Things are about to get real around here. Really real. Are you ready?
Here's the deal: I've decided to conduct an experiment of sorts. I keep hearing so much about clean eating- how the processed foods that are so rampant in our diets are slowly bringing about all sorts of horrible things. I won't even go into the list of crummy side effects associated with highly processed foods, but I'm sure you've heard, and it's not pretty.
I've been feeling run down lately, fatigued, and just all-around crappy- to put it lightly. I need to push restart on many things, but my health is tops on the list. I know I've discussed it here before, and yes, we've been eating so much better and really trying to cut out the bad stuff. But, I find myself eating food out of a bag or box every single day. Cereal, breads, pretzels, granola bars- you name it. Now, I'm not saying any of those things are bad, at all. Just for me, right now, I'm feeling the need to get back to basics, and see if my body really is suffering from the additives and who-knows-what that's in our food these days.
So, for the next week, I'm cutting all processed foods out of my diet. Nothing out of a box or bag, unless it's only one ingredient (quinoa, dried beans, etc.) I'll be making my own hummus, snacking on veggies and filling up with fish and quinoa instead of spaghetti and meatballs. I see lots of smoothies in my future, and maybe even some homemade quinoa tortillas, if I'm brave enough.
I'll keep you posted on Instagram and Facebook, and probably share a recipe or two while I'm at it. First up is Josh's favorite hummus recipe, so follow along here and here if you don't already!
I'll be trying a few things out of Gwyneth's new cook book (which I think is pretty awesome by the way) and also possibly attempting a few recipes out of this book as well. Again, if I'm brave enough! By the way, I'm drinking one of Josh's famous breakfast smoothies as we speak, so I'll try to get him to divulge his top secret recipe too. He's the smoothie king y'all!
Before I go, I have to share something super crazy good. My friend Sheaffer from Pinterest Told Me To is celebrating her one year blog anniversary this week, and she's giving away the bestest thing ever. Check it out:
Yep, you read it right. That's a $365 gift card to Nordstrom! Whaaaat? So, so good. I'm heading there now to enter, and you should too.
Have a great week everyone, and feel free to join the challenge if you're feeling up to it!