When you think of eating healthy, do you think of a fridge filled with celery, kale, salads without flavour and plain, unseasoned chicken breast? Before I started this journey, that was certainly what I envisioned!
But lately, I've rediscovered healthy food! My taste buds have changed (apparently, that happens) and I am completely in love with delicious, real food! Avocado, olive oil, good quality cheese, homemade salad dressings, garlic, butter, sea salt! These ingredients, when prepared right, make my food sing to me!
My love affair with real food started when I took Lucinda's online soup class. Creamy Asparagus soup made with lots of garlic and a base of coconut milk really opened my mind to the idea that healthy food can be easy and delicious! My next obsession was Greek salad with chicken, big chunks of feta cheese and homemade dressing. I almost couldn't believe that I was eating such delicious meals all the time and dropping weight so quickly!
After I conquered homemade soups and salad dressings, my meal planning got a bit stagnant. That's when I discovered a super-handy app that made my meal planning, grocery shopping, and meal prep a lot easier! It's called "Mealime" and I just love it!
With this app, you can choose the foods/ingredients that you are allergic to or don't like and it won't offer you recipes with those foods in them. You can choose how many people you are cooking for and how many meals to shop for at a time. It then offers you the meals and you can easily switch them out if they don't look appealing to you. After you have your meals chosen, it generates a shopping list for you. Check off the items you already have, add the breakfast/snack items you need to shop for, and VOILA, you have your shopping list created for you!
Meal planning and grocery-list making used to take me FOREVER and I considered it to be a chore, but now I look forward to it with Mealime!
And seriously, I feel like my cooking skills have gone from a 2.5/10 to a 9/10! I'm a foodie all of a sudden and I'm lovin it!
My new challenge: put the leftovers in the fridge before I eat too much!