About Me: My name is Whitney Landon. I’m a 23-year-old student at Brigham Young University, majoring in School Health Education. I love to cook and try to find creative ways to incorporate healthy food into my life. I’m also a little obsessed with cute food (whether it be nice plating or anything bento-related).
I didn’t always have a passion for being healthy or physically fit. But you can read more about that (and see a before and after picture) here.
Why alittlebitgranola?: According to urbandictionary, a granola is:
An adjective used to describe people who are environmentally aware (flower child, tree-hugger), open-minded, left-winged, socially aware and active, queer or queer-positive, anti-oppressive/discriminatory (racial, sexual, gender, class, age, etc.) with an organic and natural emphasis on living, who will usually refrain from consuming or using anything containing animals and animal by-products (for health and/or environmental reasons), as well as limit consumption of what he or she does consume, as granola people are usually concerned about wasting resources. Usually buy only fair-trade goods and refrain from buying from large corporations, as most exploit the environment as well as their workers, which goes against granola core values. The choice of not removing body hair (see amazon) and drug use are not characteristics that define granola people, and people, regardless of granola status, may or may not partake in said activities. This definition is sometimes confused with hippy.
Although I do not fit all of that description, my family has taken to teasing me about fitting some of that (especially because I’m far more granola than the rest of my family). However, I figure, since I’ve adopted some of those attitudes and behaviors, I may as well embrace it.