Fake It Until You Make It

Springtime has us thinking about healthy eating...and also about baseball.  While helping out last night at my son's baseball practice, I thought of an old saying.  Fake it until you make it.  I haven't played baseball in an organized way since 4th grade, and I had not put on a glove in at least 20 years before our first practice.  But, I head out each week to the field like I know exactly what I am doing.  

How does this apply to healthy eating you might ask?  I remember feeling overwhelmed when I had to do a healthy eating overhaul a few years back.  I had never really eaten things like bok choy or kale, but I didn't wait until I had it all figured out.  I went to the market, filled up my cart and got to work.  Some dishes were delicious and other were less delicious.  I decided to fake it until I figured out how to cook with all of these new foods.

If springtime has you thinking about your healthy eating routine, here are some tips to get you on the field.

1.  Add no more than one or two new foods to your cart each time you go shopping.

2.  Try to master one recipe at a time with these new foods in mind.  

3.  Don't be discouraged if you don't like a new food at first.  Try it again in another recipe, or try another variety.