A long long time ago, far far away, I chose 10 foods that I would live on. I then narrowed it down to nine, then eight. Last month I chose seven. Today it’s down to 6 foods. I am not necessarily choosing foods that I enjoy the most. I am thinking about what fits my taste buds as well as what foods would allow me to thrive. This makes for a true challenge.
Please take the time to answer this question by leaving a comment below. Have fun!
Now it’s my turn. I am thinking about the foods that I love and putting them into FitDay to see if I can match all of my nutrition requirements.
1. Wild Alaskan King Crab
I enjoyed king crab for the first time in my life a few short weeks ago in Chicago at my bros place. I fell in love immediately. It’s amazing plain with nothing else. We grilled it and it turned out perfectly. Crab is packed full of protein along with Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc and Selenium.
2. Organic California Avocado
Avocados are by far my favorite plant food. They are one of the healthiest in my opinion as well. They provide a steady balance of nutrition and contain tons of monounsaturated fat which lowers LDL (the bad) and raises HDL (the good) cholesterol. One medium California avocado has about 12 grams of carbs – 9 of which are from fiber. Your gut loves this! Maybe I will dip my king crab in smashed avocados?
3. Pasture Raised Chicken Eggs that Eat Lots of Grass & Bugs
I have yet to consume a chicken egg that produces orange yolks. I have seen pics but have yet to see it in real life. This is why I want my chickens to eat a lot of bugs and grass. I don’t know why but I feel this will contribute to providing orange yolks. I also want them to be outside all day long and to get adequate sleep. Oh, they need to play too! In short, they need to live a primal lifestyle. Either way, chicken eggs are LOADED with vitamins and minerals.
4. Locally Grown West Michigan Strawberries
Is this food listed here simply because strawberries are in season right now for West Michigan? Possibly. The strawberry has always been one of my favorite fruits. The large ones from the supermarket are OK. But OK is not good enough for me. The local ones are small and juicy and actually taste like a strawberry. They are real. They will give me an abundance of Vitamin C, a lot of Manganese and a good dose of Magnesium. Strawberries are also very rich in antioxidants.
5. Organic Spinach
Spinach is possibly the most nutrient dense food on the planet when you compare calories to calories. I don’t think I have to say much more. Go to NutritionData.com and type in “spinach.” I wouldn’t have to eat much to reap a lot of benefits.
6. Bone-In Grass-Fed Sirloin Steak
I am not sure what type of steak I like best. I do know that it has to be grass-fed. Its healthier and I enjoy the taste better too. The bone has to be in for enhanced flavor. We all know the best part of the steak is right up against the bone, right? I wouldn’t mind a porterhouse, filet mignon, ribeye, t-bone, etc. I’ll stick with sirloin for now.
That’s it for me. Now it’s your turn. Tell the world what your 6 survival foods are by leaving a comment below. Once you are done please tweet, share and stumble this post. It’s fun that we all need! It’s a great interruption to your work day and makes you think!