Eat to Nguyen

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Welcome to my blog about a subject I am very passionate about: food.

Growing up in a health conscious family, I constantly heard my parents telling me to shed some pounds. I never listened to them because I didn't think that there was anything wrong with my weight. During my 16 year physical check up, the doctor told me I was becoming overweight. That was the wake up call that I desperately needed. For the first time, I looked in the mirror and saw my body. Seeing my reflection, I vowed to reach a healthy weight, which I accomplished through exercising and changing my diet. Along my weight loss journey, I learned many things about food, which I hope to pass onto my readers and inspire them to lead a healthy life.

How do I come up with my recipes?
Let's get this straight: I have no experience in the kitchen whatsoever. I just cook for fun because I love seeing how food takes on different tastes and textures when combined with different ingredients. Now on to the question. I like to take popular foods such as pancakes and pizza and make the healthiest version possible, using fresh and nutritionally packed ingredients. My goal is to create food that I will not regret eating once the plate is clean. Provided that I have some of my favorites food such as cottage cheese, greek yogurt, and oatmeal always stocked up in my house, you will most likely see at least one of these ingredients in my recipes. I will admit that it does take a while to come up with recipes because I try to eliminate butter, which is found in almost all recipes especially desserts! Foodgawker is definitely the website where the whole thinking process begins.

What does Eat to Nguyen mean?
My friends tease me about being healthy. They always tell me that my lunches are "foreign" to them because they consist of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Since my last name is Nguyen, which sounds like the word win, one of my close friends came up with the title Eat to Nguyen for a future cookbook. Because I cannot cook a decent meal, I just decided to use it for the name of my blog.

My other tumblr: Nick and Nat

I bought this pack of hummus today. How could I resist when two tablespoons of it are only 35 calories? The spread goes perfectly with toasted pita bread and grilled bell peppers and chicken. 

— 2 years ago with 42 notes
#hummus  #chicken  #lunch  #healthy  #food 
catchyourdreamsandrun asked: Do you have nutrition information for your recipes?


Answer:

I am sorry, but I do not have the information. From now on, I will start calculating and posting it with the recipe. 

— 2 years ago with 1 note
I ordered the Chicken la Madeleine for dinner last night. According to La Madeleine’s website, this meal is approximately 580 calories. However, the calorie count is lowered because I ordered the dish without the mushroom sauce. 

I ordered the Chicken la Madeleine for dinner last night. According to La Madeleine’s website, this meal is approximately 580 calories. However, the calorie count is lowered because I ordered the dish without the mushroom sauce. 

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#healthy  #food  #la madeleine  #dinner 
purelyalpha asked: Where can I find Shiritaki noodles? Would I be able to find them at Wal-Mart, or should look in the whole-foods store?


Answer:

I am not sure if Walmart sells the noodles. I purchase mine from either Sprouts or Whole Foods. 

— 2 years ago with 1 note
startmakingchanges asked: Hey are you Vietnamese ? Cause I'm watching food network and there's this Vietnamese guy his name is Luke and i was wondering if you relate?


Answer:

Yes, I am Vietnamese. I am not related to him, but I love his show!!!

— 2 years ago

I know that I haven’t made anything in a loooonnnnggg time, but I have not been inspired to whip up anything. Lately, I have been focused on my new fashion blog, which is surprisingly really fun. I enjoy snapping pictures of whatever I am wearing that day. That sounded really conceited. Anyway, when I logged in today, I was greeted with a wonderful sight. I surpassed 1000 followers! Thank you so much everyone! Eat to Nguyen would not be running without the support of all of you guys. :)

— 2 years ago
#i love my followers