When I first tell people what I do and don’t choose to eat, many turn their noses up. You don’t eat fast food? You don’t eat meat? (well, sometimes, but i’m picky about it). And so on. They wonder where the taste and flavor comes from in my food. They wonder where the nutrients come from.
[working lunch – greens, yellow zucchini “fettuccine” tempeh, tahini sauce, hemp seeds, nooch]
Well, I got news for you – my diet is plenty nutritious. Bursting with color and nutrients, if you allow me to brag for a moment.
[breakfast – plain soy yogurt (it’s under there!), blueberries, banana, ezekiel cereal, tahini]
Others will admire the meals I make and say they could never live that way. Why not? All you have to do is want to.
[lunch – garfava socca flatbread with greens, salmon, tahini]
Healthy food is delicious. After a while of eating this way, you won’t want to go back to heavier meals. It just makes you feel good all over.
[dinner with my lovely foodie friend – seared ahi tuna salad! w/ mango, avocado, miso dressing]
Taste does NOT have to be sacrifices for good, nutritious food! Yes, it takes some getting used to, and some commitment, but in my mind it’s completely worth it.
[bits of sticky rice rolled in nori (hi L’s hand!), miso dressing of the salad]
Sure, every now and then I enjoy a heavy, indulgent meal. But I always come running back to my giant salads.
[huevos rancheros style salad – eggs, black beans, salsa, avocado, carrots, greens w/ sprouted tortilla]
You say I can’t be satisfied with a salad every day? I say I can – but my salads probably don’t look like what you’re thinking. They’re full of stuff, and different every time. Bulky, filling, and delicious.
[fig food beans!]
So the other question I get is – how much time do you spend in the kitchen? Well, not much, really – but that takes some planning and getting used to as well. All of the meals you see here were put together in a matter of minutes. I’d even go as far as saying less than 20 minutes.
[sweet ‘tater and beans, salad with cucumber, fennel, tomato, basil, balsamic dressing]
Yes, it’s totally okay to use packaged foods – ones with an ingredient list that you can pronounce! I promise you, healthy can be tasty, if you want it to be.
All you have to do is commit.
Are you committed to eating healthy? What kind of responses do you get from skeptics?
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