Learning as I go
Jan. 13, 2013 1:46 pm
Updated: Jan. 15, 2013 6:16 pm
I am a kidney cancer survivor. September 2011 I had surgery to remove my left kidney that was riddled with cancer. And not just one kind of cancer, but two. I never do anything halfway. But now, I have only one kidney...and that means being more
careful about my eating and exercise habits. Sodium and protein needs to be significantly reduced from what I used to take in normally through the choices I was making. I must commit to exercising consistently and regularly.
To that end, most of my shopping and cooking habits have changed. Reluctantly for this working wife, the "convenience factor" in the food that I prepare and serve had to go. Have you ever REALLY read the sodium content of prepared, canned or packaged
foods? It is simply impossible to stay near 1500 mg of sodium eating any canned, processed or pre-packaged foods. Well, I supposed you could, but it would be a very small portion and very little food.
So, I returned to Allrecipes.com to begin my adventure in cooking. I still need the "convenience" of quick to grab food on weeknights after work. I bring work home most weeknights, and when I get home, I just want to zap something and sit down to eat.
I have read about those who do a week's work of cooking on the weekend so that cooking is kept to a minimum on the week days. I have started doing that. I also find that I cook recipes that sound really good and I look forward to eating. That keeps me
from wanting to go out to eat so much (which is also an astronomical source of sodium in most cases). Finding special recipes that are tasty and in which I can control the sodium content helps me manage a healthier eating habit.
I love all the tools that Allrecipes.com gives me to stay creative and it is so convenient to use between my electronic devices. This website has made creativity and commitment easier than ever before. Thank you Allrecipes.com!