First, I want to wish all of you a very happy New Year, and thank you for being here with me online. Depending on how long you've been reading our blog you may have noticed our diet evolve. If you go way back to 2010-2012 you'll see lots of meaty and cheesy recipes. Many of those recipes relied heavily on premade sauces, mixes, and even frozen meals. Then around 2015 or so we started eating a little bit cleaner and then from 2015-2018 we were eating almost 100% clean and vegan. Since that time we have switched to a mostly clean and vegetarian diet. I do not eat dairy most of the time but on occasion, I do cook with it. Overall we try to follow the 90-10 rule where 90% of what we eat is clean, fresh, and at least vegetarian. That 10% includes desserts, the occasional homemade pizza, and dinner out.
Following A Plan
I know that we eat better, waste less, and save money when I plan our meals. One of the obstacles I've run into since changing up our diet and altering recipes is I don't have many of them archived here or on Plan To Eat. That makes meal planning and creating a grocery list a little harder when I'm in a rush. Also when I've shared some of our meals on Instagram I've been asked for a link to the recipe. Well, I'm finally taking the plunge and getting our updated recipes here on the website. I started doing a few last years but we all know 2020 was anything but productive for many of us. I've also been busy with nursing school. Thankfully I'm getting close to graduating!
Eat For Your Health
While in nursing school I've also taken more classes on nutrition. I've learned more about how to use food to prevent illness and support the body's natural ability to heal. I will not be offering any medical advice (that's for doctors) but I will be sharing tips that I've found and use with my family.
Grow What You Eat
One of my favorite hashtags on Instagram is #growwhatyoueat. Eating what you grow only makes sense. For many years now our garden has been a large source of what we eat. It has even produced enough for us to freeze and can the surplus. So, it only makes sense that many of these recipes will utilize food that is in season and that we are growing! Don't worry if you don't have a garden, the ingredients will be easily found at farmers markets and grocery stores.
Meal Plan Monday
I'm also playing with the idea of going back to sharing our meal plans but I'm not sure about that yet. I love the accountability it gives me but I also know how guilty I feel when I can't keep up. so, we'll wait and see on that.
You can view many of our recipes under the recipe tab at the top.