Saturday, November 14, 2009
I have totally been loving reading posts from Passionate Homemaking. Here's a link to her November 11th post on 12 Steps to Nutritious Eating. Eating healthy really is a series of baby steps. It is terribly overwhelming to jump on the "good food" bandwagon, only to get burned out after a couple months or weeks (or days!). But to start simple and build upon that- those are the habits that keep.
A few things we do to eat real and healthy:
-buy local honey
-eat farm fresh eggs
-stay away from prepackaged foods
-cook from scratch as much as possible, limit eating out
-only eat brown rice
-limit white flour and white sugar
-replace with whole grains and demerara
-drink water, 100% juice, and milk pretty much exclusively; little to no soda (I'm still a sucker for caffeinated coffee, though- but at least I drink it black- that makes it better, right? *grin*)
-try to eat fish at least 1x/wk
-salads mostly contain spinach or dark greens
-homemade oil & vinegar salad dressing
-fruits and/or veggies at every meal
-soak our oats
-eat whole wheat bread, pitas, tortillas, pastas, etc.
One area that I would LOVE to crack down on as a family is eating more organic and eating meats from grass-fed/pastured animals that have not been treated with hormones. Our biggest issue is with cost, BUT... we are also willing to crack down budget-wise and invest a bit more cash into our grocery budget. It'll be worth it, I know!