In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Red Pill, Blue Pill.”

‘If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?’

Nutrition is important, of course it is, and I’m learning to cook (see Blue plasters and a glass of wine) so I don’t become a scurvy dog (sorry, being half pirate is a Hastings thing, see here). I really don’t want to be the student that lives off of pot noodles and crackers. However, a pill that gave you all the nutrition you needed a day would be cool – as long as it didn’t stop you from getting hungry sometimes. I’m 5ft 2.5″ (that .5 is very important to me) and a healthy weight (you don’t actually expect me to tell you my weight, right?) but I LOVE all things dessert related! Honestly, as far as I’m concerned restaurants were designed for the pudding!

So, if there was a pill that meant I could have all my nutrition and eat my cake too I would be so happy… Although, it would be very sad to not have far too many cooking shows on TV, or lovely hard backed books to attempt (and promptly ruin) recipes from, or the joy of sitting around a table discussing life and all its mysteries with a plate of hot food in front of you. Nutrition is important, but you can have everything you need with some smart cooking and not some pill. So, pass me my healthy, nutritious main and my sugary pud and I’m one happy girl!

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