Eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.

I’ve been watching a few RSA Animate videos, and I love this one I came across that includes Michael Pollan’s thoughts.

Often times, I’m made fun of for cooking or baking things I could just as easily buy in the store and save time on (not usually money, if the ingredients are good). I like to cook and bake, one because I get to enjoy the process, but also because I can choose the ingredients and I eat far less junk food if I have to make it myself. Homemade banana ice cream anyone?

The entire week I’ve eaten probably the best I’ve eaten in the past year. Breakfast smoothies consisted of kale, frozen banana, chia seeds, flax seeds, natural peanut butter and almond milk. Snacks all day and lunch consisted of Granny Smith apples, carrots, dressing, celery, peanut butter, a few days of pita and pb, unsweetened applesauce, pineapple, nuts, and water. Dinner hasn’t been perfect, but we did cook two nights this week, and I’m hoping to get in more homemade meals next week. We’re still working out our planning kinks.

I’m not trying to be a perfect homemaker, but it feels good to slowly return to our normal and load up at the farmer’s market again these days. I feel more energized than I did over the break, and I feel less bloated. Now, of course, watching him cook those fries put me in the mood for some… I might just have to makes some sweet potato ones this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend!

– kate –