For years, I’ve been asked the question: “So what do you eat?” Usually, with a slightly incredulous look, wondering what food exists outside of meat products. Even after I transitioned away from veganism and became a vegetarian, I still often got these questions.
Today I was thinking about how I feel as a clean eater, someone who others see as a health dork or whatever term you want to use. And here’s the thing: I honestly don’t feel like I’m super healthy. Sure, I care about what I choose to put in my body, and my choices reflect that. But do I ever feel deprived? I can honestly say the answer to that is never.
I cannot remember ever feeling deprived of a comfort food since transitioning into healthy eating. The eating world is just as vast, if not more so than when I ate unhealthy foods. There are so many ideas of mouthwatering meals that I want to create, to share on my blog. I feel like I haven’t even begun to scratch the potential of all of the delicious, yet accessible meals that can be made. There are endless ways to eat healthy. The idea of a new food I want to make excites, me and I start meal planning and brainstorming to think of how I can make it even better.
For me, healthy eating is exciting. Some of you are probably like “you’re kidding right now.” But the answer is no. It’s not a chore; it’s something I love. I get more excited about cooking healthy meals than I do cooking unhealthy meals. The feeling of eating something that’s both good for your body and also insanely good for your taste buds lights my creativity and passion on fire. Health is my passion and I aim to share this with every recipe I post.
The recipes that swim around in my head are endless. I have lists and lists of all the things I want to try, make, and share. It’s a struggle just choosing which few a week I want to make. I absolutely love fresh food, and using healthy choices for my cooking. I will always be an advocate for healthy eating. I believe that if more people tried more healthy recipes, they too would love them. Healthy does not equate boring. Healthy meals are vibrant, delicious, and don’t have to be complicated to make.
So what’s my answer to “So what do you eat?” I eat a huge variety of things. I eat things that make me feel alive and give me energy. I eat things that taste delicious that don’t have a long list of ingredients. I cook for health and because it tastes amazing. And I’ve never been more in love with food. I encourage you to expand your horizons and fall in love with health, I promise you won’t regret it!