Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Isn't It Amazing?

It really should be simple by now: eating healthy foods makes me feel good! I mean, that's not a hard lesson, but it seems I forget it every time I let myself eat tons of junk before eating a good, fresh cooked meal.

Also, check out these beauties:

These are dinner plates. Obvious, no? But get this: see that big flower? That's where your veggies go. The medium? You put your starch there. And that scrumptious cutie of a small dandy? Your meat. They're made by SlimWare, and although they are far too rich for my blood ($39.99 for 4 plastic plates!!!), it would be pretty easy to paint some simple white (or yellow or red or cerulean) plates you pick up at Goodwill or Target. I'm thinking this is an amazing idea, because I think we all know by now what we should be eating, it's the how much part that always gets me. (I'd want to fill the big flower with potatoes...).

Also, have you heard of this book?
It's Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, I'm reading it now, and it's blowing my mind in a big way. I'm right at the halfway mark, and when I finish it, I'll definitely be reviewing it (read: gushing my food obsessed little heart out about it).

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! (P.S. Thanks for reading. Seriously. I mean it.)


Liz said...

I just stumbled onto your blog this morning, and the title cracked me up! :)

Rebecca said...

These plates are beautiful, I agree they are too expensive though.

Anonymous said...

Love the plates, not the price!! Yikes! But that is a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is pricey - for plastic plates to boot!

I have that book on hold at my local library - its already checked out so who knows when I'll get it.

Have heard good things though!

ambika said...

Michael Pollan spoke recently here in town -- 80 bucks a ticket and it was completely sold out.

Those plates are too clever & gorgeous to boot. I've just been trying to eat off of smaller plates in general!