FOOD DOESN’T NEED TO BE STYLED TO BE NOURISHING
For many months now it has become more and more common to have young Mum’s either during a talk or consultation, comment on how they feel inadequate and are letting their families down because while the meals they serve their family are delicious and healthy, they aren’t gorgeously plated up like the meals they see on social media. Many are in tears.
Obviously I try to console them, reminding them that this is a very new modern day phenomenon, something our own Mum’s wouldn’t have given a second thought to AND that it is highly unlikely their own children even think about it.
Most important is that they are getting quality, nutritious food into their children and that is where, I suggest, the best place to direct their energy.
As synchronicity would have it, at the end of a recent consultation a lovely new client commented on how she enjoyed my page and often had a giggle at the photos of my food. According to her it was so refreshing to see photos of real meals that looked like what she served rather than the ‘orchestrated works of art’ she usually saw scrolling through her social media feeds.
She and a few others have asked why I haven’t posted our meals for a while as often they got inspiration from them. Well… as embarrassing as it is, it’s time to fess up… I stopped posting photos of our meals because I didn’t think they were social media worthy.
I know, I know but guess what? It seems I’m human too and just as susceptible to getting sucked into the feelings of inadequacy and second guessing that social media can generate and with that said, the photos of our meals are making a return!
I don't have the time or inclination to be taking food styling and photography courses. I'm hard pressed enough getting to seminars to keep my continuing education points up that keep me registered allowing me to work as a practitioner.
So here’s our chicken pizza dinner. It was absolutely delicious, and to be honest, I think the photo isn’t too bad either.