Baked sweet potato chips

Do you ever just want something crunchy? Well, I often crave something like chips or crackers. I decided to take the idea of sweet potato fries and turn them into baked chips. It is SUPER easy, as you know that cooking is not necessarily my forte, and very delicious!

As with everything I make, they are also incredibly versatile, and easily catered to your personal tastes. Continue reading

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Rethink. Recreate. Realize.

When it comes to eating healthy, I am no stranger to pizza and ice cream. I am also a non-intentional practicer of mindless eating. What can I say, I like my food!

Now that I sit in a cubicle for 8 hours a day, I want to make sure I’m staying on track and making the best food choices whenever possible. I find that I’ve had to re-think the way I see food, when my body needs it, and why. This has helped shape some better eating habits my way.  Continue reading

I’m back!! Tofu and all!

Hello all! I have completed my travels to CA and before I do anything, let me say that it has been an incredible trip (non-healthy food, non-running, and all!)

Now that I am settled in, though, it’s time to get back to the grind and that means running regularly,  but most importantly cooking yummy meals. So, after a request for my breaded tofu recipe, I have decided it’s the perfect post to dive back into the blogosphere. Continue reading

Get the most bang for your nutritional buck!

Eating vegetables — cooked or raw — is always a good idea. Something worth investigating (don’t worry, I already did the investigating for you) is whether cooking your veggies is actually robbing your healthy produce of the nutrients your body was so looking forward to.

After all research was done, the bottom line is that most produce does hurt from using heat. Though some vegetables, such as tomato and carrots, benefit from the cooking — heat breaks open the plant cells in tomatoes, allowing for your body to better absorb the lycopene; the beta carotene levels in carrots are increased — let’s be honest, who has the time or energy to look up whether every vegetable you cook should hit the heat or not. Continue reading

The only emotion we should feel when eating is good ol’ fashion joy

I know that my recent post, a poem, may have seemed quite intense. Reading it back to myself, over and over, I’m feeling a little self conscious of having put out such a raw written piece, but I felt I needed to do it; not for myself but because I feel as though I’m not the only one who has these feelings toward food and self.

I was recently watching Eat Pray Love and Liz, the main character, said something that hit it home for me:

“I’m so tired of saying no and then waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before, counting every calorie I consume so I know exactly how much self loathing to take into the shower. I’m going for it. I have no interest in being obese, I’m just through with the guilt.” Continue reading