At the turn of each year, without fail come January 1 suddenly everyone is talking about healthy eating. It’s like a switch is ... Read More
At the turn of each year, without fail come January 1 suddenly everyone is talking about healthy eating. It’s like a switch is flipped and everyone is oogling over bowls of vegetables instead of towers of cookies. Since Alex and I are all about bowls of vegetables, we love it! But we know it is fleeting, usually about a month and then we all settle back in to “normal”.
But what if bowls of vegetables became our normal" Over the holiday we watched Michael Pollan’s new documentary In Defense of Food, and wanted to pump our fists in the air every other second (you can watch it too!). Instead of sensationalizing an elimination diet, let’s focus on eating whole, non-processed foods, in sensible quantities! Let’s eat mostly vegetables, but not feel like we have to deprive ourselves of meat in entirety (unless we want to). Let’s eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
Why is it that a moderate, balanced approach isn’t sexy" Elimination diets are great for a short-term change. But for a healthy approach to eating in the long term, instead a crash and burn diet cycle (because we’ve all been there!), we’re focusing on small, approachable steps.
It’s been nearly 8 years since Alex and I started eating whole foods and mostly vegetables, and I can wholeheartedly say that our lives have never been more delicious, more joy-filled, and more abundant. A bowl-full of vegetables has never looked so good. Yes, we’re swayed by brownies and chocolates and cookies every now and again, but fresh, seasonal veg highlighted with intriguing herbs and spices is what we crave. And our home town of Indianapolis has changed right along with us in those 8 years; it’s undergone a renaissance from a Midwestern fast food town to a mecca of budding culinary life, urb...