Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

First Foodie Pic!


My research into healthier eating continues! Inspired by Off Her Cork and her wonderful blog (good eats *and* martial arts — the perfect gateway drug!), I’m determined to change more than just my vegetarian status. I want to reduce my intake of processed foods, eat more raw and home-concocted meals, improve my intake of vitamins and minerals, and generally eat better tasting meals.

To get in the spirit of things, here’s what I had for dinner tonight:

From Food and Drink
  • Fresh mozzarella (probably too much) drizzled with balsamic vinegar
  • Tomatoes sprinkled with pepper
  • Baby spinach (yum!)
  • Pear (for dessert)

Believe it or not, this is one of the best meals I’ve eaten in ages. I loved every bite and felt full and happy when I was done. I have so much to learn about putting together well-rounded meals, but this is a really good step for me. I didn’t just come home and throw a frozen dinner in the microwave. In my book, that’s a huge victory!

Edit: Artistically, I wish I had put the mozzarella between the tomatoes and the spinach for better contrast. Let’s hope food arranging skills improve, too.

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  • I feel compelled to note that it is not possible to have too much mozzarella…. OK, I guess that's not *strictly* true…..

    I changed my eating habits fairly seriously about two months ago, and in addition to the bonus 15 pounds lost, I am feeling better and sleeping better. And I've noticed how *good* vegetables can taste, even completely unadorned. It's like I'm rediscovering my taste buds, and I am enjoying my food far more than I did when I was eating quick, convenient, unhealthy stuff.

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