Seeing so many options on the menu some being healthy while others not so much my eye was drawn to the California Shrimp Pasta: Avocados, Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Shrimp, and penne pasta in a light cream sauce. With Avocado & Shrimp being two my most favorite foods, how could I go wrong- THE SAUCE.
I have always had a weak stomach; however I have ignored it to many times to count. There is no one to blame for my stomach problems except myself. I need to make better choices, take care of myself, eat and live a healthy life style. Time and time again I have had major stomach attacks from the cream sauces, fried foods, and dairy. Sure I have been tested for Lactose Intolerance, Crohn's, IBD, and many other stomach issues. Doctors have told me I just have a weak stomach and to avoid what bothers it. Lately though everything from a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich to Pretzels have been upsetting my stomach.
It wasn't until tonight in the car home that my sister said, " I am not saying this for my health, I don't want to see you in pain." It was that in which I decided I make the choices and I NEED to start making better ones, because the only person I am hurting is myself. She is not saying this to make fun, she is saying this because she cares about me. When we got home, we had a more serious talk, one of which we haven't had in a long time. She really is my best friend and I am grateful that she cares enough to call me out on the bad choices I am making.
With that said, it is NOW time to start making wiser decisions when going to a restaurant, learning to cook more than just tortellini(another favorite food), seriously sticking to a workout schedule, bringing my lunch to work with me and just living a healthier life style overall.
What are some of your favorite easy healthy recipes to make? Where do you find them?