Part of the reason I chose to graduate with a degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology was because of the health crisis the US is currently in.
I'm talking record deaths from heart disease, type II diabetes, obesity- diseases that did not exist 70 years ago.
I felt compelled to help people understand what eating better looked like. I just didn't know that it's not that most people don't know what to eat, they don't know how to get it on the table.
"Yes, I know I should be eating vegetables, but all I have time for is the drive-thru or anything that delivers".
It was a painful cycle to watch; a cycle so many Americans are locked into that has the power to kill.
Foods of convenience do not care about your health.
I felt scared for our nation, so I decided to do something.
I wanted to teach people that there is a simple way to get health on their table each night.
And no, it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, you don't have to be Martha Stewart, and you don't have to the time to...
I'm not kidding, you guys!
There is so much joy to be had in cooking a meal at home.
It is a creative outlet, it brings the family together, it gives you a bragging point (why not?).
If you "don't know how" (I hear that all the time!), it is not rocket science, and the only reason you're not good at it is because you never practice! So, get to practicing....
The truth is, if you're a terrible cook it's because you never cook. Ohhhh, the irony.
Have you ever seen that show "Worst Cooks in America"? It is hilarious; a bunch of people who are totally clueless about cooking compete against each other in cooking competitions. They're all so bad that it makes for quite entertaining TV.
But by the end of the season, the final few contestants who have been practicing cooking for some time, are actually good cooks. These people, who were chosen for this show based on how bad they are, have been transformed into mini chefs due to trial and error and practice.
That, my friend, is all it...