Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The begining of the blog

I've loved to cook my whole life. Now that I am finally married and started a family I have finally been able to put my love of cooking to work. After having my first baby in December of 2007 I was looking for a way to get back into shape and since 80% of how you look is what you eat I decided to "really" take a look at what I ate. Now I'll be honest I like my treats, I love the salad bar at Pizza factory drizzled in ranch with a bread stick and I definitely love my moms homemade rolls. Even though I love these so much I think everything is moderation is best. I mean having a treat with breakfast lunch and dinner is great, however, I think a few times a week might be better. After searching and talking with a lot of people I began reading about clean eating. I had seen the results of my friends who were "eating clean" I was sceptical though. I mean the people I knew that ate clean were already in great shape and worked out a ton. I couldn't really be sure it was what they were eating or what they were doing. Well I decided to try clean eating and after a week or so I got the hang of it. Clean eating to me is not a diet it's a way of life. It's about making good food choices for your body to give it the nutrients and energy it needs. I love to clean eat but I am realistic that I can't eat 100% good food 100% of the time. I try my hardest to eat the best and cook the best foods for my family and I don't get discouraged if I to eat something "dirty" as my friend Jessica calls it. If it's going to be a way of life there is no cheating there are choices of foods some of which are a lot better for me than others. I've started this blog so that I can share those "clean" and "dirty" foods with everyone. I know it's hard sometimes to look at a cookbook and say I'll make that.... There is always the worry that it will be disgusting and that you have wasted the last hour cooking for your family only to wish you had just gone out to eat. For this reason I will only post things that I have personally cooked. In the beginning you will probably see a lot of what Jessica likes to call "dirty food" because I have only been eating clean for about 2 months but soon I will have a lot more clean recipes that I have tried and I will share the ones I love. I almost forgot. if you would like to read more about clean eating you can go to the website. I love all three books (clean eating, workout and recipe) and even though most of us don't want to look like a he/she and the website is a little over the top the books are filled with alot of good nutritional and workout information even if you don't want to eat clean


Cade and Carrian said...

WOOT WOOT That's what I am talkin bout!

Anonymous said...

Thanks~ your blog is awesome and real cute. Anyhow i am wondering if i also can post some of the recipies from your recipie blog on to mine? just maybe to spice things up and stuff. I mean i don't want to totally copy all of yours on to mine. But, just if i could do some here and there- and i will also do a little write up and include you in kind of like the aknowledgements on my blog. And i will post more recipies on mine and you are more than welcome to take some of mine and put them on your blog!