HELLO everyone! Welcome to my very first post of Eye It. Try It! I am SO SO SO excited to finally be blogging and sharing with you all of the pretty, nutritious, and of course, DELICIOUS food that I cook, eat, and share.
I’m sure many of you guys are curious what Eye It. Try It means. Let me be the first one to tell you guys, I am no culinary prodigy. No, I did not go to culinary school. I am not yet a registered dietician. I did not grow up as my father’s little sous chef in the kitchen. In fact, I did not become mindful of what I was feeding my body until two years ago, when I read a book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan. In this straight-forward, reader-friendly “manual,” Pollan explains that eating doesn’t have to be as complicated as all these countless diets and “nutritional fads” we hear of in the media (this is a FANTASTIC book and I would recommend it to everyone).
Now, I know what you are all thinking, and I guarantee that one of these excuses apply to you. I don’t have time to cook healthy because ___________:
1.) “After sitting all day in front of the computer at my 9-5 job, energy to stand in the kitchen is the last thing I have.”
2.) “I’m a freshman college student living in a dorm, and the 24-hour dining commons make it humanly impossible to maintain a healthy diet.”
3.) “….actually I DO have time to cook healthy, but I don’t have the MONEY to cook healthy because cooking healthy means organic, and organic means EXPENSIVE.”
4.) “…I just don’t enjoy it.”
I am going to disprove that NONE of these excuses are valid because Eye It. Try It will show you:
1.) Cooking a healthy, delicious meal doesn’t have to take that much time & energy.
2.) Easy tips and tricks to avoiding the freshman 15 (or 25).
3.) Cooking healthy is NOT more expensive (unless you’re only at shopping at Bristol Farms, Gelsons, and Whole Foods).
4.) Cooking healthy is FUN.
I am not starting this blog so you guys can simply sit at the computer screen and wish you could be eating that “banana-coconut (omg made from tofu) cake.” My goal is that you eye what I am making and then you get up, walk to your kitchen and try making it.