A great way to start eating better is by planning your menu so you can get a variety of types of food and not get stuck making the same thing all the time, like pizza and burgers.
When I plan my menu for the week, I start with the type of meat that we’re going to have. Then I try to create a variety throughout the week between the sea-meats and land-meats. Thus, Monday will be chicken, Tuesday Salmon, Wednesday Beef, and so on.
Once the basics are figured out, I go on the hunt for new recipes. My favorite part of cooking next to the eating part. After the recipe is found, I add a veggie that compliments the meal. However, I have to admit, I don’t really like vegetables and I tend to forget to add them to the menu. Often times I end up grabbing a bag of salad mix and tossing together a salad. Which works, but it doesn’t give us all the nutrients we need that are found in other vegetables.
With that said, last night I made a chicken caccitore that turned out ok, but not worth sharing with everyone. Tonight, is shrimp scampi and sauteed zucchini from “The New Best Recipe” Cookbook. I’ve had a tough time with making shrimp taste, well, good. Hopefully it’ll turn out better than some of the other recipes I’ve made. And as a side note, this cookbook, simply put, is amazing. I highly suggest everyone to buy it.