Hellooo, lovely faces! Oh how I’ve missed you so.
It's me, Jeremy, all up in Alexis' blog writing yet another I N C R E D I B L E post about some nuggets of blog lovin' I cherish most.
I always find it nice to pause and revisit. So everyone, let's relax and rewind with some of my favorite blog posts ever from Hummusapien dot com. You better believe it was hummbelievably hard to narrow it down to only 10 posts, but these ones really spoke to my soul. Enjoy!
5 Favorite Written Pieces:
This post dives into a couple subjects that are really important to me---not only the issue of food shaming, but also that of food insecurity. Guess what? As of 2016, 15.6 million U.S. households were food insecure. That means 15.6 million households lacked the ability to have enough food due to insufficient resources or money for food.¹ A not so fun fact, huh?
The best part about this is that it was written in 2013 before balance and intuitive eating was as trendy as it is today. Yea, Alexis is OG status. When I first started out college I used to feel guilt many times over for what I'd eaten. Like, what would people think if I, a nutrition student, ate greasy pizza at 3am with my friends instead of kale salad at home? It's good to read a post that reminds me that it is not healthy to think that way. Real health is found within accepting and loving yourself, nourishing from the inside out. Life truly is a mix of beers and kale, folks. You should also read "How Eating More Intuitively Helped Me Live More Intuitively."
Having the constant noise of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and work e-mails in the palm of your hands can really take a toll on your well-being. It is not selfish to take a day away from your phone, which is exactly what this post reiterates. Being overstimulated by social media and the constant barrage of information is something Alexis and I both struggle with.
As I progress in my career, I need to think about the influence I have on others when it comes to nutrition. With social media being one of the largest assets for promoting nutrition, I often times see many people (including dietitians, nutrition students, and even classmates) sending the wrong message. The obsession with healthy eating (orthorexia) is detrimental to overall health, and I personally don't want to be any part of promoting it. Another post that was ahead of its time in October of 2016.
Oh boy did I belly laugh when I first read this post. From jokes about recipe substitutions to jokes about calories per serving...please just read this post.
5 Favorite Recipes:
Thank you for fueling my coffee addiction, Alexis. Like come on. Coffee cubes?! HOW GENIUS IS THAT.
So I'm in a serious relationship with quinoa. We've only been dating for like four months now but I think he's the one for me. Sorry boys! This man is taken by an ancient grain. Also this Thai Quinoa "Fried" Rice!!
I chose this recipe because cream cheese is my shiz. Enough said. I shared a turmeric bagel sandwich with Alexis at Alchemy Grandview last week and eating this cream cheese IRL was one for the books.
Every time I see the word chowder I imagine someone born and raised in Boston screaming "CHOW-DAAAAH!"
Shakshuka was completely foreign to me before Alexis introduced it to me. Once she posted the recipe, I was on a mission to make it. The first bite of this bad boy really transformed my life.
Until next time, folks!
¹“Key Statistics & Graphics.” USDA ERS - Key Statistics & Graphics, USDA, www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/key-statistics-graphics.aspx.