Growing Healthier

I didn’t start out with healthy habits, not even at the very beginning.

Breast milk was Not Done during the years I was born. Good Midwest girls grew up eating beef or pork with potatoes at every meal, and most of it was cooked in the bacon grease that sat in an old tin can on a corner of the stove. Vegetables were a spoonful of warmed canned peas or green beans, which almost no one actually ate. Can you blame them?

As a teenager and college student, I ate what was cheap. Taco Bell, Little Caesars Pizza (Four bucks, Four bucks, Four bucks!), Budget Gourmet frozen meals I could get two for a dollar on sale, and bucket loads of ramen whose chemical aftertaste I came to adore. Mmmm, nitrites.

It wasn’t until my late twenties that it occurred to me that maybe this wasn’t the best way to go on. Yeah, I know, I’m quick.  It has been a very slow evolution, but these days I eat healthy food and force feed it to my family as well. I also exercise, meditate, and practice mindfulness. I know. Feel free to hate me. Except, of course, that would probably be very unhealthy for you. But whatever- your life, your journey.

If you’re looking for some recipes that won’t clog your arteries but also aren’t so complicated that the heart attack sounds like a better option than cooking, click on the pic below. I don’t enjoy cooking, but I want food that nourishes my body and that my family will still eat. Most recipes are gluten and meat free, but can be adjusted to different diets. Bon Appetit!