Hi, I’m Victoria and this is Green Plate Rule. Healthy eating and active living has become a way of life for me, and my family, but it has not always been that way in our house. Until just a few years ago, I enjoyed meals out of a box, or a drive thru, thought green smoothies were a drink served at Halloween parties, and believed anything with “diet” or “low fat” stamped on it was a good thing. I hardly knew anything about organics, or nutrition, but all of that was about to change. In 2007, I was pregnant with my first child and became immensely interested in health and nutrition.
I knew a few things I wanted to give my children when I became a mom – lots of love, lots of discipline, and proper nutrition. The love and discipline came more natural, but the nutrition I had to learn. Not only did I have to learn how to cook, but also learn what was good and bad in the aisles of the store. It’s been a journey that has given me so much confidence, in the kitchen and my own skin, and the peace of mind knowing my girls are getting what their little bodies need to grow. The biggest adjustment was knowing what to buy. The labels at the store have so many ingredients, many I can’t pronounce, and many you want and need to avoid. I’m helping others make purchasing decisions easier with the Clean Products page. There you will find, by category, items that are free from potentially harmful additives at your supermarket and lots of useful information on food additives. I also share recipes we enjoy in our home. We now eat clean, whole foods, vegetarian, mostly gluten-free, and almost always homemade. The changes weren’t always easy but now that we’ve made them, we are not going back!
I now have two girls, ages 3 and 5, and I love being in the kitchen. Even better, is having them by my side while I’m cooking. Getting kids involved is one of the best ways to get them eating a better variety of foods. Since having my girls, I’ve completed my first marathon and I’m looking forward to my next in the Spring of 2013. I enjoy my time running with a great group of friends and you’ll hear about them and our running adventures occasionally on the blog. Food and health have become a passion and now I’m sharing my passion with all of you.
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Chef Amy is a graduate of the Culinary Business Academy, a premier member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA), as well as an active member of the Atlanta USPCA chapter. She is the owner of A la Chef, a personal chef and catering service in the North Atlanta area.