My name is Anna and my life is a constant struggle of wanting those boneless buffalo wings (extra bleu cheese) with a side of mozzarella sticks and knowing that I shouldn’t. There, I said it! How do I make it easy to avoid the bad food? I learned to cook amazing stuff at home with REAL FOOD and balance that with a not-so-healthy meal every now and then.
A wee bit of background on me: I grew up with a predominantly Mediterranean style cuisine (word on the street is that it’s pretty healthy) at home as my parents are Greek. I thought what my parents fed me was gross and boring because it wasn’t the microwave dinners I saw on TV and heard about other kids eating in school. “Is that Moose KAKA?!” I went to college, used my freedom to eat all of that terrible food, grew up and finally realized my parents were onto something. You live you learn, right?
After working in the financial world for about 10 years, I decided to follow my passions – food and health! I received my Health Coach Certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition this year and learned all about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the nutrition world. I want to drop all my knowledge bombs on you because I know weeding through the many contradicting dietary theories out there to find what’s right for you can be quite cumbersome. Luckily, you have me!
While the world of finance wasn’t my cup o’ tea, it taught me how to figure out ways to eat healthy with a busy lifestyle. With a small fraction of my day left for personal time, the keys to cooking success are quick and easy techniques along with a little planning. Life is demanding. Our jobs, kids, social lives shouldn’t have to be sacrificed to be healthy.
It’s not about being perfect all the time, it’s about learning the right BALANCE. So, yes, bacon and it’s friends will make special (rare) guest appearances in my recipes, but veggies and friends are the stars of this show.