If you haven’t noticed, I take this blogging business very seriously. Someday, I can see myself writing for, or at least contributing to, internet outlets, magazines or LifesLemons.com, once it goes viral. Hey Mom and Dad, you helped pay for me to learn about nutrition but I’d rather discuss how dishwashers make french cut green beans cling to butter knives, as a freelance writer, instead.
I could be more astute though. I could be a liaison between the field of nutrition and those who care to learn about it. Wouldn’t that be a novel use of my degree? The best dietitians and nutrition educators, that I’ve met, really engage people and don’t preach. They find a way to get through. They find a way to connect. They’re outside-the-box thinkers and explain why and how a person should make ideal ways of eating more attainable. What’s the point of leading a horse to water if it’s not going to drink anyway? (Or something to that effect.)
As an author, or “corespondent,” I could filter out the fancy scientific nutrition jargon that tends to lose people and boil the basics down to brass tacks. People would listen because maybe I’m relatable and extra amusing. They would read my stuff for a painless crash course on amino acids, scroll down and stumble upon a legitimate justification for eating donuts at dinner. Oops. Audiences worldwide would come to discover new ways to mac their cheeses or to hear nice stories about Farm to Table eating. They’d keep reading and stay for the elaborate stories about carrot peelers and my encounters with little old ladies on gravel roads. They’d probably pick out real gems of advice to eat just a bit healthier. Kinda, sorta. Maybe. Sounds promising. Let’s talk about bacon.
Everyone, who’s been in my presence recently, knows that I’ve had a tremendous appetite for bacon. A craving that isn’t the healthiest when succumbed to in the desired quantity. There’s a solution though, for a person not to eat an entire package of fried meat in just one sitting. That is, if a person can stop shoving their face long enough to use the grease and pop some corn. Bacon grease popped corn is incredibly satisfying when a bacon hankering just won’t go away without a fight. Popcorn provides fiber, antioxidants and the fat will aid in shuttling fat-soluble vitamins. Besides, recent research suggests that the saturated kind, as in bacon, isn’t so horrible after all.
Whole grain bacon. You’re welcome.