The Rules of Food and Market Inspired Wrap

23 May

People that know me, would probably say I am good at following the rules.

Scratch that..

I am good at following certain rules.

Scratch that again…

I am great at following the right rules, and it is I who determines which rules exactly are the right ones..

(You would think I wear the pants in my marriage…not yet I don’t…)

You see, I feel I am a good enough person where I can determine which rules are important in my life to hold on to, and which rules I feel I am able to slide on every once in a while..

Problem is, the rules I slide on, always come back to bite me in the bootay…

So technically, I really don’t know what I’m doing..I just am to stubborn to admit it.

And there is a certain someone constantly reminding me…

Today, I realized I have slacked in the Mama department.

I know I know, how can someone as perfect as me be any less than an amazing Mama??..

Let me explain.

People always told me, don’t pick up your baby every time she cries..

I thought, how cruel..of coarse I will pick her up, I love her..

10 months later, I have learned to put on mascara, chop vegetables, and get dressed all with one hand and a baby on my hip..

I heard rules about teaching your baby to put themselves to sleep…

But I enjoyed rocking Baby Boo at two in the morning, catching up on reruns of Family Matters..

10 months later..I no longer like Family Matters, and 2 a.m. infomercials for pajama jeans have never looked so sexy.

And last, but definitely not the least of them,

I was told to never give into pouty faces…

But somehow with each little curl of the bottom lip, I find myself holding a needy baby at two in the morning, wishing I was wearing Pajama Jeans…

And I have never been happier.. 🙂

Although, if there is ONE set of rules that I almost always follow, its the Rules of Food.

I am pretty strict when it comes to what I put into my body, unless Death by Chocolate is staring at me in the face..But other than that I consider my self a stickler. So when I came across THIS book at my local library, I JUMPED for joy, silently, and checked it out in a hurry! I love Michael Pollan, and I couldn’t wait to dig into it.

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What this book does is simply lay out the rules of eating..What, where, how much, what kind etc..

It’s a SUPER easy read, I finished it within 20 minutes, because it’s just a sentence a page.

Here are some of my favorites 🙂

  1. DON’T EAT ANYTHING YOUR GRANDMOTHER WOULDN’T RECOGNIZE AS FOOD. (EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING LIKE GO-GURT)
  2. AVOID FOOD PRODUCTS THAT NO ORDINARY HUMAN WOULDN’T KEEP IN THE PANTRY. (ANYONE ELSE NOT HAVE AMMONIUM SULFATE?)
  3. AVOID FOOD PRODUCTS CONTAINING INGREDIENTS A THIRD GRADER COULDN’T READ
  4. AVOID FOODS ADVERTISED ON TELEVISION
  5. EAT ONLY FOODS THAT HAVE BEEN COOKED BY HUMANS
  6. IF IT CAME FROM A PLANT, EAT IT. IF IT WAS MADE IN A PLANT, DON’T.
  7. EAT ANIMALS THAT HAVE THEMSELVES EATEN WELL.
  8. EAT LIKE AN OMNIVORE
  9. DON’T EAT BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CHANGE THE COLOR OF YOUR MILK
  10. PAY MORE, EAT LESS
There are a total of 64 rules, that are all, I believe, important to follow.
One of my favorites was that he talked about getting out of the grocery store, and buying food, fruits, veggies,and snacks from local farmers markets. Supporting our local farmers, all the while eating fresh and wholesome food. 🙂
So I took dear old Pollan’s advice, and went to the farmers market on Saturday!
And I actually didn’t spend the Hubby’s life savings, despite what he says..
I only spent 30 dolla’s!! I got a 3 pack of strawberries, two HUGE bunches of Swiss chard, 2 lemons, 4 zucchinis, HUGE bunch of cilantro, 2 lb bag of cherries, 2 tubs of hummus, bag of vegan pesto, and broccoli the size of my head times three! Pretty good I think. All organic, all locally grown 🙂
And when I got home, I made my self a market inspired wrap.
Start with a Hugh Jass piece of Chard…
Then add your desired dressings.
I did Beet hummus and vegan chipotle pesto from the farmers market.
Then add your abundance of veggies,
I used carrots, tomatoes, apple slices, cucumbers, bell peppers,cilantro, squeeze of lemon, walnuts, and avocado.
Then roll that bad boy up…
Biggest Beefy (not really) veggie wrap known to man…
I enjoyed these with some SUPER sweet cherries and strawberries!
And the possibilities are endless. You can add meat, garbanzo beans, any other veggies, goat cheese…
What ever your precious little ba-donk-a-donk desires!
Now despite all that I said about rules I should have listened to, Baby Boo and I make a pretty good team…
Because we follow the most important rule of them all…
Just.Have.Fun.

