Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Recipe Wednesdays: Food Blogs

I didn't cook anything mind blowing this week so instead of focusing on a recipe I wanted to write about Food Blogs. I like reading food blogs for a number of reasons: 1) You get great recipe ideas, 2) they provide suggestions for products that are healthy and delicious (as someone who is constantly striving to become a little less picky and introduce new foods into my world this is great for me!), 3) I find that it motivates me to eat healthier throughout the day when I read a couple of people's blogs who always eat healthy (within moderation!), and 4) I just like reading blogs and reading what people have to say.

There are two particular food blogs that I follow on a relatively regular basis. The first is, Carrots'n'Cake, written by Tina in MA. I was introduced to this site by a friend of mine. I'm currently participating in The Yoga Challenge on this blog. It's been interesting thus far, although I confess that I have not been able to do (or rather have not made room for) Yoga every day since March 1st. But I have done it more than half the days this month. It was nice to have something to motivate me to add it to my routine. I enjoy the peace, the balance, the time to center, and I can certainly use the stretching! (I have horrible flexibility). My breathing has gotten better and I can see slight improvements in my yoga. The most difficult thing for me is to calm my mind. I naturally am thinking about a gazillion different things at once so it is a challenge for me to be in that quiet place in that quiet moment for a full 20 minutes.

The second blog that I follow is Kath Eats Real Food. I actually found this blog through Carrots'n'Cake. They both have a very healthy outlook on food and balance and that is something that I'm working towards achieving. Reading about how they always fit in activity, fruits, veggies, protein, fiber, and all that good stuff helps me to realize that I can do it to with just little adjustments here in and there. They also both are obsessed with OATS! Now I've eaten oatmeal packets before but I've never made my own oats. After months of reading about it next week might be my week...I wonder if I'll enjoy them.

The other things that I've realized from these blogs is that I need to go to bed earlier each night. When we lived up in Boston I would be in bed at 10-10:30PM and awake at 6-6:30AM without fail every day of the week (weekends included). When we moved to NYC that all changed. People in NYC are nightowls and they always sleep in and arrive later in the day never earlier. The best time to go outside for a run in this city is from 7:00-8:00AM - there is no one around, not even cars, it's awesome! I miss being an early bird and I hate waking up and feeling like I've already missed part of the day. I think maybe next week I'm going to aim to get to bed 30 minutes earlier each day and try to get up 30 minutes ealier each day. I'll keep doing this till I work my way back to a sleep pattern that I'm happy with. I know this is a random thought and has nothing to with food really...but it's something I noticed while reading both food blogs so I thought I would throw it in there!

Post in Comments:
Do you like reading food blogs?

If so, which food blogs do you follow?

What do you like about food blogs?


Anonymous said...

i LOVE reading food blogs! some of my favorites are,,, and (to keep up on all food-related stories in nyc). great post!

readerbean said...

Ohhh...given that I live in NYC I haven't really delved into the foodie blogs about food in NYC. Great suggestions I will most definitely check them out! Thanks!

Kate said...

I didn't know you started doing yoga! Isn't it amazing, I don't get to do it as much this year, but when I do it is just so relaxing.

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