July 4th, 2012, I watched Forks Over Knives, a documentary about our food industry and how our ignorance about proper eating is killing us. Literally. I immediately changed my diet and started preaching the benefits of juicing at first then eventually the vegan diet. My energy level and overall health, even for an old lady, improved so much that even my doctor said, “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it.”
I believed that when my coworkers saw the transformation from a size 12 to 4 in a few short months, that they too would adopt the healthy eating plan. I was mistaken. Over and again I repeated my success story to people who would shake their head and say, “I can’t do that.”
Fast forward to today. I have learned that most people will not change their emotional eating. By that, I mean nutrition-wise, we should all be eating a big bunch of kale every day for breakfast. Emotionally, that translates to a big cinnamon roll. Now most people are somewhere in between, making efforts occasionally to eat healthy; and some are simply misinformed, still clinging to processed foods believing that there isn’t harm there since that is how they ate as children.
Emerald Spoon sprouted out of an effort to help my family (especially my grandchildren) to eat healthy. I was raised at the edge of a small town where we had cattle, pigs and chickens. My folks were like most in their generation and saw no problems frying food and laying on the butter. Good southern cooking. So, unfortunately, my daughters and now their children are in the same boat. To help get more greens into their daily diet, I began to experiment with dried greens and spices – and here we are.
Emerald Spoon is my way to help the busy people get nutritional dark green veggies into their daily diet.
Emerald Spoon is my way to help the busy American put veggies into their daily diet.