I started this blog because I love food. Pure and simple. I love reading recipes and trying them out. I love creating recipes and then seeing the look on people’s faces after they try them…..the anticipation of hearing what they think. The other reason I created this blog was because I love how food affects us, and it does affect us. It affects our minds and our bodies….our whole body. It is such an incredible thing to understand how and what food does. Spend 5 minutes a day looking up a new fact about your body and what you put into it. You will be amazed at what you learn.I am not a professional or an expert so the things I say are things I have learned over the years and are strictly my opinions. It is for this reason I encourage you to do some research yourself.
I am striving to get my degree as a nutritionist because like I said, I genuinely love to learn how food affects our bodies. You control your body, it is the only one you will ever have, so feed it well.
My recipes are not geared towards any specific trend or diet but I do try to use as many “real” ingredients as I can as well as mostly organic foods. I want my recipes to be easy but also the good comfort foods you are looking for. I definitely am not perfect in my ingredients choices all the time but I do my best to find a happy balance for my family. Try taking processed foods out of your pantry and refrigerator/freezer for a week or two. Try making things from scratch. My hope is that you will realize that not only will it taste better but it will make you feel better. I also hope that you will realize that it will be cheaper in the long run too.
Stock your pantry with good ingredients and you will find yourself reaching for them more and more. Simple little changes can make a huge difference without even really noticing.
Some things to try are swapping out white foods for brown foods, such as regular white pasta for whole wheat pasta, white bread for whole wheat/whole grain bread. Try coconut palm sugar instead of white sugar. Brown rice instead of white. The list goes on.
Try eating more grains. There are so many options out there that you might not even be aware of such as, millet, amaranth, lentils, bulgar, farro, quinoa, barley, or oats. There are so many more but you get the point.
Eliminate foods with high fructose corn syrup. I’m sure you are sick of hearing this by now but I’m betting you will notice a difference in how you feel in a short period of time.
No food dyes…. if it lists a color and a number after it, then you don’t want it. These are artificial ingredients that have been said to cause a list of issues, especially in children. We do not allow them in our household, instead we look for things that are colored with natural ingredients such as beet juice.
My daughter and I both suffered from stomach problems and severe allergies. Eliminating the things I listed have honestly made a huge difference in our health and digestion. We never have stomach issues anymore and my daughter’s allergies are almost gone. For me, this was all the proof I needed that we made the right choices.
All things are fine in moderation and I am a true believer that you will succeed in eating better if you don’t allow yourself to feel guilty for eating something bad once in awhile. We all love our “junk” food and allowing yourself a treat once (or twice) a week will help eliminate cravings and allow you to succeed in eating better.
I genuinely hope you like my recipes and find some good foods to make for you and your family.
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