Last week I joined in a Facebook challenge to find out how much of a ‘foodie’ I am.
Of the 100 foods listed, I’ve only tried 53. And as such, am not much of a foodie at all.
Now this surprised me, as I (1) live in a city with lots of cultural diversity, (2) love to explore new recipes in the kitchen and (3) like to think of myself as a somewhat adventurous person.
Upon a bit more reflection, I realized the reason why my score was so average.
Of the 100 dishes listed, many were less-than-healthy (Pocky sticks and deep-fried pickles?) or included ingredients that are not ecologically sustainable (caviar and turtle soup, anyone?).
Rather than bemoan my ‘lack of foodie’ status, I decided to create my own ‘healthy foodie quiz’.
Of the 37 items listed below, (1) how many have you tried and (2) how many do you include in your weekly menu plan? Give yourself 3 extra points if any of those items are organic, wild-caught and GMO.
I’m happy to say that I scored 49 out of a possible 50 points on this quiz (perhaps a bit biased, since I wrote the quiz…). I’ll be adding gojii berries to my shopping list next week.
What does your ‘healthy foodie’ score say about you?
40-50; You’re a healthy foodie rock star. You know the value of fuelling your body with nutrient-dense foods and are probably a dietician, nutritionist or healthy living blogger!
30-39; While your diet is fairly healthy, it wouldn’t hurt to brush up a bit on the benefits of including more nuts, seeds and healthy fats in your diet.
20-29; Time to get a bit more adventurous in the kitchen, I reckon. Start by adding one new-to-you food from the above photo each week. Search out ways to prepare it; Pinterest is a great place to find recipe ideas.
0-19; What the heck are you eating if you’re not eating the foods pictured above? (And was there an inverse correlation between your ‘foodie’ and ‘healthy foodie’ scores?)
Any other ‘healthy foodie’ items you’d like to add to my list?
Of the items on the original ‘Foodie’ quiz, what was the strangest one that you’ve sampled?