I love to cook, but why is it that all the tasty recipes out there are part butter/sugar, part preservatives, and few actual ingredients?!? It was frustrating when I first started cooking to discover most recipes I found were either tasty or healthy, but not both. I could blame it on being from the South, but really every part of the country has their delicious, yet unhealthy, delicacies. As I became more comfortable with my cooking I found myself tweaking recipes - using substitutions or changing proportions to make the recipe healthier, while still tasty. Finally I decided that if I'm looking for tasty but healthy recipes then others are as well - so I began the Fit + Food + Fun blog. I've tried to make everything easy to follow, for those who get frustrated by vague or you-need-to-be-a-chef-to-know-this directions.
Lessons I've learned along the way through experience or research.*
*Disclaimer: I am neither a doctor nor a dietician. If you feel anything on this blog will affect your health negatively, please consult your doctor.
**Unless you need to eliminate certain types of foods for medical reasons as prescribed by your doctor.
Try to build your meals around what's in season. Fruits and vegetables are tastier, more nutritious, and cheaper when in season. Here is a great chart from the NC Department of Agriculture that shows which fruits/vegetables are in season for any given month.
Buy local products when possible. For ideas, view Charlotte Local Eats.
Why do I want to eat that? (Food Nutrients)
Recipe substitutions - coming soon
Spice up your life - coming soon