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I Confess

 


Article posted by Sherri Sacconaghi, February 13, 2012

 

 


I don’t like to cook. There, I said it. I love food and nutrition but a chef I am not.

I enjoy spending my days working with people on how food can affect our bodies and our mind. I even find myself happily flipping through magazines and websites looking for fabulous, healthy recipes. I have racked up quite a library. I just don’t particularly enjoy making the meals I find in them.

Just to clarify, when I say cooking I mean following a recipe and creating wonderfully delicious and beautiful dishes. This is what my neighbor Michelle, down the street loves to do. She is always whipping up some delight she found in a cookbook. Sometimes healthy, sometimes not but always delicious. I am lucky enough to be the recipient of her food experiments. I even save the recipes for my clients who love to create as well.

This does not mean I do not prepare healthy meals at home. I do. Breakfast , lunch and dinner. I pre plan, shop, chop and prep ahead. I have a small repertoire of healthy, simple meals that can be thrown together between work, school and family activities. It is part of my daily routine and I have to admit, most of what I throw together is quite delicious. I don’t follow recipes ( unless it has 5 ingredients at the most), I just make it up as I go.

Being a nutrition expert ( and Italian), I felt like I should be creating wonderfully complicated meals to delight and impress. I tried, and while it made my husband happy, it made me a little stressed out. So I decided to get over it and do what I enjoy. Chop, peel and grill. Simple, easy, delicious.

So whether you are a wonderfully precise chef or a throw it together kind of person, the important thing is that you are preparing the meal so you can ensure it is fresh, healthy and delicious. For me, I am looking forward to coming home and seeing what delight lay in the Tupperware on my doormat. Thanks Michelle.

 

Posted by: Sherri Sacconaghi
Certified Health Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer
www.themissionofnutrition.com
Ph: 503 621 7549
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