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One of the staples (= basics) of my diet are 1. , sometimes boiled, sometimes cut and fried. Served hot these are called ‘Fries’ in the US and 2. in the UK. It’s a bit confusing, because in North America people use this word to mean the fried potatoes which are eaten cold (in bags). Again, in the UK, these are ‘crisps’! Click here for more on this. Other basic ingredients are Chinese and Southeast Asian 3. and , from the same continent, 4. .
I have to be careful about consuming too much sugar or 5. , which is not good for blood pressure or high tension. Sugar is also a problem which leads to obesity. I have to cut down on (=eat less) 6. ,9. ,11. ,12. and 13. .
It doesn’t have to be complicated to eat healthily. One of the most common misconceptions is that you have to be a good cook. It helps, but pasta dishes such as spaghetti, macaroni and tortellini can be very healthy and easy to cook. 17. , 18. and sandwiches are a great option. By the way ‘broth’ is a word that means a thick soup.
There are also foods that are considered ‘fast food’, such as 20. , 21. and 22. , but these can be healthy options if you choose vegetarian varieties and make your own instead of buying them ready-made from the shop.
I’m beginning to eat a lot more fruit than I used to. At work I always eat an 38. or 39. and a 40. . I also like 26. , 43. , 44. and 46. , but they’re too juicy and smelly to eat in the office!
My county, Kent, is known as ‘The Garden of England’ and the 23. , 30. and 41. are the best you can get anywhere! The taste is completely different if you eat fruit in season- In autumn and Christmas I make sure I always have a bowl of 28. , 29. or 45. to nibble when I am watching TV or reading a book, as well as all types of nuts: 34. , 35. , 36. , 37. , 49. and 50. . In summer I love 27. , 31. , 32. and 47. .
There are other fruits that I don’t buy so much, but sometimes I use them for cooking – 24. , 25. and 48. , for example….
What do you have for breakfast? I usually have a coffee and some toast, a slice of 51. , a 52. or a 53. with jam, marmlade (= orange jam) or 55. . At the weekend, when I have more time, I like to have a natural 56. and an 54. . I cook it in different ways; sometimes 57. , 58. , 59. or as an 60. .
I consider myself to be a ‘semi-vegetarian’. A real vegetarian would laugh, but I am trying to eat less meat now. When I was young, we always used to eat traditional Roast 62. on Sunday with Yorkshire Pudding and potatoes , or Roast 63. , and breakfast on Saturday with bacon and 66. . I still eat poultry – that means meat from birds, like 73. , 75. and 76. , but no more than once or twice a week.
Seafood! Fish! I love all types: Rice with 77. and the bigger King 77. , with 83. and 84. – delicious! I also enjoy 79. and 81. – both dishes I discovered in Spain. I’ve never tried 78. , though!