It seems like everyone I meet is on the salad bandwagon.
What did you make for dinner Preetha?
Oh I threw together a selection of greens, smoked mackerel and topped it with chili flakes.
Random person I just met – what did you have for dinner last night?
Oh I pan-fried some salmon and had it with a salad leaves and pumpkin leaves with a cranberry dressing.
When did we all turn into this health conscious zombies?
To be honest I think I’m just saying this because I’m not the special one anymore.
I mean last year, I was feeling like this smug asshole, who was all – I’m clearly the one who has her life figured out because I eat quinoa and protein and healthy oils and #eatsocleansodamnclean.
Then I visited Preetha in the UK and realized, girlfriend has been doing the same all day errday, and doesn’t make a big deal out of it.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is, everybody is basically eating healthy. We should all be patting ourselves on the back. And if you don’t here’s my bid to convince you to do so.
The issue with eating healthy or not eating healthy, it seems, is that people perceive that it takes a decent amount of effort.
And that is true, buying your dinner is an infinitely easier exercise than figuring out what you want to cook, shopping for the ingredients, cutting/cleaning/preparing the components and then eating. I mean where does one get the time? I’ll tell you when, it’s that time you’re spending watching another show you don’t need to watch, having a drink you don’t need to have or just following everysingleGODDAMNLINKONFACEBOOKYOUCANSEE.
Excuse me while I get off my high horse. The thing is, when you make food that is good for you and that tastes good, you automatically feel, well, good. This is evidenced by the crazy amount of energy I have, the fact that my skin is clearer when I eat like this (adult-acne sufferers rejoice!) and that I can push harder at work and exercise.
So a week ago, I made this Peanut Butter Soba Salad with Chicken and ate it for dinners. I ate it for lunches when I knew I would be eating out.
Maybe I even got a little sick of it. But it tasted good, was healthier than other stuff I could eat and I prepped it on the weekend so it took minimal time on weekdays.
Think about it, food is your fuel – don’t you want to upgrade to premium?
Next week I promise to explain HOW I prep the food.