Everyday food from an everyday girl.
I’m someone who loves food and loves to cook, but hates how difficult it can be to balance healthier choices with affordable, delicious food that I enjoy.
I’ve followed so many celebrities and health gurus over the years who talk about creating “normal meals” on a “normal budget” but, for me, they always inevitably end in disappointment when I realise this is food that I would never be able to fit into my normal working life with my tight budget.
I want to be more conscious of what I’m putting into my body – but I don’t want a life of kale smoothies, spelt flour and soya milk. I don’t want to cut out carbs, sugar or, God forbid, cheese. I don’t want to ban myself from ever eating a slice of pizza or a bar of chocolate again. I don’t want to change my entire lifestyle just for the sake of cutting a few calories.
I’m also a graduate with mounds of student debt and a retail job behind me, so it’s not like I have money to waste. Food that might be “affordable” to a celebrity chef certainly isn’t affordable for thousands of hard-working, bill-paying, money-saving people like myself. I want to be healthier, but I want to use the food in my cupboard and my usual weekly budget to do it.
#ThisGirlEats is about finding a healthier lifestyle in a truly realistic way, in a way that doesn’t break the bank and doesn’t change my whole life. So follow me as I work out some new recipes, discover helpful tips and try my best to make little differences that still fit into a normal lifestyle – but still stuff my face on the way!