Eating healthy is easier said than done. Almost every day I think about to diversify my diet, yet I hardly do something about it. My problem is; I love the good old wholesome bread with lots of grains and fibers. Although there is nothing wrong with that I just have to eat more veggies and fruits. With a busy job all that goes up into smoke and by the end of the day all I have eaten was my breakfast and a lousy snack. Does that sound familiar or am I the only one struggling to eat better?
A Bowl of Oatmeal Everyday
Well my New Year’s resolution is among a few other things to eat healthier. Foods like a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries, grilled fish, salads and more fruits are on the agenda. Yeah-yeah it’s all talk – talk – talk. I‘ll be a better eater next year?! All these damn resolutions, serious! If I want to eat better I’ll better start right now. What do I need a New Year’s resolution for – there are for procrastinators. So here is bowl of oatmeal with blueberries. I started to eat healthier just a few moments ago and it’s up to me to keep it up!
A Chef’s Weakness – The Diet
It sounds paradox, but many chefs have at one point in their life struggled to eat a wholesome diet. One would think chefs have everything at their disposal. While that is certainly right it is common for chefs not to eat all day. Yes, chefs taste their wonderful creations, yet what is a teaspoon of food here and there. It’s a teaser nothing else.
Of my twenty odd years as being a chef I have always enjoyed cooking. Believe it or not there was a time in my life where I couldn’t eat all day while cooking in the kitchen. This is a well-known problem among chefs. We stay in the kitchen all day tasting and smelling food, to the point that our appetite is completely turned off. I’m not telling you a story just check anyone who works in a kitchen, they will attest to that.
Worse is – when I came out of the kitchen – I got hungry, really hungry. And you wouldn’t guess what I was craving for: Junk food, salty, greasy unhealthy food. Which is a shame, because I was right at the source. Fruits, vegetables, steaks, fish and my favorite bowl of oatmeal with blueberries was always at my fingertips. One day I became very ill and that’s when I changed my diet. Now I’ll eat on time every time. Although sometimes I’ll catch myself craving for junk food but that passes after a few minutes.
So, as for my part I’ll forget about all these healthy New Years resolutions and start to eat healthier now, this moment and then – keep it up! Cheers to healthy eating!! Happy New Year!
What are your New Years resolutions?
Have you had any problems eating healthy and what did you do to change that?
What are your favorite healthy foods?
Chefs, please don’t hesitate to tell your story.
- 8 cups of organic vanilla soy milk
- 21/2 cups / 225 grams organic oatmeal (quick oats)
- 3 tbsp organic flax meal
- 3 tbsp organic sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup / 30 grams walnuts (chopped)
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 organic apple finely chopped
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup / 100 grams your choice of organic granola
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1½ cup organic or wild blueberries
- 1 tangerine or any other fruit you like
- Except blueberries cook all ingredients in a stainless steel pot for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
- I usually add blueberries towards the end so they get a little warmed up in the oatmeal.
- Decorate with apple slices and tangerine.
The reason my bowl of oatmeal is so messy is that I used frozen blueberries and poured the leftover juice over it. Deliciously healthy!