Hello Sophisticated Spenders!
Food is very important to me.
Instead of fancy jewelry, a cheeseburger is the way to my heart!
Anyone who knows me, knows that I prefer home cooked meals.
I actually prefer my own home cooking because I know that I use pretty awesome ingredients.
I am a food snob, I know.
This week, I will showcase 5 rules for good eating.
1. The fewer the ingredients, the better! I apply the KISS method when cooking-Keep It Simple Stupid. I love recipes that have 5 ingredients or less.
2. Read labels! If you can’t pronounce something, you probably shouldn’t eat it. Read the ingredients on labels and also read serving sizes and calorie amounts. I can’t stress the importance of paying attention to what you are putting into your body. Aim for all natural or organic products. When I buy cheese, it’s real cheese-not cheese product. When I buy items, I make sure it does not have too many ingredients or things that I don’t recognize. Your body will thank you!
3. Don’t cheap out on spices and oils! A little goes a long way with oils and spices. Since you only use a little, why not buy the best oils and spices. The quality makes a difference for sure.
4. Think local! I am a huge fan of farmer’s markets and butchers. Their products are normally locally grown and very very fresh. And also have a higher chance of being organic. The fewer the chemicals, the better.
5. Choose Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s over McDonald’s (and other fast food restaurants)! Those place don’t serve real food AT ALL! Their “food products” are laced with chemicals and other artificial things. If you are in a hurry, there are lots of other options out there. People like to use, price and time as excuses as to why they eat at these places. Your health should be more important. When I am pressed for time or don’t feel like cooking, I let my oven do all of the work! I throw meat and veggies in the broiler and watch tv till my food is ready. That normally only takes 10-15 minutes!
But don’t take my word for it. Do your own research!
What are your 5 rules when it comes to eating?