Welcome

This blog embraces my basic food philosophy – that it’s easy to make healthy, affordable meals on the go, even if you’re eating solo. We’re all busy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a few minutes a day to feed ourselves well. When we eat better, we feel better – and *everyone* in our lives benefits from that, right?

I don’t use many “recipes” here. Real foods need minimal preparation to taste great. I use primarily vegetables and fruits, cooked grains, beans and legumes, eggs and dairy, soy foods, vegetarian proteins and a little fish, poultry or meat on occasion. Emphasis is on healthy, fresh, unprocessed, organic and local. Tapping into the local food and farming system is one of the basic tenets of eating well, as is understanding a bit about how nutrition affects health. Although I consider myself a “flexitarian,” most of the meals I prepare are also ovo-lacto vegetarian or vegan and wheat and/or gluten free.

I use my Five Minute Foodie page on Facebook to post photos and instructions for preparing the meals I eat on a daily basis. I’ll use this blog to provide more in-depth shopping, preparation and work-day meal tips. My aim is to show people how easy (and affordable) it is to eat well, while also motivating me to keep experimenting and learning how to make good food even better. The basic premise of “Five Minute Foodie” is that making healthy, tasty meals – and learning about food and nutrition – can be done in just a few minutes a day.

I hope you enjoy my blog and Facebook page and will jump in with your own inspirations and ideas. Thanks for following along 🙂

Jennifer (aka the Five-Minute Foodie)

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