When I turned thirty, I learned I was a BRCA carrier. Since then, I have read many articles and books relating to nutrition and cancer. It is daunting to know that some of the foods we eat can possibly make a difference in the growth of cancer cells. As a mother of three young children, being a BRCA carrier is a huge weight to carry. The screening process is stressful, and we all know eating properly is the first thing that goes unchecked in these situations.
Since I value nutrition and healthy living, I use the 80/20 rule. I try to make the right food choices 80% of the time, and I try to encourage my children to do the same. With a family of three young, picky eaters, we’ve developed a creative menu and coined some of our meals to inspire good choices. Our pantry is full of “healthy candy” (dried fruit), vegetable quiches have become “cakes”, and naming any food for a Superhero is a sure win. My kids have come to love “Hulk Pasta”.
Hulk Pasta recipe:
Mash an avocado, add salt, lime juice, and olive oil and mix together. Add the avocado mixture to pasta of your choice. When I make it for adults, I add chopped basil and crushed garlic and garnish with pumpkin seeds and sundried tomatoes.