Adding Not Subtracting
Building on our idea last week of trying to make being healthier easier, being a Flexitarian, we’re following up with a couple of yummy, healthy yet easy (and flexible) meal ideas from a Classic Freedom (SFJ) nutritionist, Barbara Lincoln. Both buttress the notion of being healthy by adding things rather than subtracting things plus a tip on how to make adding these healthy things easier, i.e., how to avoid a half a drawer of rotten fruit.
[I’m a] Classic Freedom (ESFJ). My husband wasn’t surprised in the least…I am a registered dietitian and I did my Degree at NYU in Clinical Nutrition. I worked in a private practice in a medical office before my second child was born. Currently I am a stay at home mom but I have managed to keep a foot in the working world. I have a wide variety of clients. I have some that are Pre/post natal and those with a host of conditions including diabetes, weight loss and heart disease. Having said that I believe in real life nutrition.
Personally I would rather drink hot chocolate than a green smoothie for breakfast (and sometimes I do); Jaques Torres anyone? And I have been know to give my girls cookies or ice cream for breakfast (don’t tell my husband). Somehow in my house we all manage to stay healthy and trim and eat a wide variety of healthy food (although I don’t eat much fruit). My husband’s middle aged friend’s always ask how he has never managed to get a gut. And he eats a lot! I believe nutrition is a science but it’s not rocket science. I try to practice what I preach but there are mornings when I don’t make time or don’t feel like eating breakfast. I understand the life of a busy mom. I have two toddler girls. But I also think that with a little knowledge and some healthful/helpful tips, your family can eat well too.