I’m in no way a chef or expert in the kitchen, but I’ve spent most of this year learning what foods my body prefers. It has taken a great deal of mindfulness to get to a place where I know (and accept) what does and does not work for me.
This year, I have challenged myself to get more creative with meal time — putting more effort into crafting meals that include ingredients my body loves. I believe food can be medicine and when we prepare our meals with love and thoughtfulness, we really become true ~foodies.
Being too rigid or unforgiving with one’s diet is, I think, a mistake. I treat myself occasionally, but never forget the importance of moderation, patience and preparation. When you make your meals, you appreciate the different components of them. You are also less prone to consume the preservatives, bad fat, sodium and other atrocities that most store-bought, restaurant, or fast-food meals have to offer.
I often “snapchat” and “Instagram” meals but feel this blog might be a better place for sharing. I keep Paleo in mind with what I eat, but I’m not as strict as many. Generally, I aim for a low-carb, high-fat diet because it works for me. I love vegetables, eat fruit sparingly, utilize good fats, and eat meat (although I have a preference now for grass-fed meat and wild-caught seafood).
Here are a few recent snaps of meals I’ve made. I promise they are more appetizing than the photos might suggest. Keep an eye out here for more food-related and “recent eats” posts.
Served for breakfast: egg whites with spinach, onion, yam and leftover lamb and beef meatloaf (grain-free). I usually include a drink with my breakfast, either fresh green juice or a kefir-avocado smoothie.
Quick lunch: working from home has its conveniences. Although I have more time to put together meals, I don’t want the process to be too time consuming. Pictured above is an example of an easy lunch: yellow and green squash “pasta” with chicken breast and avocado sauce, plus some gouda cheese for good measure. To add to my calorie intake, I like to include a side of fresh fruit or salad with this.
Simple dinner: I’ve never been much of seafood fan, but I love salmon. I find that my most fulfilling meals include at least one meat, one complex carb and some raw food. Above is salmon, half of a yam and a side salad. It’s a pretty simple set up, but not lacking on the flavor front.
What foods or meals have you been enjoying lately?