Neat Eats: Meal Planning Made Easy

Front Porch Magazine
August 2015, pg. 15

We’ve all done it.  Every year, we solemnly vow to be more health conscious, to feel better, to get more exercise, and to pay attention to what we’re putting into our bodies.  We know it’s the right thing to do, and we glow with pride as we extol our resolve to our friends.  Then the work of doing it sets in – the daily tracking of food, slogging to the gym at zero-dark-whatever, and the limits!  The limits to our easy-going, carefree, eat-whatever-the-hell-we-want lives.  Being healthy can feel like a real buzz-kill; however, there are those among us who have discovered a way to have it all.  People like Stefanie Root, a guru of gastronomy, who has found that healthy living not only enhances one’s experiences in life, but can be easier and less costly than the life we thought we relished.