I am a big foodie. I love to just go big or go home when it comes to food. That just means that if I’m eating I want to eat the best tasting most indulgent food around. That way of thinking gets me in trouble sometimes because indulgent food isn’t always the healthiest food.
In 2016 I decided to try and eat better. I made the decision to cut back on carbs when I could because many of my daily meals were nothing but a pile of carbohydrates. I thought my new way of eating would be bland and gross but I was very wrong. By doing this I discovered my love for fresh ingredients. One of my favorite fresh “carb friendly” meals is tacos with lettuce leaf shells. It sounds simple, and it is, but the flavor is just great. I could taste all the individual ingredients but they all blended together so well. The avocado blended with the tomato and the onion complimented the cilantro; the whole meal was life changing to say the least.
The “fewer carbs” experience made me more adventurous with my food choices because I realized I was a BIG vegetable lover! I no longer hid from strange dishes because of their ingredients. Now, during the summer, you can find me at the farmers market every Saturday morning with a recipe in hand shopping for fresh ingredients.
I can’t touch on my favorite low carb dish without sharing what my favorite high calorie dish was. My favorite indulgent meal of 2016 was my trip to Ruth Chris steak house for my birthday. It was the first time I had ever been anywhere that was classified as fine dining and I was so intimidated but impressed. The steak was like butter! I could cut it with my fork and it just melted in my mouth. I’m sure that had something to do with the fact that it was covered in butter but it was so worth it. I also had brussel sprouts with garlic and rosemary that were to die for and for desert raspberry sorbet, key lime cheesecake and dark chocolate bark with pecans. I’m sure I took in double my daily calorie limit but that’s what cheat days are for, right?
Anyway, food is just a big part of my life. From the indulgent to the healthy I love them all!