What is ‘eating healthy’ any more? I’m just confused.
Is anyone else bothered or confused by the constant preaching and contradictions in food / health food articles lately; pushing one thing as healthy then the next day it’s reportedly completely the opposite? Maybe i’m just too much of a media junkie but it’s normal to worry about your health and whether what you’re eating on a daily basis is what you should be, right?
Recently i’ve been watching a vlogger from America, he’s not food vlogger at all, just an entertainer daily vlogging his life in America. He has, as a side note, become rather obsessed with making kale chips and it’s kinda become a ‘thing’. Overtime it appears that he doesn’t necessarily make the kale chips because it’s a ‘healthy option’ now but rather because it’s a tasty way of cooking it. That should be how everyone approaches food. Kale seems to have trickled into the U.K into juices, juice diets and recipe books quicker than my cats eat their crunchies; i hope i’m not the only one who would just begin eating something just because someone tells me too.
I love vegetables. Honestly i really feel like i need to eat more of them in my diet. Do i? This is where the confusion lies. Can i really eat sugar in moderation? Can i have a bag of mini eggs if i feel like it one day?
Like many, i do have an obsession/ addiction to sugar- ‘the killer’- some say, which i’m aware of. In January i made a pact to eat ‘better’ – more ‘organically’, i guess, less produce that has pesticides and chemicals attached, in a bid to cleanse my body and perhaps increase a hope for not developing some form of cancer or health issues down the line. My mum passed away earlier that we all expected and i wonder- was it all just genetics? Could it have been about what she ate or her lifestyle?
It seems everyone is confused. Nothing’s proven. These articles and reports on super foods and ways of life will always debate back and forth but really we all just have to make an individual choice and get on with our lives. I think i’m gonna go with not eating products or produce with things i cannot pronounce in like ‘Benzophenone’- an addictive used usually in plastics.
How ’bout this for a catchy headline: Here’s a nice recipe, try it if you approve of the ingredients list! …
Gluten Free Warm Stir Fried Mackerel & Kale Salad with Tamari Honey Dressing
Juice of half a small lemon
1 teaspoon of honey
3 teaspoons of Tamari (Gluten free)
Drizzle of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil (extra for cooking)
Sprinkling of sesame seeds/ chopped almonds/ pistachios
1 garlic clove chopped finely
Chilli flakes (optional)
Bunch of Green Kale (I also used Black)
1 fillet of smoked mackerel (peppered optional)
In a cup put the lemon juice, honey, Tamari, apple cider vinegar and rapeseed oil with a bit of salt and pepper. Give it a good stir and set aside.
In a saucepan put a drizzle of oil in the pan with the finely chopped garlic and sesame seeds. Cook on a medium heat until the sesame seeds begin to smell toasted.
Add the kale and chilli flakes to the saucepan, along with the dressing and cook until the kale begins to wilt slightly. Pull the kale to the side of the pan and place in the mackerel skin side down and cook until warm- make sure to keep tossing the kale salad ingredients and to avoid it burning.