Greetings and salutations!
If you are here it is because you are interested in cooking and eating healthy. Now, let me take a moment to tell you why I am here.
Last year, after seeing photos of my wife and me on vacation, we knew that we really needed to make some changes in our lifestyle. We had essentially lived life as if we were still in our twenties, not caring a bit about what we put into our bodies. So now, here I was mid-forties, quite over weight and with high blood pressure. What could we do about it, how do we change our ways?
To give you a little more back story, before going forward, let me tell you of my life long relationship with food.
As a young boy I was always helping my mom out with the cooking, whether in the kitchen or over the campfire. You could say it was a passion from the get-go; I cooked my first full family meal by myself at the age of seven (broccoli and bacon quiche with cheddar cheese corn muffins), and when my friends came over to play, my green eggs and ham became a crowd favorite.
I would later go to culinary school and spend the next decade of my life in restaurants and hotels. At some point, I lost the passion for cooking that is required to perform at high levels in the industry, and I eventually moved on to other fields. But I never lost my passion for food itself and continued to cook for friends and loved ones.
I traveled too, with culinary destinations always being a focal point of the trips. When my wife and I had our daughter, we took it upon ourselves to have her try as many different foods as she could stomach. There was a lot of misses, but some interesting hits, too. Who would have thought a four-year-old would love calamari?
Which brings me back to the present. One in which I am much healthier and happier.
There are many reasons we change lifestyle and diet. Some want to lose weight, others for medical reasons. Whatever they may be, it really boils down to one thing.
Feeling good about yourself and being comfortable with who you are.Blue
Now, feeling good about yourself, both mentally and physically, can be a hard road to hoe. But with support and knowledge, and armed with a bevy of ridiculously delicious healthy recipes, it can be a fun journey to be on.
Here at Hello Healthy Cooking we will offer a few tips and a whole lot of recipes and fun articles to get you going in the right direction.
Here is to a healthier and happier you!