Lately Drew and I have had a silly series of conversations about the rules we’ve come up with for what we eat, when we eat it, and how we eat it.
For example, I divide food by the seasons. I don’t always strictly follow these meal plans, of course, but I do have a tendency to shift my eating habits from one season to the next. It simply feels weird to eat spaghetti in August or “fresh” strawberries in January!
Summer food is stuff like corn on the cob, any kind of seafood, many salads, stone fruit, any kind of melon, cold pasta salads, zucchini bread, popsicles, (vegan) ice cream, ice water, and other refreshing, light dishes.
Autumn food is stuff like apples, pears, light soups, small portions of meat, banana bread, occasional cups of tea, stir fries, pies, and roasted vegetables.
Winter food is stuff like chili and other thick, hearty soups, many cups of tea, potatoes and other root vegetables, fruit smoothies, spaghetti, and very meat-heavy dishes.
Spring food is stuff like berries, some salads, fish, eggs, asparagus, occasional cups of tea, and pasta.
I don’t really see any difference between breakfast, lunch and dinner foods. I’ll happily eat eggs and toast for dinner or tilapia and vegetables for breakfast depending on what I have in the fridge and what sounds good that particular day.
What about you? What are your food rules?