In just a few short weeks, it will have been 1 year since I started MGN! I absolutely love seeing how much the blog has grown and changed since last January. But looking though old pages, I can also see how my view-point on food and healthy eating has changed throughout the year as well.
If you’re wondering why some of the old pages are deleted, it’s because of the fact that some of my very first posts are full of advice on healthy eating that I have trouble recognizing as my own voice. Although they might be good tips, some of them are a little too strict or just plain high maintainance. Case in point from one of my really old health posts “How Often?”…
The post claims that sweet potatoes, yams, dark chocolate, and dried fruit should be eaten only every other day, not every day. I really like sweet potatoes, and I tend to incorporate one into my meals almost every single day. After all, they are one of the world’s healthiest foods! And dark chocolate? A few squares after dinner sounds fine to me.
And then there’s the old post, “Navigating the Salad Bar”. First of all, the title of this post sounds like I’m trying to survive a field of land mines, not a salad bar;) The post claims that olives and pickles are too high in sodium and should be skipped over. I find that a few olives and pickles can boost any salad from ordinary to amazing. It also says to avoid tofu because it may be GMO. This I agree with, as I always buy non-GMO tofu and tempeh. But unless you’re at a health cafe, I don’t think you will get very far inquiring if the tofu they use is genetically modified!
So I’m doing an early spring cleaning around the blog and taking out the old and restrictive pages. MGN will always be growing and changing as I grow and change my viewpoints, but I know that it will only be for the better:) Have a great day!