Lately I've been on this healthy eating tip. There are so many eating/dietary trends going on these days, from being a vegan to juicing. For me those are a bit too extreme, I enjoy food way too much to cut things out. I have however been trying alternative ways of cooking, especially in terms of ingredients.
I recently took a cooking class at Just Simply Cuisine. It was so much fun, if you're local you should definitely take a course with them. I'll be honest, cooking is something I wish I was better at. It's like I struggle to find the time to consistently get in the kitchen and become the cook I wanna be. Although I don't have hours to spend in the kitchen, I'm learning quick & easy meals can be delicious. I've also learned that the quality of what you eat is really important. I've always said I refuse to be that mom who can't cook haha. So there's no time like the present to get my act together. Chase is my harshest critic, he'll be like "mommy this is yucky!" Haha I wouldn't want it any other way, I love that he speaks his mind. So don't be surprised if you start seeing recipes pop up on the blog. Don't worry, I'll only post recipes with Chase's seal of approval.
I picked up a few things I needed at the
in Downtown Silver Spring. I've been wanting to try out a few recipes, so I decided to pick up fresh ingredients instead of going to the grocery store. Their farmers market has a lot of great vendors, I really love that shopping there as opposed to the grocery store, supports local businesses. I'm very excited to start "consciously cooking," that's what I call it. Not only is it better for your body, it's better to make your own meals and cut back on eating out. That way you know exactly what you're putting in your body. It may be initially more expensive, but the more I'm in the kitchen, the better I'll be at stretching the things I buy out further. Eventually I think it'll be a lot cheaper than my eating out bill is now.