I am a firm believer in ALL THINGS IN BALANCE, and I try to apply it to all aspects of my life. Cause let’s be real y’all. None of us are perfect. Well, my Big Strong Handsome might be. He’s the most disciplined human I’ve ever known. So, for the rest of us let’s just try to keep things in balance. Some days will be working out, drinking plenty of water, and eating fruits and veggies. Other days might be pizza for breakfast, and consuming an entire block of cheese and a bottle of wine while binge watching the Real Housewives on Bravo. Pro tip: Robert Mondavi Private Selection Monterey Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet is a lovely every day wine to pair with an aged gouda. Throw in a few grapes and it’s basically a salad.
Wow. That went off the rails quickly. See what I mean? That’s why balance is important. When you have a day like that, you get up the next day and do better. How? You can start by simply "eating the rainbow."
I love making colorful fruit bowls! They’re beautiful, and let’s face it. When your food is beautiful, it’s just more fun to eat. For a delicious twist, add in Greek yogurt, nuts, honey, sea salt, or citrus zest.
TIP 1: When you get home from the grocery store, wash and cut up your produce. When you’re hungry it’s way too easy to grab a bag of chips, but if you have some fruit or veggies already cut up, it’s just as quick and easy.
TIP 2: Try to choose fruits that are in season so they’re more flavorful and more affordable.
TIP 3: Go for brightly colored, delicious, juicy fruits that are loaded with vitamins. If the good Lord made it, it’s good for your body. If it comes out of a can or a box, chances are it’s not that nutritious.