(Hopefully unnecessary disclaimer: these aren’t the only five things I eat in a day, just a random sample of staples.)
1. Avocado almost every day, in some form. Pairs well with: eggs, sandwiches, salads, smoothies (if I ever drank smoothies), sauces, tortilla chips, and salt.
2. Bell peppers, of various color, because it’s the first vegetable I liked the taste and texture of, they’re easy to find fresh throughout most of the year, and easy to cook, slice, chop, and mix with anything. Bonus points for (far) more than 100 percent of the average daily vitamin C needs in one pepper. Solid.
3. Eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (not all three, in one day). Pairs well with numbers 1 and 2 (and/or basically any other vegetable, IMO), cooks quickly and easily (hard to screw up, really), available at the farmer’s market year round, and makes an impressive taco shell, if you’re looking to switch it up.
4. Dark chocolate because I love it, not because cocoa has some antioxidants or because maybe it boosts my happiness or libido, maybe it affects my cholesterol or somehow might cure cancer one day. I just like the taste of dark chocolate, especially with a dollop of peanut butter on top, so I eat it. Not ALL day, but almost every day, at some point.
5. That’s it (bars)
I don’t write product reviews or agree to feature things on social, but I agree to receive a sample, and if I choose to write about this sample, it’s because damn, ya nailed it. That’s all. These bars are nothing special, but their name implies that they aren’t trying to be. They use dried apples as a base, instead of dates. Each bar has one other dried fruit, depending on the flavor. That’s all. I like the simplicity, slightly different taste, and chewy texture. Good for: traveling without access to fruit, part of a snack, getting in a few fruit servings. Pairs well with: nuts or nut butter.