Spring is here, my favorite time of year. For those of us who live in Southern California, there are no limits to the options we have for healthy eating. With local farms close by and a Farmer’s Market almost every day of the week, eating with the seasons is easier in our local community. Up until last week, I took that for granted.
Last week I took my first vacation in a long time. One of my dear friends was moving back to California from North Carolina and was scheduled to do the drive all by herself. I thought it would be a great opportunity to do an (almost) coast to coast road trip. I scheduled my time off work, bought a one way ticket to NC and packed my bags.
Being that I am an avid Foodie, I scoped out places to eat along the way, following my favorite Food Network Host, #GuyFieri, I knew my healthy eating habits were going to be challenged, but I also marked out Juice bars and Whole Foods Markets along the way so I could get some healthy options in as well. As it turns out, eating healthy in the South & through our travels was more difficult than I anticipated, even with all my preparation, I was not prepared. For instance, I like to Juice in the morning, there were no juicing options near our stops. The first leg of our trip was through the South and fiber is not a staple at meals in the South, in fact the only healthy greens were deep fried. Don’t get me wrong, the food was delicious, and a week off my normal eating wasn’t going to do any long term damage, but my body definitely reacted to the changes in my food.
So what better way to celebrate Spring then by juicing, cooking and eating an all my favorite seasonals available right now! I’m so grateful that I have choices. Please take advantage of what you have available to you and enjoy this Spring as well!
To your Health!