No Weird Stuff Please
The other day, my father called and asked if I’d hang out with him at my parent’s house. Of course, he wanted the company of his darling daughter, but there was also a catch.
He wanted me to cook him a healthy lunch.
In his own words, “Can you make me something healthy that is like the stuff I like to eat? No tofu or any of that weird stuff you like to eat.”
At first, I was mildly insulted, but I do realize that chia seeds, kale chips, and smoothies the color of grass aren’t normal for everybody.
I assured my father that I cook healthy meals for Michael every night and never once have I served him anything that he couldn’t identify.
I also made fries by cutting a sweet potato into thin slices and coated it with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt. They were baked in the oven for 13 minutes on each side at 425 degrees.
The result? He gave me a thumb’s up as he was eating and told me that lunch was a winner. I was so proud that I made them again for Michael last night.
At dinner time, I served them with roasted broccoli and roasted potatoes.
It was my first time making the potatoes following this recipe exactly, and they came out really well.
Once again, the meal was well received.
I truly believe that any dish can be turned into a healthier version. The notion that all healthy food tastes bland and boring really bothers me. It is my goal to teach my friends, loved ones, and clients that it is possible to eat well and actually enjoy the food.
Do your friends and family members assume that a healthy diet is boring? Have you been able to convince them otherwise? What foods would you like to see turned into healthier versions?
Have a fantastic day!
(PS- Check out some cleaning tips at Kath’s blog and my little contribution!)