Think of Food as Medicine
Some of the things I want to help educate you with on this blog is how you can cook with REAL ingredients and make simple, delicious meals for yourself and your family. If you have food allergies or other food restrictions, I want you to see that there’s a world other whole out there of food alternatives other than the gluten-free section at the health food store. Honestly, most of the food in that section is not healthy at all and it’s expensive and doesn’t taste very food. The food alternatives we suggest here actually taste good, are easy to make and you would actually want to make them even if you didn’t have to.
Now that I don’t have food allergies, I still eat the recipes I have on the blog every day because they taste good and they are healthy. Even though our family can eat normal white flour, I still don’t have it in the house. Who needs it when there are great alternatives like spelt flour, garbanzo bean flour, coconut flour, almond flour, quinoa flour, etc.? My children are children though and they do eat their fair share of unhealthy food – but not nearly as much as they used to. When they see mommy eating hummus or quinoa, especially our younger children naturally want to try it and, most of the time, they love it. I believe there is something inside us that really likes healthy food and really wants it but since most people have eaten unhealthy food for so long, those feelings get squashed and instead you crave unhealthy foods. I am human though and like to eat out but I try to do the healthiest option I can find. I will have white flour if there isn’t another option but I haven’t eaten fast food in about 10 years now and I plan to keep it that way!
One of the diet plans I recently discovered is the Paleo Diet. When I first learned about it, I had to laugh. It is almost exactly how I have eaten for years because of food allergies but I didn’t know I was following a certain diet. I think the Paleo Plan has some great things to it, although it’s not for everyone, and it’s hard to eat that way all the time but I definitely think that if you’re in to alternative food, you should consider trying some of the recipes because they are delicious and healthy.
What do I think is the most unhealthy food that Americans eat? Preservatives and anything man-made that doesn’t naturally occur in nature. Sure, this means that most of the prepared foods in the grocery store are unhealthy and are a fast ticket to being fat and having lots of problems. But that’s why we have this blog – to help you find alternatives and replace things in your diet like soda, high fructose corn syrup, and MSG. If you are what you eat, it is important to your well-being to find the time and energy to eat healthy. It’s really not that hard once you get over the hump. You will start to feel so much better and that makes it much easier.