My name is Amy and I love eating healthy, whole foods, like God intended. I am a dietetics major and hope to become an RD with a concentration in integrative and functional nutrition-with an emphasis on sustainable local foods. I am passionate about nutrition and eating organic sustainable plant-based food. I love cooking and decided to start blogging about the foods I am making and the joy it brings!
Although many of my previous posts say “vegan” I have shifted away from this term and prefer “plant-based diet”. Vegan can seem extremely restrictive to people and for some is a way of life. But I love to bring attention to all the wonderful foods out there that are great to eat for our own health, the health of others, and our environment.
* I truly believe a plant-based diet has numerous benefits to our health that allows us to feel better and function better. Avoiding animal-based foods and heavily processed/refined products decreases inflammation and increases energy. Eating real food in its complete natural state allows our bodies to detox and efficiently absorb the powerful benefits food offers. Our bodies are able to utilize and absorb the natural vitamins and minerals present. I do not eat 100% plant-based and incorporate small amounts of eggs. I have found this is best for me. After many years of figuring out my own diet and what is the best way for me to eat, I’ve learned that everybody is so different with unique dietary needs. I don’t think eating a plant-based diet should be “all or nothing”. Small changes and incorporating more fruits & veggies make a big difference.
Eating healthy is extremely simple. Striving for complete, whole foods. Knowing where it came from, what is in it, and understanding what that food does to your body.
Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God. You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Most importantly I know that God created food to nourish, heal, sustain, and to be enjoyed. Food brings us all together, in community and fellowship to give thanks to the Lord and remember our dependence on Him. We are called to glorify God with our bodies, and be a steward of our health and choices [1 Cor 10:31]. I think food should bring us closer to God and allow us to be more like Jesus.
You (God) satisfy me more than the richest of foods. Psalm 63:5