Even though I have a background in nutrition, I didn’t set out to blog about food. It just seems to be happening that way at the moment. Probably because I am in a creative mode, searching for healthier alternatives, and pretty annoyed with crappy recipes.
This too shall pass as soon as fresh fruit and veggies become, well fresher and more abundant. Well not completely, after all there are amazing possibilities for fresh foods.
Last summer I was introduced to bright line eating. It felt good, wholesome, but it lacked grains. We need grains for heart health. Currently I haven’t had any sugar since November 2018. Only recently reintroduced heart healthy whole grains, and today a gluten free flour. Dairy has been minimal, with the exception of half n half, grass fed butter, and Greek yogurt.
So what’s left to eat? Real food!!! Crazy right? Anddddd that’s how I ended up here, blogging about food, on a blog intended for witty musings, and opinionated feedback.
For now I’ll just keep sharing my experiments, I mean..creations.
Yes, it really is. Simply made, and full of goodness. Chopping is the key to this yummy power bowl. I like to purchase a spring mix that has a bit of all the different greens. I chop them up into small bits. Then I do the same with all of the other ingredients. I enjoy cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese, but you can add whatever you like, just remember to chop chop chop.
Bolthouse has a great dressing selection, but this is delish with a nice vinaigrette.
Every day I need a pick me up. Hot tea and a pack of nuts is a nice combination. Other days I might have a choczero, or a fat bomb. It just takes a little something, a cup of hot tea, and a few moments of solitude.
Babybell cheese is also a great option. Prior to switching to keto I would include red grapes with that. I love fresh whole food and really miss having many of those options. I sure hope grapes are paleo approved because paleo is my end game.
I always worry about finding healthy options when I am on vacation. I plan ahead as much as possible. I pack snacks, water, and protein bars. Sometimes I make my own. Then I only need to focus on breakfast, and dinner.
Dinners are pretty easy if you just think about lean and green. Skip all the rest. Breakfast on the other hand can be difficult.
Often you will see fresh fruit on the menu. Just make sure that it’s really fresh fruit and not canned. The photo above was offered on the menu. It’s a Belgian with Greek yogurt and fruit. So simple, filling, and packed with energy. It’s been a favorite breakfast of mine ever since.