To celebrate Making Love In The Kitchen's first birthday, the bestest posts of the last year are getting another turn in the spotlight. These were selected either because they had the most traffic or should have. While together we stroll down memory lane, I will be away on a farm with no computer! We'll chat when I get back.
Behind A Nutritionist's Closed Doors: First Published: March 9, 2009
I teach cooking classes and healthy meal prep workshops from my home. I also see clients for consultations from my home. At least once a week I am asked if I find it hard having people in my home all the time. The truth is that I prefer it. I live the very lifestyle that I preach and promote and am therefore happy to have people see it in action.
Back in December I had a consultation with a client where, following our session together, asked if she could look in my cupboards. Having nothing to hide, I welcomed it. The same thing happened after my Healthy Meal Prep workshop this past Sunday. One of the attendees said that seeing what I had in my cupboards and fridge has a huge impact.
I suppose what is odd about the contents of my kitchen is that I don't really have any packaged foods. I don't have bags of chips, or crackers, cookies, or breads. I have ingredients to make those things. I have ingredients to make soups, and porridge, and salads. I have whole grains, nuts and seeds, lentils and beans all stored in jars- ready to be cooked up into some whole food goodness.
When I go into people's homes to clean out their cupboards, I am not expecting their kitchens to resemble mine, even in the slightest. I am realistic about this. I do expect that they know the ingredients of the foods they are eating. The easiest way to know the ingredients in our foods, is to buy foods that don't have ingredients. Those are the whole foods.
Curious about how to go about cleaning out your own cupboards to help sustain a health plan? Have a look at my tips here.