Sarah and Steph are Arepa Girls
Friday, July 30, 2010
Sarah and Steph are Arepa Girls
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
"Hungry Girl is like the Forever 21 of food,” she said, referring to the discount clothing chain where the stock is inexpensive, constantly changing and produced under conditions that a conscientious consumer might rather not think about.While yes, i do buy clothes at forever 21, i'd rather not have the things i put IN my body be of that caliber. For me food is good. Food needs to be satisfying, wholesome, flavorful and REAL. Is pretending like fiber-one chicken breast taste like deep fried chicken going to help solve your life problems? Why not recondition those taste buds to love fresh vegetables and real food instead?
Almost everyday people ask me if i feel restrictive by eating a vegan, plant-based diet-if i “miss” dairy, eggs, meat, etc. For me, this switch has been the complete opposite of restriction. By turning away from the staples of my previous “diet” ( slow-churned, sugar-free, ice-cream, coolwhip free, microwaved egg-whites, whey protein up the wahzoo, and spenda-rific lite yogurt, and lots of hungry girl) I have embraced a beautiful new food world that includes exotic, wholesome, exciting, delicious, fresh, REAL food!
A study was just published that showed that subjects who ate foods they perceived as "light" or "diet" ended up consuming more afterward, because they were not satisfied with their meals. Not only will you probably will you not be satisfied with the food you just ate, but once you eat the food you were truly craving, that "light" piece of food adds into your caloric intake for the day.
Is it really, really worth eating this stuff in order to be “healthy” and save a few calories? You know what else is low-calorie, satisfying, and way tastier and better for you than gelatinous, fishy noodles or a tiny portion of Oreo-like “cookies”? Vegetables. Air popped popcorn. An apple. Kale chips. Strawberries. With only a small amount of effort, you have so many options, and the rewards are so great. The way to be healthy – and even to reduce your calories – isn’t in the center aisles of your local megamarket. It’s at the Farmers Market and fresh food sections and in your kitchen, where food comes from the ground, instead of from packages. I’m not saying I don’t buy packaged foods – I most certainly, carefully do. I’m definitely not opposed to treats. But if you’re going to buy packaged food (which we almost all do), look at the ingredients. Think about the material the item is packaged in and what will happen to it once you’re through. Make sure you know what’s in there and not just what’s not. TASTE your food. Buy the real thing.
Instead of tricking our hungry bodies, let’s feed it what it wants and needs-REAL food!
Are you a HungryGirl Groupie or do you prefer your food closer to the source? Remember-no judgement here, I'm just curious!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
- 1 bottle of fine Vodka (I used Karlsson's Gold Potato Vodka)
- 2 stems of Rhubarb
- 1 cup lemon juice
- Seltzer Water
- Sweetener of choice to taste.
- Brie and Apple Cider Jam
- Smores-marshmellow with hershey chocolate on 7 grain
- Sourdough with dubliner cheese, wild boar bacon and apple slices
- Chedder and Mozzerella with mushrooms
- Buffalo Wing Cheese on Whole Wheat
- Kiwi with goats milk cheese
- Open-faced with pico de gallo
*** this is much more of a foodie post than a nutrition post, and is by no means entirely plant-based. Part of a healthy relationship with food and your body is your ability to enjoy a meal, to enjoy time spent with friends and the quality of food presented rather than worrying and obsessing over the nutritional content of a meal. If you're just dying to know more about nutrition of cheese, i ran across this yesterday. Check it out***