Do I have your attention? Over the past year I have been having a love affair (with healthy food). Let me explain. I have been on a journey to change, improve and create a healthy lifestyle for myself. I wanted to do this and still enjoy life, as everyone puts it.
I was recently eating a delicious meal in a restaurant, when this came to me. Food orgasm. What is a food orgasm you ask? It’s when you take the first bite; the taste sends shivers through your body and just explodes in your mouth. The flavours are so amazing you can’t imagine you have ever tasted anything like this before. Who wouldn’t want to create meals like that?
On a more serious note, I want to discuss the importance of learning to have a healthy relationship with food. This has become a necessity for me. Taste and presentation are a must. What I have learned in the past year about food has been very valuable to me. Use real food, be creative, use proper portion size, take time to prepare and enjoy your meals, and use what’s in season (when possible). Your body needs and will crave nutritious foods to fuel your body.
When cooking I always look for ways to add flavor to my meals. I use fresh herbs, lemon or lime juice, healthy oils, nuts and seeds to many of my meals. How many ways can you change a spinach salad? Since this is my favourite, I have found many different ways. This is one of the salads I created the other night. The flavours were fantastic.
Spinach, red peppers, red onion, blue cheese, pumpkin seeds, sliced pear, blueberries, avocado, salad dressing (red balsamic vinegar, pumpkin seed oil, sea salt and pepper)
I talk about food often and love to share what I make for meals as I hope it will inspire others to make healthy changes and think outside the box. As many people have seen my transition to a healthier and a more fit woman, I often get asked, how did you do this? How did you lose weight and make these changes? My answer is determination, dedication, and motivation, through working out and clean eating. I train five days a week, three with my trainer Jorg from Three60 Fitness and two on my own. My passion for this lifestyle has strengthened over the year. So to all the people struggling with how create a healthy lifestyle, you can do it with eating clean and working out consistently. If I can, anyone can. I am not perfect, far from it. As always, I am work in progress and will continue to improve all areas of my life through this journey.
P.S. If you have a favourite spinach salad recipe, share it with me!
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