How I Eat In Poland

Groceries

Here’s a look at a normal trip to the grocery store for me. I try my very best to spend most of my time in the fresh produce aisle, picking up plenty of fruits and vegetables. Apples, oranges, and bananas are my “go to” fruits, but today I got fancy and bought some strawberries, blueberries and seedless grapes. The berries are a great addition to oatmeal in the morning!  Orange juice, eggs and the granola are essential for my breakfast habits. Spinach, cabbage, onions, potatoes, carrots, and celery are all ingredients for my vegetable soup. Fresh baked bread is great for the most underrated sandwich on the planet, the peanut butter and jelly (strawberry). Of course everyone can’t eat good ALL the time, and as you can tell from my Snickers and Twix, I’m a sucker for chocolate. If only I could find some Reese’s here in Poland! What you cannot see are the two jelly donuts I ate in the car on the ride home…

Scrambled eggs with tuna, kale and musrooms, orange slices.

Scrambled eggs with tuna, kale and musrooms, orange slices.

About 30 months ago I decided to stop eating meat. Originally, I only wanted to try this for a weekend, but it turned out to last a lot longer than that. I still eat fish, my favorites are salmon and tuna, but I settle for tilapia as well. I never imagined being able to stop eating chicken and beef, but now I hardly ever think about it. My diet is something that is very important to me. Every day I am working to become more disciplined in my habits. I think that a lot of people put a great deal of emphasis on exercise but fail to realize the importance of diet to their overall health.

Kale and beets topped with two salmon filets, and broccoli.

Kale and beets topped with two salmon filets, and broccoli. Dinner is served!

Because I want to make sure that I eat as well as possible, I hardly ever eat out. Its better for me to cook my own meals every day, making sure that I am eating right. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking, eating, and even reading. I don’t like to be too far away from more food!

Banana, celery, apple with peanut butter. Great snack!

Banana, celery, apple with peanut butter. Great snack!

What do you think about my last trip to the store? Do you think I could cook something that you would like to eat? Are there any vegetarians out there with good, easy recipes? I could always use a new dish to try!

Posted by Marcus Ginyard

Marcus Ginyard (born May 8, 1987) is an American professional basketball player from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ginyard has played 7 seasons of professional basketball in Europe since graduating, and is now playing in Macedonia for the top team KK Rabotnički.

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