Get To Know Me Through My Food

Posted: May 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm

It’s a holiday. I had a cranky start to the day (details tomorrow). I think it’s time for another fun blogger survey! Thanks to Janetha & Lisa for sparking my interest in this one!

A is for Apple: What’s your favorite variety?
I luurrrrvvveee Honeycrisp apples. However, they tend to be pricy and I can only find them in the fall. So my typical apple of choice is a Gala.

B is for Bread: Regardless of nutrition, what is your favorite type?
I’m not a huge bread lover. I guess I would have to say something that can hold up to a sandwich well. I love the 9 Grain & Seed bread from my grocer’s bakery.

C is for Cereal: What is your favorite kind currently? (just one!)
I have been loving on the Fiber One honey graham cereal we received at Fitbloggin’. It’s great straight up by the handful, in a bowl with almond milk, or as a yogurt bowl mix-in.


D is for Donuts: You might not currently eat them, but what kind do you fancy?
I would hope if you’re not eating them it is because you don’t care for them and not because you “shouldn’t”! Sorry for the side note, but the question kind of irked me. As for my personal preference – Dutch Monkey. Only their fresh made fancy donuts will do.

E is for Eggs: How would you like yours prepared?
I will eat eggs almost any way, but when out at restaurants I generally ask for scrambled. When at home, I generally prepare them over medium to eat atop toast or in a sandwich.

F is for Fat Free: What is your favorite fat free product?
I guess I would have to choose fruit. It’s the only fat-free thing I can think of that I enjoy eating often.

G is for Groceries: Where do you purchase yours?
Kroger is our main shopping choice. I will do deals from Publix and will also hit up Trader Joes on occasion to stock up on a few favorites.


H: is for Hot Beverages: What is your favorite hot drink?
Probably hot chocolate since I prefer coffee as iced coffee.

I is for Ice Cream: Pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
How am I supposed to choose?! Evil question. Evil. I guess I would have to go with cake batter flavored ice cream with cookie dough as a fun topping. Never had that mix before, but oh it sounds good!

J is for Jams or Jellies: Do you eat them? If so, what kind and flavor?
I don’t use them often, but I like them well enough. My sister-in-law’s homemade strawberry jelly is fabulous!

K is for Kashi: Name your favorite Kashi product?
Any of their cereals. I really love the Honey Sunshine one though!

L is for Lunch: What was yours today?
One of those egg sandwiches I was telling you about. Along with some fruit plus cucumbers & hummus!

M is for microwave: What is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
Duh. My daily bowl of oatmeal! Always comes out perfect.

N is for nutrients: Do you likes carbs, fats, or proteins best?
Well, I strive for a balance of all three, but carbs certainly take precedence. My body functions best with at least 55% of my calories coming from carbohydrates.

O is for oil: What kind do you like to use?
I typically use olive oil because its what we always have on hand. Plus, I love the flavor!

P is for protein: How do you get yours?
I’ve discussed my decision to eat less meat overall before. I mainly get my protein from beans, eggs, dairy, nuts/nutbutters, and certain whole grains. I also get in protein regularly with tofu and some animal protein.

Q is for Quaker: How do you like your oats?
I only eat oats hot or cooked and then mixed with yogurt. I do NOT do the overnight oats thing. My oats must always have peanut butter involved. Other than that, I don’t have a specific way I like them since I regularly switch up my toppings.

 red white blue yoatgurt blueberry pineapple oats chocolate raisin oats  dried cherry coconut oats

R is for roasting: What is your favorite thing to roast?
Veggies. Roasted veggies are the best way to eat them!

S is for sandwich: What’s your favorite kind?
That’s like asking me to choose a favorite ice cream! I love sandwiches and eat them regularly. I don’t have a specific favorite, but I usually love sandwiches I get out with a wide variety of toppings.

T is for travel: How do you handle eating while traveling?
I mainly just strive for a balance. I make room for things I know I want or things that are special/unique to where I’m traveling. I simply focus on listening to hunger cues and not viewing vacation as a free-for-all. I still make a point to fit in healthy eats. Stick around for 2 weeks from now and you can see my vacation style of dining up close and personal!

U is for unique: What is one of your weirdest food combos?
It’s not unique to us bloggers, but my husband and friends tend to balk at the idea of sweet potato and beans together. Even though it’s SO good!

