Switching from Unhealthy to Healthy

Lately, I’ve really become concerned over aging. It’s not something that ever crossed my mind when I was 16, 18 or even 21.  But now that I’m 23 it feels like I’m jumping hurdles towards 30.  I find myself suddenly scrutinizing the wrinkles and skin elasticity of women when I’m watching TV and I’m wondering how long before I start to noticeably age.  If these are the peak years for a woman, then I must already be starting the long descent downwards.  Many women would consider this a crime, but I don’t use any special face wash or lotion..just soap, towel dry, then sleep. And while I used to be an active gym rat, the past few years I barely exercise. I have been trying a little to eat more healthily, but now I’ve decided to go all out and try to make most of my diet about vegetables and vitamins.  If I’m not putting in the nutrients that my body needs and just stuffing it with processed foods, pizza, sweets, and meat, how will my body look like 10 or even 5 years from today?  How will these habits manifest themselves on my skin and face, where aging is most noticeable? It’s time I start taking care of my body, making more careful choices of what I decide to put in it, and exercising even if its just 15 minutes a day. These small differences each day I believe should add up as the years accumulate. Today I’d like to try out a few vegetable- based dishes and see how they come out.  I’m an amateur cook but if I can learn by trying out recipe one by one I’m hoping I can make vegetables taste not only edible but savory.

Vegetable Dish 1

Picture of Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Vegetable Dish 2

Picture of Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip Recipe