My Food Philosophy

I have friends, family, and acquaintances, who follow me on social networks and see the delicious healthy food pictures that I post.  Naturally some people tend to put labels on me, such as being vegetarian, vegan, etc. For me personally, it’s not as simple as that. I’m a normal person and I’m not perfect, but I try my best to eat as healthy and plant-based as possible. That’s not to say I won’t sometimes indulge in my favourite meals like pizza and poutine. Or consume animal protein such as free range, grass fed chicken if I feel like it. One of the best phrases I had ever heard was from fellow nutritionist Meghan Telpner, who said “Labels are for tin cans“. This stuck with me, and she’s so right! Why do we necessarily need to be labeled? Why do we need to declare any specific lifestyle as if it’s set in stone? Can one word really describe all there is to our personal food philosophy? I don’t think we’re all that simple. Life is complex and ever changing. We are constantly finding out new information about the food around us, and so we must be flexible and adapt. At least that’s my opinion.

I am currently taking the Culinary Nutrition Expert program through Meghan Telpner, and our first assignment was to define our food philosophy. It seemed like such a simple assignment. Yet when I started writing it, and really digging into my soul for the answers to how I felt about food and my lifestyle, I realized just how complex and diverse my food philosophy was. I thought it would be fun to share my thoughts on food with you here.

My Food Philosophy:

“Nourish & be kind to your body. Fuel it with delicious, beautiful,

colourful, whole foods, mainly plants, and do so with Love”

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