18 Responses to “The Rules of Food and Market Inspired Wrap”

  1. Jess@HealthyExposures May 23, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    D’awwww, love the Baby Boo faces 🙂 I think you got a great deal – $30 for all that fresh, local AND organic produce? You scored!
    The book looks like a great read. While I don’t really like to think of food as having rules…I can’t argue with the man with the one’s he’s set!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

      haha she has sooo many faces..I should do a post on all her faces.. 🙂
      And yes..I hate food rules too, because I love food so much! 🙂 But these seemed practical and pretty awesome at the same time 🙂

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 23, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    I really want to read that book! My favorite rule: DON’T EAT BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CHANGE THE COLOR OF YOUR MILK. Ha! I just had flashbacks to the copious amounts of Fruity Pebbles I ate growing up. 🙂

    Your wrap looks AMAZING!

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

      hahah isn’t that funny! I thought the same thing but with coco pebbles-turning it into chocolate milk! 🙂

  3. Lindsay@LivingLindsay May 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    I love the simple food rules – no need to go into chapters of info, when in reality, those are the simple rules that you have to remember -says the same thing in fewer pages. And don’t feel bad – I break ALL of the rules when it comes to sleeping and babies. I never let my son cry it out. He had really awful reflux and would never sleep unless he was held. I held him on my chest every night for months so he could sleep AND at naptime. And I wouldn’t change a thing if I had to do it again. 🙂
    I also went to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday and made a very similar wrap – haha! Great minds/Moms think alike. I posted about it, too. 🙂

    • ThE DiVa DiSh May 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Awe I love it!
      ANd Yea! I am glad I am not the only one spoiling their precious baby 🙂 It’s just so hard when you love them so much!
      AND your wrap looks delicious! great minds DO think alike 🙂

  4. Heidi @ Food Doodles May 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Awesome farmers market deals. I wish our market had that much stuff, haha. And I couldn’t imagine eating without Michael Pollan’s wisdom either. I think about those rules all the time.
    Love the baby pictures 😀 My 18 month old still knows how to get me. She cries until I lay down in her bed with her till she almost falls asleep. She wont let me get away without doing it lately, haha.

  5. kate May 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    I absolutely love using swiss chard and collard greens to wrap up food, so colorful and beautiful! I cant wait to get home and enjoy the farmers market!

  6. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness Of Life May 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    You sound like the BEST mama ever! Baby Boo is so blessed to have you as a mom. And what a lucky lady you are to have the most precious baby ever. 🙂 That wrap looks so good! We are totally on the same page because I just went to the Farmer’s Market yesterday and bought a lot of the same stuff as you! Haha 🙂 I too picked up the SWEETEST strawberries and cherries and were snacking on them yesterday. I’ll be posting pics later. I wish we lived near each other so we could go to the Farmer’s Market together!!!!

  7. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons May 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    SO LUCKY that your farmer’s market has such cool dips and dressings! ❤ Mine has some funky veggies (hellooooo golden zucchinis!) but none of the "fun stuff" so i'm insanely jealous =) Your wrap looks divine! and I'm sure baby boo appreciates the rule-tossing when it comes to her and the new pollan rules too!

    Read In Defense of Food next — its life changing ❤

  8. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    your wraps looks AMAZING!

    and i love the farmers mkt pics! we should go together when im back in S.D. if you’re ever down at the Hillcrest one 🙂

  9. Jenny May 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm #

    You’re such a fabulous mommy, Baby Boo is adorable (wonder who she got it from ;))
    And I love the rule that says “DON’T EAT BREAKFAST CEREALS THAT CHANGE THE COLOR OF YOUR MILK” Guess that means Cocoa Puffs are out of the question? 😉

  10. pawsitivelife May 24, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Those are great rules. I find that I am awesome at following rules (the army would love me) when there are no strict lines drawn I have issues

  11. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) May 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Aww, Baby Boo is too precious!

    I really like Michael Pollan’s Rules and most of his food philosophy. He really just simplifies everything that we all make so complicated.

    Your food always looks so good — and your pictures are gorgeous!

  12. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 25, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    I will never get over baby Boo’s cheeks! She is just too precious! 🙂 🙂

    I love simply easy to understand guides to healthier eating and I do love Michael Pollan’s books 🙂

    You got such deals at your farmer’s market! I love ours but with our new quest to stick to a grocery budget, we’re having a hard time shopping there.

    The wrap looks so lovely. You’re renewed desire to eat such fresh, nutritious produce is inspiring Ari! 🙂

  13. vegan aphrodite May 26, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    Yay for Michael Pollan- I LOVE him!! And you are so lucky to have these farmers markeds around! We dont have them in Norway, and eating all organic is crazy expencive here! I have tried to eat all organic for the few last years, but Im not sure I can continue- since Im using all my money on this kind of food! Still, Im so afraid to eat non-organic fruits and veggies, I faal like they are pure toxic.. not sure if that is true.. Do you buy all organic?

  14. Rachel May 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Thanks for the book suggestion! I just picked it up at the library. 🙂

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