Lately I have been thinking a lot about the food I am eating and the food I should be eating. As I have gotten older I have become much more concerned about whole foods versus processed foods and what effect they can have on us. I am working towards making great changes in my life to ensure I am being as healthy as I can be. 30 seems like a good year to start thinking about this. It is definitely hard. I am writing this while eating a lean pocket... My husband is the cook in our house but I am also trying to step up and make meals where I have control over the ingredients and can take pride in making a nourishing meal.
I feel like our world is so fast paced that sometimes just stopping and cutting up vegetables can seem daunting -- to me at least. I want it now! Not in the two whole minutes it's going to take me to cut up and prepare!
So I am opting to slow down and take time to make the right food choices. Summer is a good time to start because nothing is yummier than cold veggies on a hot day. This sandwich was perfect and has become an almost daily staple.
I am also paying more attention to Pinterest. I, like most people, am guilty of pinning like crazy but never going back and investigating the things I have pinned. Lately I have been scouring my food board for yummy healthy food recipes. This one one pot pasta has been popping up a lot lately and since we love pasta in this house I thought it would be fun to try. Look how beautiful it is!
|Recipe and picture source.|
As most real life scenarios typically are, my pasta was not really as beautiful or well-lit as the original source but that didn't matter. I was cooking! I had to tweak the recipe a hair but not enough to make a huge difference.
It didn't even occur to me to take an after shot but probably because it wasn't nearly as pretty as the before. This was a good dish though wayyyyy too salty. The recipe calls for four ounces of vegetable stock and has a real emphasis on not using the low sodium kind. I'm not sure why it's so important not to use that kind. I noticed in the comments she told someone if they needed lower sodium they should just use water so that's what I will do the next time.
If you haven't already pinned this click the link from the original picture to get the recipe and give it a try.
Wish me luck as I continue on this healthy food journey.