Well, I’m not gonna lie, I have been looking for my muse. When all these times it’s been sitting right under my nose. Yes, you guessed it. It’s my parents. My parents are my rock. They’re strong. They are the most kind, unselfish, grateful, and generous people I know. Well, apart from my grandma who is equally as generous and kind but beyond words can explain.
Let’s go back to my parents. I will tell you about my grandma later. When it comes to healthy eating my dad is a specialist; mum is there to make it all happen. They are a team and I love that about them. Partners in crime.
My dad is one of the healthiest people I know. When it comes to food, there is no way you can fool him. He knows! He doesn’t eat for the sake of it; he only eats what’s good for him. He doesn’t eat salt, he doesn’t eat greasy stuff, nothing fried. But he has a weakness for chillies; even though he’s not allowed to eat them because of his heartburn.
I try to be like him. Eat healthy, stay healthy and be strong. When I was little, I used to eat whatever my dad ate. It doesn’t matter what it was. I’m not a big fun of meat but my dad used to bring beef tongue and make a nice soup out of it and eat it. Surprisingly, I found myself eating it with him; to all my sisters’ dismay.
I also used to eat okra with him. My sisters always giving me a bad look- as if to say, how can you eat that?! Okra is very gooey and they didn’t like that about it back then. But I did. For dinner, he prefers to eat light. One of his favorites is a homemade brown bread with a spread of honey and lemon . His diet includes a lot of fiber. I will show you how to make the bread later.
He likes his vegetables crunchy, his eggs runny and his pasta al dente; and my mum always knew to prepare it just right. Back then, I didn’t know why he ate runny eggs and the vegetables not cooked enough but now I understand it all. He was and still is the bomb!
Growing up I didn’t realise how blessed and privileged I was to have parents like that. Looking back, I feel honored to call them my parents, if only they could read this and knew how I felt about them. They inspire me when it comes to healthy eating; when it comes to life itself and a lot of other things. If only I knew what I know now back then…
Quote of the day:
The choices that we make now affects the opportunities available to us in the future”- Chris Guillebeau