I grew up in the country. We grew our own food, we had vegtables and fruit growing in abundance. There were fields lined with berry vines, and barns filled with healthy animals that were filled with love not hormones.
Today with all the hustle and bustle of fast foods, and cheap processed boxed meals; I have learned a new appreciation and love for a simple home cooked meal. Just like Granma used to make. It’s funny now that I am grown and try very hard to eat organic, clean and whole foods. It’s pretty enlightening to watch the economics and financials of eating this way and I realize the Nation is making an industry off of what I grew up on as a way of life, makes me realize the things I took for granted.
Tips For Eating Healthy, Wholesome and Intelligently
*Take a Cooking class~ Learn to cook new dishes that are healthy and outside of your norm. Anyfood you cook make it your priority to make Love the main ingredient. Making healthy dishes filled with love is better than any restaurant. ❤
*Learn what foods are grown locally and when they are in season. Eat a variety foods.
*Plant something. Grow your own vegetable garden, there is something so fulfilling spiritually about growing, nurturing and harvesting your own foods. If space for a garden is an issue, try a container garden or a window box. Add a pot of fresh herbs for flavor and watch your creativity soar.
* Eat less meat. It takes lots of energy to grow meat for eating. Think about it. It’s not like raising your own farm animals and doing everything at your own home these days. Animals are grown in horrible living conditions, often mistreated, then shipped off for a unkind death. What are the steps from birth to being on a dinner plate?
*If you are buying “natural” verses”orgainic” learn how the producer defines and seperates the two. The governments definition is vague and can often be misleading.
*At the farmers market ask how the vendors are chosen. How are they screened? Must they be organic, or local? Use your voice and ask questions.
*When buying local but not organic, ask the farmer “Why not organic?” It could be that they are doing something very close and acceptable.
*When shopping for peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, grapes, lettuce, spinach, lettuce and or potatoes ALWAYS chose orgainic. These foods are known as “the dirty dozen”!
*Make every effort to buy certified orgain and local when possible.
Rinse and cleanse foods properly and always wash your hands before food preparation and never, NEVER cook or prepare food when you are angry. The first ingredient for any dish should be LOVE because after all we are what we eat….