What We Eat

Last week, I was in San Diego for work. Jake stayed home and his friend Casey came to visit. I tried to stock up on some pretty-good-for-you food that I thought he would eat, but got back to find his taste buds had ruled and he ate a lot of pizza, pizza rolls, cheese dip and who knows what else. Can’t blame him, really. Those foods taste good! And it seems a lot easier to call the delivery guy or go through the drive-thru than to cook something healthy. That’s especially true when our grill is covered in snow.

Now that the snow has melted, I find myself thinking more and more about the foods we eat. Maybe this sounds very 1950’s-house-wife, but I feel a responsibility to cook fresh, healthy meals for my husband. He does his fair share of cooking (grilling really), but I’m typically the one who plans those meals and buys the food. Don’t worry mom and mom-in-law, we don’t eat junk all the time. But there’s always room for improvement.

The thing is, it’s not always easier to order fast food or pizza, or to pull the fish sticks and fries out of the freezer. I just finished making our grocery list and meal plan for the week. I think I’ve managed to plot out 5 easy and healthy meals.

More than just nutritional value, I hope that we will start eating “real” food. Have you heard of Michael Pollan? He was on Oprah, so of course I have! His rule is simple: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Seems reasonable.

This week we’ll get the grill ready, cook only real food, and see how we feel. I bet our taste buds will be just as happy.

From the Kitchen

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  • mat

    We make a lot of Pita Pizzas using olive oil for the sauce and fresh veggies as toppings (especially tomatoes and garlic). last fall Carol’s boss did a demo on grilling Pizzas. I guess you use a patio stone on your grill as a pizza stone. We’ve been waiting all winter to give it a shot…