V is for vitamins: What kind do you take?
I have a prenatal that I should take daily while still nursing…but I forget way too often.

W is for wasabi: Yay or nay?
YAY! Love me some wasabi. I like to feel it in my nostrils.

X is XRAY: If we xrayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
The lunch I have pictured above since I pre-wrote this post right after eating it.

Y is for youth: What food reminds you of your childhood?
All those Little Debbie snacks – mostly the Hostess carrot cakes (the old school non 100 cal pack version) and Star Crunches.

As well as my mom’s special french toast. I still crave her french toast when I’m sick.

Z is for zucchini: How do you prepare it?
I do zucchini in everything. In stir-fry. Added to pasta sauce. Added to veggie based casseroles. Grilled or roasted as a straight up side. Zucchini rocks!

Whew! My Foodie ABC’s! Now for fun, I will copy the same question as well -

Take the two to three letters from your initials and find the corresponding questions, then answer them. Can’t wait to read them!


30 Comments to “Get To Know Me Through My Food”
  1. I completely agree with your comment about donuts! If you like donuts you should make sure to eat them sometimes (or in my case every Monday morning!).
    Your food post made me so hungry. I want to steal your lunch picture and eat it for dinner! 🙂

  2. Pink ladies or Fujis are my go to apples. Donuts…I LOVE apple fritters! Pure heaven! Oh and I am a true coffee lover. It’s my vice and I love it! I hope your evening is better than your day!

  3. GMM are my initials so..
    Groceries: Hannaford, Trader Joe’s, and a local produce place
    Microwave: oatmeal of course! when I’m feeling lazy and don’t cook them stovetop 😉

  4. Heather B says:

    I love honeycrisp apples too, but when they’re not in season I go for pink lady apples. They’re similar in sweetness and crispness. Oh, and if you’d like the ease of overnight oats without it being all mushy (which I hate) and/or cold, use steel cut oats. Every night before bed I put 1/4 cup of steel cut oats in a bowl with salt and some brown sugar and cover with 1/2 cup of boiling water and let it sit out for a little before putting it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, nuke it for a minute and a half, add peanut butter (I put PB2 in) and devour. Nothing in this world fills me up like the steel cut oatmeal, I don’t know what I’d do without it.

  5. Loved the question/prompt with the initials! Although, I amdoing this tonight, so I am not going to answer anything. 🙂

  6. Lee says:

    Campbell’s soup reminds me of my youth. I used to eat it all the time!

  7. Carly says:

    My initials… CAM

    C – Cereal – currently I only have kashi go lean crunch in the house, but overall I love peanut butter puffins!

    A – Apples – Pink Lady and Jazz, but Honeycrisp are great when they are in season as well!

    M – Microwave – egg puffs! They save me from cleaning a saute pan 😉

    thanks for sharing! I love to see other people’s favorites.

  8. Parita says:

    P – protein – tofu, beans, eggs, peanut butter, dairy, etc.
    K – Kashi – Go Lean Crunch cereal
    P – protein – just bought some Sun Warrior protein powder, so I’m incorporating more of that into different shakes and things

    Loved learning more about you, Tina! Have a great night!

  9. Ela says:

    Loved your response to the donut thing! Thanks for sharing.
    My initials–E H G
    E is for eggs–I seldom if ever eat them but don’t rule them out completely because they’ve done me good in the past. If I do eat them, it would be raw, either in a smoothie or in a mousse/pudding.

    H is for hot beverages–my favorite hot drink is probably chai tea–with some coconut milk in it for an occasional extra treat!

    G is for groceries–we have a Safeway in town that I shop on Thursdays when I can invoke my husband’s senior discount, because they charge the earth! But mostly I shop at a discount market that has way better produce prices and quite an eclectic mix of goodies. When we hit the nearest big town, I like to stock up on some things at Fred Meyer (same group of stores as your Krogers).

    Hope all is going better with your day now!

