Since this is a cooking blog, we obviously cook a lot. Sometimes though, we like to have someone else do the cooking for us, but don’t really want to sway from the delicious and healthy foods we are used to eating. We have specific places we like to go because we know the quality of food is good, is worth paying for, and we know they will usually make the substitutions that we request.
Additionally, I follow food logs for quite a few people. I get a lot of similar questions like:
- I am going to a potluck, so what should I bring as nobody there eats the way I do?
- I have a (insert social gathering here) at a place I know will not have optimal food choices. What should I do? I don’t want to look like “that guy/gal.”
- What are some ideas for eating out as I always seem to “give in” to the unhealthy stuff?
- My (parent, friend, wacky relative) thinks I am crazy to eat this way. They roll their eyes at me when I pass on certain foods and say “are you sure you are doing the right thing with your ‘diet?’”
I like these questions. It shows that those whose food logs I am following are making a true effort to make some great changes. None of us want to sound rude or demean those who question us and we don’t want to sound like we are preaching either. We certainly don’t want to look like that person with the weird “diet.” What I love is when I hear from people who say , “My mom made me my own special lunch since she knows I’m trying to avoid bread.”