Why Good Mood Food?

Thanks for joining me on my journey through good mood foods! Throughout my entire life, I have been exposed to healthy, home cooking, and have admired the way my Mom cooks with wholesome ingredients. To be honest, I never truly appreciated the foods and home-cooked meals until I was old enough to acknowledge what benefits it has for my body and health. I grew up in one of those house holds that never had junk food, always had fruits and veggies to snack on, but always wanted the bad stuff. Luckily, I now appreciate that lifestyle, and think my palate for healthy foods is eclectic because I was around those type of foods. In my later years of high school, I went through years of testing to diagnose my digestive difficulties, and after countless tests, found out that my stomach doesn’t digest gluten like it should. Gluten, for those of you who don’t know, is in EVERYTHING; gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, which eliminates flour, wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. Discovering this meant a huge lifestyle change for me, but was surprisingly easier than you’d think, as there are numerous substitutes for gluten products now-a-days. Since then, I have slowly become more educated on what I should and should not be eating, and have adapted to cooking without gluten just fine. Now, I don’t have Celiac’s Disease, therefore I’m not allergic and don’t get extremely sick, but it definitely takes a toll on my body when I don’t stay away from it. I do my best to cook foods that are gluten-free, but occasionally splurge if there is a recipe that calls for ingredients without a close substitute for gluten.

As I have been living on my own the past four years, I have become accustomed to cooking simple, but healthy, meals that are equally delicious, which is what lead me to create a blog revolved around Good Mood Foods!

So, here starts my journey. I will be cooking and baking foods that are simple, but tasty, and posting about the recipes, the experiences, and also give a little insight into what type of health precautions and activities motivate me. I do a lot of cooking with veggies, so look out for pasta with a twist, colorful seasonal salads, and nutritious, filling breakfasts with loads of fruits and veggies!! Screen Shot 2018-01-24 at 10.19.10 AM

Things like sweet potato nachos, zucchini noodles, avocado toast, and easy chicken recipes are generally the type of things I turn to for a quick fix, but will be experimenting with new foods I have yet to attempt and recipes that are a challenge. Look out for some great recipes that can be done within minutes!! Enjoy!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. — Charles M. Schulz

 

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