One of the things that I love about living in California is the abundance of fresh produce. It is really amazing what comes to the market every week and I can't imagine grocery shopping any other way.
I documented my routine so you guys can see how I do it and gather little tips. A lot of people assume that I don't eat a lot based on my petite frame but I do eat, I just eat the right things. I stay away from processed foods and my diet is filled with fresh veggies, fruits, whole grains, nuts, healthy fats, lean proteins, and a glass of red wine and some cheese here and there. Eating this way has allowed me to maintain my high school weight, I never feel like I'm on a diet and I feel great! There is a science to aging gracefully and I think eating right definitely falls into the formula.
My leeks are protruding from my grocery bags! I'm using them for potato leek soup later this week.
I pick up fresh herbs.... green onions, cilantro and italian parsely are my usuals. And then, I make sure to get a lot of greens especially dark leafy greens like swiss chard, spinach or kale.
I trimmed my leeks as you see in the pic above. I didn't wash the sand out of them because I will do that later when I make my potato leek soup to keep the freshness of the leeks.
I also get tons of fruit to snack on all week long. I always get whatever is in season and buy non-seasonal fruits and veggies when I have no other option for a recipe or something. I really believe in supporting local farms and eating local produce to help the earth and lower gas omissions in the air. It's a small gesture that I do but I think if everyone did this, it would make a world of a difference. I think being aware of your habits and actions is a huge step in the right direction.