I’m so excited to welcome you to my brand spanking new website, www.nutrisimplicity.com! Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this journey.
I am hoping to post at least monthly to this blog with nutrition tips, cooking ideas and general wellness info. If there’s a certain topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact me and I’ll see what I can do! In the interim, feel free to browse the site and see what it has to offer. I hope you find it helpful!
A little bit about my nutrition philosophy: I think food should nourish you – body and soul. Which means food should taste GOOD. It should be good for you and give you everything your body needs to thrive and complete all of its numerous processes each day. If you’re lacking energy or focus, chances are your ratios of fat, carbohydrates and protein are off. All three of these macronutrients are essential for a healthy body – don’t avoid any of these if you’d like to be healthy! I also think food should be simple. Who has hours to spend prepping and cooking meals every day?
One of the easiest ways to make food more appealing is to make it look good – we eat with our eyes first, right? Here’s a few images of “fancy” knife cuts you can do to give interest to your meals. This is certainly not something you need do daily; but it’s fun to mix things up from time to time! Even better – why not do one big prep session and knock out all the veggies you need for the week at once – then just freeze or throw in the fridge to use throughout the week? By making your food uniform in size, it helps it to cook at the same rate, and it makes it easier to eat while also appealing to the eye. Invest in at least one good chef’s knife that you can use for the bulk of your food prep, and you’ll be all set! You can always add specialty knives later…start with the basics and keep in simple. Cooking should be fun! We have to eat every day, right? Who needs complicated?
Have fun experimenting with your kitchen knife skills! Practice makes progress, and if you practice a little every day, soon you’ll be a pro at using your knife and making your food look good enough to eat! ;D
Marie Olson, NTP