Once upon a time, I didn’t know how to cook. As newly-weds, we ate stroganoff for dinner every week along with cheesy soup, enchiladas, and cereal. The day quickly came when I thought one more bite of stroganoff would KILL me.
I hounded people for recipes like a moth begging for light. My survival depended upon it.
Our stroganoff death-binge taught me one thing.
I like variety.
I rarely make the same thing twice, unless the dish is beyond incredible. When it comes to healthy eating, you have to be willing to “shake it up a bit.” Living off of lettuce alone may increase your chances of looking awesome in that bikini, but after a while you are going to binge on something not-so-amazing. Matt Stone in Diet Recovery teaches that dieting is like holding your breath. You can only hold it for so long. Eventually you are going to have to breathe again if you want to live.
Changing up my meals makes healthy food exciting. Plain and simple. It helps me learn my boundaries and avoid the deprivation/binge cycle of dieting.
Here are some of our favorite recipe finds this week:
Now it’s your turn to share. What amazing recipes did you concoct this week?