Food is Beautiful! (Day 101)

Unexpected joys. I’ve found a lot of them since starting my weight loss journey. One that especially surprised me is how much I enjoy the color combinations of good food. Since I’ve broadened my eating habits and sought to include more fruits and vegetables, I’m stunned by how gorgeous food is. My boys tease me when I grab my camera with an exclamation of, “look how pretty that is!”

Take bell peppers. I recently was given a huge box of them, all different colors.


We made some into chicken fajitas.


And I cut the rest into tiny squares, leaving a mosaic of green, red, yellow, and orange in my big bowl.

peppers cut up close up shot

Then I froze them in 1/2 cup portions. I got two gallon sized Ziplock bags full.

peppers freezing process

Now it is quick and easy to grab peppers for omelets, meat loaf, etc. I froze some onions, too. If I can have things in the freezer to make cooking healthy easier and quicker, then the whole family wins. The day we had fajitas I even had pre-sliced chicken breasts in the freezer, so it was a really quick meal prep.

Today I also sliced

strawberries sliced

And froze

strawberries to freeze

More strawberries for my BEFull shake.        

So often weight loss is focused on the shouldn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t. Of course I have made choices to limit and avoid certain foods. But I also seek to to enjoy good food, embracing it’s beauty and flavor as a gift from the Creator.                       ~Feb. 01, 2013

Real Time Update:

Two months later I continue to enjoy the fruits of my February first labors!

How About You?

What do you do to make healthy preparation easier? How do you enjoy the beauty of food even as you are dropping pounds?


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2 thoughts on “Food is Beautiful! (Day 101)

  1. Vicki Nave April 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Paula, if you freeze them on a cookie sheet first then transfer to a ziploc bag you can easily grab however much you need.

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