Everyone seems to be doing the cliche January cleanse or detox or diet right now, which I've never understood. I get that the holidays and the over-indulgences that come with them can leave us feeling out of sorts, but I never see the point in restrictive eating. If anything right now, I want to eat MORE... of the right foods. More fruits instead of the same old banana and apple (Carson is so good at this), a larger variety of whole grains, different fishes instead of our go-to salmon and new vegetables. And after all of that, you can bet your bottom dollar (my name is Annie) that I'll eat dessert. My middle name is moderation. That's right, my full name is Annie Moderation Pinter.
In an attempt to eat new vegetables, I baked sweet potatoes the other night. I realize this isn't a new phenomenon, but I tend to overlook the starch. I LOVE baked potatoes, completely loaded up, so this is a slightly lighter version of that and very easy to pull off. Simply wash your potato, poke it all over with a fork, rub it in some olive oil, salt and pepper and bake directly on the rack for 70 minutes at 375 degrees (I place some foil on the rack below to catch the dripping oil). This particular potato is loaded with sautéed broccoli, low-fat cheddar, crispy pancetta and diced avocado. It would have been topped with a dollop of greek yogurt if I had any.
What do you want to eat MORE of in 2015?