Hola. My name is Irene. I’m a positive quote junkie, optimistic by default, spiritual by choice, apron lover, vegan in training, food explorer by nature, yoga queen, coffee addict (I really want to kick this habit), dreamer, idea fountain and now self proclaimed healthy food advocate. MyHealthyCocina is all about my new passion: cooking and eating healthy.
Did you know that “[a]mong Mexican American women, 73 percent are overweight or obese, as compared to only 61.6 percent of the general female population.” ?? ???? This is according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Not too long ago I was part of these statistics. Although I knew we are known to be curvy women, this is shocking to me!!! Curvy is one thing, overweight is another. We can change this. Each of us, individually, can change our bodies by changing our food choices.
MyHealthyCocina.com is my way of inspiring you to eat healthy and perhaps change those statistics back in our favor. Healthy food is so beautiful, colorful, aromatic and flavorful. Just go the produce section of your local food market, or better yet visit your local Farmer’s Market, and immerse yourself in its rainbow — bring it home and color your plates and nourish your bodies. I have and my whole life has changed. Try it — yours will too!
Also, I invite you to write to me. Send me your healthy recipes, juice ideas and aprons. I love aprons. I will write about you, share your recipe, link your page or mention you. Changing these statistics will take the whole community. Together, we can do this.
With all my LUZ from my healthy cocina to yours,