I realized that it has been a long time since I have written about nutrition. When I examined why that is, I realized that my diet has become a rather sad state of affairs. Somehow along the way, I have lost my zest for cooking. It was probably due to my lack of time because of training and because when I’m training I want to eat NOW. So instead of opting for recipes that take longer than 15 minutes to prepare, I have been going to the easy stuff. Pasta with veggie ground round takes about 5 minutes to make. Raw veggie dogs take 0 minutes to prepare. Toast takes 2 minutes to prepare. Smoothies take 2 minutes to prepare. It takes me a similar amount of time to consume them when I’m training. Now that I have a bit more time to prepare food, I have found myself out of the habit. My summer roommates and friends, Angela and Omar, cook quite a bit and it has shown me that cooking is fun. Cooking for one is just not as much fun as cooking with friends.
The summer is a great time to experiment with cold/raw foods and I am going to try to do more of that. I’ve been craving wraps lately: beans, greens, tomatoes, peppers, and anything else that will go in it. I have been eating a lot of salads lately as well with a simple oil, vinegar, and citrus dressing. Did you know that adding lemon or lime (maybe even orange!) to an oil and vinegar dressing gives it a nice little punch? Well, now you do!
While I have been having problems “making” myself prepare food, I have absolutely no problem going food shopping. So maybe I’ll start by doing that. Mmmm… grocery stores.