  10. Erica says:

    I love this little survey! I still haven’t tried the Honey Sunshine cereal but I really want to – I’ve heard great things! Lunch looks SO yummy! I hope that your Tuesday kicks off to a much better start 🙂

  11. Ahh yes, I used to live on Little Debbie! I actually went through phases – one year it was all about Zebra Cakes, another year Star Crunch, etc. 🙂

  12. This is such a great post! I am new to your blog and I am so glad that I found it!!

  13. Alisha says:

    I didn’t have any real preferences for my initials so I’m going against the grain here…

    Apples – Granny Smith and nothing else
    Cereal – Kashi Island Vanilla (shredded wheat with cane sugar crystal topping)
    Doughnuts – DM for sure!
    Eggs – scrambled
    Groceries – Publix pretty much exclusively
    Kashi – their cereal bars (not my favorite but I don’t feel TOO bad feeding them to Sydney on rushed mornings)
    Quaker – preferably in granola but if in oatmeal, must still be chewy with sugar & nuts – no fruit for me…it’s a texture thing (& no instant stuff)
    Youth – Mello Yellows & Combos at the pool in the summer but also dinner at my grandmother’s which was always homemade creamed corn, butter beans, tomatoes, and cantaloupes. I have to have those things every summer or something just doesn’t feel right.

  14. I still haven’t cracked open the Fiber One from Fitbloggin, but I’m glad you give it two thumbs up!! Can you believe I’ve never had a Little Debbie cake? It’s all about Tastycakes in Philly!

  15. i’m going with ‘S’ for my middle initial, and i LOVE LOVE LOVE either meatloaf sandwiches (nate gets SO grossed out) or leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches (bread with turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and lettuce)!

    • Tina says:

      I think I prefer the day after Thanksgiving sandwich over just the regular ole turkey and role! As long as there’s still sweetpotato casserole leftover for the side. 😉

  16. I laughed at the wasabi one. For some reason I thought you said you *put it in* your notrils!

  17. HopeF says:

    My initials are HDF.

    H: is for Hot Beverages: What is your favorite hot drink?
    Lady Grey Tea or Hot Chocolate, depending on my mood.
    D is for Donuts: You might not currently eat them, but what kind do you fancy?
    Chocolate covered and filled with cream.
    F is for Fat Free: What is your favorite fat free product?
    Soda. Otherwise, eggs.

  18. Katheryn says:

    K: I’ve had Kasi cereal a few times and have liked it alright, but I don’t really buy and Kashi products regularly.

    R: Roasting veggies is definitely my favorite way to eat them. Brings out all the natural sweetness.

    O: I use olive , canola, and coconut oil all pretty regularly. My absolute favorite is coconut oil. Holy yum!

  19. A — I’m with you on the Honeycrisp apples. They’re my all-time fave, followed by Ida Red (which I used to find in Indiana but not out here in Arizona). Jonagold and Macintosh are okay, too. I like my apples to be both tart and sweet.

    M — Microwave snack? Now that I’m back on the low-carb diet, I’d have to say green beans.

    H — Hot beverage? Tea, definitely. I’m not much for hot coffee (but love it iced) — and hot chocolate is too full of carbs.

  20. Cara says:

    C- My favorite cereal is Kashi Blueberry clusters, but I can never just have one kind in my bowl so I tend to mix it with Kashi GoLean Crunch!

    M- Microwave: my favorite microwave meal is cambell’s Healthy request minestrone soup!

    T- Travel: I ALWAYS pack snacks. I’m a huge snacker and not a very nice person when I get hungry, so I always have granola bars on hand

  21. A: Fugi!!!
    M: Well…I don’t have a microwave, so I can’t really say 😛
    C: Does oatmeal count?

  22. Cute post! I was answering along in my head the whole alphabet! K is for Kashi. I love tons of their products. I have several frozen dinners in my freezer for emergencies so I’ll go with that one:)

  23. S: My favorite sandwich is with mozzarella and sundried tomatoes
    Z: I love roasted zucchini as a side.

    And I am with you on the donut comment! I should hope that’s why one wouldn’t eat them! I have an almost Homer Simpson-esque fascination with donuts. Someone once asked me what I would have if it were the last thing I was ever going to eat and I said a coconut donut!

  24. Vanessa says:

    V is for vitamins= I need to take them!! 🙁
    I is for ice cream=Thats impossible to pick! I guess I’d get Schwans Raspberry Rumble with lots of homemade fudge sauce and whipped cream.
    G is for groceries= I get mine from from Food city or Ingles. Oh how I wish I had more choices!!

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