Transformation Tuesday is about making positive changes to your life, and I’m starting with one of the areas of my life I most need to change – my eating habits.
I like to claim that I eat six small meals a day – very chic, I know – but that’s a lie. More accurately I snack the entire day. I’d go into what I eat, but I’d like to encourage people to read my blog, not drive them away in disgust. Let’s just say that if you compared my lunchbox with a kindergartner’s, you’d have a hard time telling which was mine until you saw my wine juicebox. (Kidding, friends, wine is an after-dark treat. Thankfully, it gets dark at 4:30 now.)
Anyway, in an effort to adopt a more adult palate and feel healthier, I’ve decided to tackle two tasks. The first is simple: cook more. The second is a horrific proposition: give up dairy for a month. Full disclosure, through no fault of my own besides, perhaps, sins in a past life, I’m lactose intolerant. Read: this may not be a bad move. I’m thinking of going dairy-free from Thanksgiving to Christmas (call me the Grinch) but I’ve yet to make the final call.
In the meantime, I’ve been reading one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbooks for some inspiration. She occasionally goes off the edge and cuts gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and everything else delicious out of her diet in the name of cleansing. I will never do that. Yet, lots of her recipes look fabulous and are dairy-free.
In other cooking news, I made my first family dinner in years the other night, and I was totally surprised that it didn’t suck! (Translation: it was really good.) You can find the recipe I used for oven-baked fajitas here.
Any other dairy queens or kings want to join the challenge with me? I promise almond milk is delicious…
Wednesdays are all about women on Life of La, so check back tomorrow to see what wild new claims feminists are making now! (Spoiler: none, really, we all just believe that men and women are equal.)
(Photo via Tumblr, Spaghetti Eating Contest in the 1950s)