the mMroccan route for the cinnamon. I got this great recipe out of the newspaper a couple of years ago for a chicken dish with diced tomatoes and tons of cinnamon and raisins. I eaily make it once a quarter it is so yummy.

    Reply

  13. Good point. I’m a fan of Moroccan food but have never made it myself. Maybe I’ll even buy a tagine once I have a bigger kitchen.

    Reply

  14. Thanks to you, I’ve gone out and bought some chocolate soymilk and blueberries!

    Reply

  15. Thanks to you, I’ve gone out and bought some chocolate soymilk and blueberries!

    Reply

  16. Thanks to you, I’ve gone out and bought some chocolate soymilk and blueberries!

    Reply

  17. Thanks to you, I’ve gone out and bought some chocolate soymilk and blueberries!

    Reply

  18. Thanks to you, I’ve gone out and bought some chocolate soymilk and blueberries!

    Reply

  19. Thanks to you, I’ve gone out and bought some chocolate soymilk and blueberries!

    Reply

  20. That’s on the list for my next grocery trip. I am a fan of all greens, too.
    Your breakfasts are very fancy. I can attest to that firsthand. You’re correct that I’m not going to eat yogurt, but I have taken to eating almond butter with honey on a piece of whole grain bread as my breakfast and it pleases me muchly.

    Reply

  21. That may be my biggest victory as a blogger!
    I wish I had some chocolate soy milk right now.

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  22. I am here to confirm that it was a tasty combination!
    Victory is yours!

    Reply

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