Thursday, March 4

I have lots of updating to do, including my trip to Ireland and Italy, the case of the burning Hair straightener, and some exciting life news...but in the meantime, I felt this was a more pressing issue...

So I have this weird addiction to reading food blogs; they are a good balance of healthy recipes with amazing photography and great ideas to keep my diet (or "lifestyle" if you'd prefer) on track...but sometimes they scare me.

Often times, when I browsing through these blogs, I feel like the new kid in school, with nowhere to sit in the cafeteria. The recipes all look so delicious, but the ingredients list? I sometimes feel like I need a doctorate in nutrition to understand them...they are scary sounding. Over the past year of reading, the same ingredients keep popping up and every time, I get a step closer to trying them for myself.

Well, health food bullies: you've met your match. I may be the new kid in school, but I'll soon rise to Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls status in no time. I've compiled a list of "scary" health food ingredients that I'm going to take behind the school at 3pm and show them whats what.

On my list to try and conquer:
Almond Milk
Chia Seeds
Amazing Grass
Nutrional Yeast (if these foods were a gang, this would the mafia boss, and yes I'm mixing metaphors. The name sounds disgusting, but apparently its ridiculously good for you AND gives food a cheesy quality and I love cheese almost as much as I love wine and chocolate *and that is A LOT)

I am going to set out on a grocery shopping mission this weekend to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and see what I can accomplish. Have you tried any of these before? Do you have any tips, pointers, or recipes to share?


Preppy in Polka Dots said...

So that is a great list and I completely agree with you how scary they are. But how are you going to become Lindsay Lohan in mean girls? Are you going to mix them together? Do you have a plan? Also, are we talking about Lindsay when she gets Tina Fey busted for drugs or at the end when she realizes who she really is and all is right in the world?

Can't wait to hear all about it :)

Rachel said...

Ok, where do you find nutritional yeast? Finley wants some.

Allison said...

Chia seeds are good... I prefer hemp hearts though, nutty flavor, full of fiber and protein. Also LOVE almond milk, tops soy milk in my opinion anyday!

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