I was a vegan for close to a year and a pretty darn healthy one at that. My skin had cleared up, my energy level was high, and for the first time in my life I went months on end without getting sick. (My choice to become vegan was very personal, as I think all dietary choices should be. But veganism is not on the docket right now, a post for another day for sure.) I was consistently eating well and feeling hot to trot! 'So this is what healthy feels like' I could've happily proclaimed, if I was the proclaiming type. It was wonderful. I felt great...and then I got pregnant.
Duh Duh duhhh.
Yes, there I was, knocked up and giddy as all get out, but nothing...tasted...good. After months of figuring out what recipes we loved and perfecting grocery shopping one day I woke up and everything in our kitchen was nauseating. 'Where are the Totino's pizzas, cherry mashes, jalapeño poppers?' my body was asking. My body had become a jerk with a cruel, adolescent boy appetite. I mean, what could I be thinking? Had pregnancy already caused me to lose my mind? Why did the thought of kale chips make me nauseated, but factory farmed chicken nuggets made my mouth water? I had officially become the grossest person in the world, or at least in my house.
It happened. It was gross. I've put the whole thing behind me.
To solidify my return to good eating habits, I signed up for Fresh Connect KC. Yummy, organic, and (mostly) local food is shipped to your door with no shipping cost. I have wanted to do this for ages, but like many things put it off for one reason or another along the way. We received our first delivery on Tuesday and wowzers did we get a hearty amount of food for the price. Based on this order (in the middle of winter no less) I highly recommend using these guys if you are in the Kansas City area. I am once again excited about produce and it feels amazing! Carrots, orange cauliflower, grapefruit oh my! Finding exciting recipes and planning out meals with the hubby just feels like home and I couldn't be more excited to be back.
"Your body grows from the food you eat,
Your mind - from the sensory-planted seeds.
What sensory seeds are you planting now?"
~ Yogi Mir