I do not like fad diets, cleanses and get fit quick schemes. I think consistently eating real food that is good for you and exercise is key. At the same time, I am not one to turn down a slice of pizza or some salt & vinegar chips every now and then. One problem I see amongst people my age is that people want things to happen fast so having patience to see results, cook healthier options or even grocery shop goes out the window! I am such a foodie so I do not want a boring plain chicken breast and broccoli all the time. I want flavour and variety! I grocery shop once a week and preplan all of my meals. This way once I am home from work I know exactly what we are eating and there is no option to make unhealthy decisions because I have all the ingredients I need. One thing that may surprise you about me is that I actually don’t know how much I weigh. I never go off weight, I go off how I feel. I think people stress out about weight so much when they really should focus on health. I know people that are thin but they are so unhealthy. As my mom would say “your poor arteries.”
Last night for dinner was slower cooker barbeque ribs, brussel sprouts with hints of bacon, pepper parmesan zucchini and my guilty pleasure, low sodium stove top stuffing. Everything was easy to prepare and tasted fantastic. Logan is a picky eating farm boy through and through so for him to enjoy all this healthy goodness proves that meals can be delicious and nutritious. Plus I love how pretty everything looks on the plate. I am by no means a presentation person but I do love all the different colours.
Food has always been such an important part of my life. Growing up, family functions always centred around eating. One of my most favourite sayings is eat well and travel often so I am trying to live by that!
Do any of you have recipes I must try? I love experimenting with anything from vegan to the most carnivorous meals. Also if anyone would like to know how I made anything here please just let me know and I’d gladly send it to you.