My ass is dragging, but at least it’s already almost Friday! I heart short weeks. I do not heart not getting enough sleep (thank you, heat, humidity and weird sleep patterns). My easy 6 miler was so blah this morning I almost felt like I was running backwards (especially up Cat Hill – UGH!).
What got me through the run and back to the steaminess comfort of my apartment was the beautiful organic strawberries I got at Whole Foods a few days ago. These would go perfectly on my morning cereal.
The strawberries were perfection, and I’m really glad I opted for organic. The conventional strawberries were cheaper and on sale, which was very tempting, and I almost caved and got them. But then I remembered the plethora of information circulating about high pesticide-containing fruits and vegetables that should be purchased organically whenever possible. This list is often termed the “Dirty Dozen,” and according to experts, if the following fruits and vegetables are purchased organically, you can reduce your exposure to pesticides by up to 80 percent.
Sweet bell peppers
Spinach, kale and collard greens
Remember to look for the USDA Certified Organic seal when purchasing all organic foods!
Check out this article about pesticides and potential risk of ADHD in children. Scary stuff.
I wanted dinner to be quick and easy tonight, so I whipped up a whole wheat wrap with hummus, cucumbers, radishes, romaine mix, tomato, bell peppers and carrots.
It was delicious! The wrap was followed by my usual Greek yogurt/PB & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams mixture while I caught up on my DVR’d episodes of The Hills and The City educational television.
It’s almost bedtime for me – actually looking forward to some XT at the gym tomorrow morning, and I think my legs will thank me. 🙂 Happy almost-Friday, all!
Question: Do you buy organic? If so, what foods?
Question: If you are an NYC-area runner, do you hate Cat Hill? Or is it just me…