Regular readers of this blog tend to be concerned about my eating habits, or rather, the lack of them. Thankfully this has improved recently and not just due to ‘editorial meetings’ in The Shed, but actually remembering to cook food and eat it. (If you’re interested, tonight was a pizza. Highly exciting, I know.)
However, thanks to some silly new website, I’m going beyond JUST remembering to eat, but remembering to eat healthily too! It’s thanks to a website called Graze, which basically relies on people like me being shit lazy and so posting them fresh fruit, olives, seeds, nuts and other healthy-type things.
Although this means I’m mainly focussing efforts on the 5-a-day in to maybe once-a-week, it’s an improvement over “1 or 2 depending on what sauce I have with my pasta tonight”. There’s also an element of surprise to it too, as until the box arrives, I don’t really know what I’m actually going to get.
Spending £3 on a random box of bird food for myself could be a bit of a risk, but for some reason that makes it slightly more compelling – opening the box to see what surprise that apparently has nutritional value (to make up for the sometimes lack of taste) has been sent this week is strangely enjoyable. And if you don’t like something, the rating system on the website (Bin, Try, Like, Love) allows their selections to actually represent what you like. It’s like “Hot or Not” but with nutritious treats.
I originally joined because it seemed like the fun new craze everybody was trying out. Less rebellious than drugs maybe, but the referral system means that if you put someone’s code in when you join, you get a free box as well as the next one half price. And you can quit without them selling your details to some Somalian pirates without worries of life commitments.
We’ll see how long this takes before I get bored of it, generally seeds and nuts hardly make for nutritious food and the vending machines seem such a good idea (especially the new Sizzling King Prawn McCoys flavour, mmm) but there’s hope for me not wasting away like the stick insect that I am.
Plus, every time someone joins with your referral code, you get £1 off a box. So if you don’t want me to die, you should probably go to http://www.graze.com and enter the code TWMRPJX. As well as you getting a free box from the stupidly large collection of food (who knew there were so many seeds?) you can also stop someone from wasting away and help support my new habit. At least it’s not crack.