First, I want to start this post by saying how thankful I am for the overwhelming amount of support I received after yesterday’s blog post. It was truly amazing to see the words of encouragement and incredible kindness coming from friends, people I haven’t spoken to in years and people I have never even met. It was exactly the extra boost of motivation that I needed to see this thing through. So again, thank you.
Now… after yesterday’s “revelation” I was excited to find healthy, delicious recipes and try new foods and dare I say – vegetables.
After leaving work and picking up my fiancé, I drove straight to Trader Joe’s, grabbed a bright red cart, and very slowly began making my way through each aisle. Usually I skip right over the fresh produce and head to the pasta (I’m an Italian… it’s in my blood).
This time I carefully meandered my way through the rows of greenery, carefully examining what each and every item was, and I’ll admit, growing a little overwhelmed with all of it at first…. Baby spinach, broccolini, bok choy, edamame, kale.
However…slowly, but surely my cart began filling up with fresh, healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables replaced chips and cheese curls, skinless chicken breasts replaced overly processed sausages, whole wheat pastas replaced starchy ones.
I thought today I’d share some of the new recipes I found on (you guessed it) Pinterest that I’m excited to make this week.
If you have any favorite recipes you’d like to share, I’d love to hear them!